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Falls from ladders, scaffolds, roofs, and other work areas are among the most common types of construction site accidents in New York City and elsewhere in the United States.

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Experienced Construction Accident Attorneys

Falls from ladders, scaffolds, roofs, and other work areas are among the most common types of construction site accidents in New York City and elsewhere in the United States. These falls often have devastating consequences for a worker’s life, and they may even be fatal. If you have been injured in any type of fall on a construction site, we may be able to help. At Oresky & Associates, our Queens and Bronx construction accident lawyers are committed to getting our clients full and fair compensation for their harm. With decades of experience to guide us, we treat each person who seeks our assistance with the personalized attention that they deserve.

Recent Case Results

More Than 25 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction Accidents $6.6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Settlement for electrician that fell one story off of roof during construction of an extension.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Awarded to construction worker that fell from ladder while installing window frame.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
Negligent Supervision $6 Million Awarded to 19 year old mentally disabled man that suffered severe burns as a result of institution’s failure to supervise.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Awarded to construction worker struck by falling object at construction site.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Settlement for Scaffold Installer that fell one story during construction of sidewalk bridge.
Construction Accidents $5 Million Dollars won by demolition worker that was knocked off ladder by HVAC duct, fracturing arm, requiring back surgery, amongst other injuries.
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Falls on Construction Sites May Cause Serious Injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are the leading cause of deaths in the construction industry. In 2015, for example, 364 out of 937 total deaths in construction resulted from falls. The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in New York City, these accidents accounted for 24 fatalities in 2015, a slight increase from the previous year.

Under New York’s Labor Laws, the risk of falling is known as a “gravity-related hazard,” a term that covers falling workers as well as falling objects like materials or equipment that could strike workers. Falls on construction sites may be caused by an owner’s and/or contractor’s failure to provide proper safety equipment or follow proper safety protocol. This could include:

  1. Failure to provide fall safety equipment such as life lines and harnesses for a worker to tie off to;
  2. Failure to provide safe ladders or scaffolds that do not collapse, shift or move;
  3. Failure to use proper equipment to raise or lower heavy equipment or materials;
  4. Failure to provide a safe work platform or provide railings or barriers to prevent a worker from falling;
  5. Failure to ensure that sturdy barriers, ropes or safety devices are placed around openings, such as elevator shafts, stairwell openings, and other areas;
  6. Failure to provide safety netting to protect construction workers from being hit by falling debris such as bricks during the course of demolition.
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When it comes to litigation, there is no time to waste. Once you call our office, we can start building your case in your fight for compensation. In three short steps, your legal journey can begin today.

01. Free Case Evaluation

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

How does a medical malpractice lawsuit work?
Medical malpractice lawsuits usually begin with an insurance claim. Your attorney will attempt to prove your case and negotiate a settlement that covers your damages. If obtaining compensation outside of court is not an option, you can pursue a civil suit. Want to find out more? Read our full article here.
Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
You do not need a personal injury lawyer, but one can benefit you in many ways following an accident resulting in serious physical harm. Severe injuries can lead to expensive medical care, extended absences from work, pain and suffering, and other damages. Read our full article to find out more about when it's right to hire a personal injury lawyer. 
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
Personal injury lawyers help victims recover compensation for injuries and damages that someone else’s negligence caused. They do this by helping clients with insurance claims and/or civil lawsuits. Want to learn more? Read our full article here.
What is the Average Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Since medical malpractice covers such a wide variety of injuries and scenarios, there is no average settlement amount for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Furthermore, many individual factors can affect a settlement’s amount, such as the injury’s permanence and impact on your job and whether your case settles out of court. When thinking about your malpractice case, remember that it is a  personal injury with losses. Malpractice is then subcategorized into different types, each with its own area.  To learn more, please read our full article here.
How Much Can I obtain from a Car Accident Settlement?
Several factors influence the amount you might obtain from a car accident settlement. The seriousness of your injury plays a significant role in determining this amount, as it affects your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and many other types of damages. The amount of insurance coverage available plays another significant part in the outcome of your settlement. Of course, a lawyer’s experience building personal injury cases, handling insurance companies, and negotiating fair settlements is yet another important consideration in this equation. Want to learn more about car accident settlements? Read our full article here.
How Do I Make an Accident Report from a Construction Accident?
If you suffered injuries in a construction accident, you must report the accident to your foreman or employer, but there are other steps you also must take if you hope to receive compensation for your injury. First things first! If you have been hurt, seek medical care and attention immediately. If you need an ambulance, ask for one to be called. Your construction foreman may or may not be aware of your accident. Do not assume they received word of the incident. Even if you verbally told your co-worker about it, this notification will not always help you if your employer does not have actual knowledge of your construction accident. Want to learn more about how to make an accident report? Read our full article here.
What happens if I am partially at fault for my car accident?
As long as you are not 100 percent at fault for your car accident you can still recover money damages for your injuries from the other party who caused your accident. Most accidents involve some degree of comparative fault between the parties.
Can I Sue For A Work-Related Injury?
You can sue for a work-related injury under certain conditions. Typically, employers in New York have immunity from personal injury lawsuits, but there are exceptions. There may be other liable parties (other than your employer) who do not have this immunity. You can read our full blog post here to find out more.
Experienced Construction Accident Attorneys

Know Your Rights After Falling On A Job Site

Workers hurt on the job sometimes think that they have no recourse other than Workers’ Compensation for an accident and their resulting injuries, but this is not always the case. The New York Labor Law protects construction workers, and those working in construction related trades such as demolition workers, asbestos handlers, painters, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and others. New York Labor Law Sections 200, 240, and 241provides protections for those working in the construction industry and related fields and provides injured workers certain rights to file a lawsuit and obtain compensation through court proceedings, including a jury trial. These laws hold construction companies, property owners, and contractors responsible for providing a safe working environment. Under certain provisions of the Labor Law if a property owner or contractor is found liable, they be held 100% responsible for the accident irrespective of the worker’s comparative negligence (partial fault for the accident). If they are found liable under the Labor Laws defendants may be required to pay for a worker’s accident-related pain and suffering, lost union benefits, lost wages, medical treatment as well as other damages, such as the loss of services of a spouse.

 

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Discuss Your Situation with a Workplace Accident Lawyer

If you or a family member was injured due to a fall at a construction site, our experienced work injury attorneys can help you understand your rights and options. At Oresky & Associates, we take great pride in providing compassionate representation to each and every client. Members of our team are bilingual in Spanish for those clients and their families that prefer to speak Spanish. We assist injured workers in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Call us at 718-993-9999 or contact us online for a free appointment with an attorney to discuss your next steps.

 

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