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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 30 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction $7.5 Million $7.5 settlement for helper injured in fall from forklift resulting in multiple surgeries.
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.
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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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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.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
When you are involved in a car accident, there is a free consultation. If you have a case, you pay no fees until we win your case. The cost calculates as a percentage of the amount you are awarded as compensation through settlement or jury trial, also known as a contingency fee basis.
I Have Insurance, and I Have the Other Driver’s Insurance Information. Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Unfortunately, people are not always honest, and you need a knowledgeable lawyer to help you gather evidence that you cannot get on your own. Of course, you need the accident report, but you also may need witness statements, certified weather reports,  photos from the accident scene,  driver statements,  and other evidence to establish liability.
Should I get a lawyer for a car accident?
You can argue that the best time to hire a car accident lawyer is shortly after your accident happens. By hiring a car accident lawyer from our firm, you:
  • Protect yourself from insurance companies
  • Have a buffer between you and the parties who caused your accident
  • Reduce the risk of your rights being violated
The insurance company may try to get you to accept a low settlement offer. These offers come quickly but generally do not cover your long-term losses. A lawyer from our team will shield you from lowball settlement offers by fighting for the full scope of your damages. You can learn more by reading our full blog post here.
What Happens if the Other Driver Was Uninsured?
If the other driver was uninsured we can file an uninsured motorist claim under your vehicle’s insurance policy.  Automobile insurance policies written for New York State motorists are required to have uninsured protection.  This insurance will provide financial compensation to you, if the at fault driver does not have insurance. If you must file through your own insurer, you need a skilled law firm to help you recover the maximum money damages available.
What is life like after a spinal cord injury?
The amount of independence and movement is different for each person depending on where on the spine the injury occurred. Every person who sustains a spinal cord injury will have a different lifestyle than before the injury.
Can I Get Compensated if I Was Partly at Fault for My Car Accident?
The short answer is yes - many times, you can be compensated if you are partly at fault. Again, New York is a no-fault insurance state in which your own insurance pays for your out-of-pocket costs such as limited lost wages and medical bills up to $50,000.  When you make a claim for pain and suffering as well as certain economic loss above no-fault, the percentages of fault will be considered in your recovery. Your injury from your car accident may have a certain value, however, fault will be taken into consideration at the time of trial or settlement.
Will my car accident case go to trial?
Most car accident cases settle before trial, however, you must be prepared to go all the way to jury verdict. If the defense counsel or the insurance adjuster senses that you are not ready to go the distance, they will try and settle for less than full value. Make sure your case is prepared to go all the way.
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.

 

Construction Accident Lawyer in the Bronx & Queens

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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