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HVAC Accident Lawyer in New York City

We're Here To Help If You've Been Hurt On The Job

If you suffered an injury on the job, in New York City, or the surrounding areas our team of accident lawyers may be able to help you.

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HVAC Accident Attorney

We Have More Than 30 Years Experience Representing Accident Victims

You might not think of an HVAC installation and demolitions, as high-risk work, particularly when compared to other facets of the construction industry. You might be surprised to learn that HVAC installers can suffer severe, even fatal, injuries on the job. The installation of a new HVAC system can involve working on roofs, ladders and scaffolds.  Similarly demolition work involves the same height related risks. Proper safety equipment is required.

Depending on the details of the specific installation or demolition work, New York and federal law might require certain safety equipment and protocols. If your employer, the contractor, or the building owner failed to meet their legal obligations, you may have a lawsuit for personal injuries, pain and suffering in addition to your claim for Workers Compensation.  If you suffered an injury on the job, in New York City, or the surrounding areas our team of accident lawyers may be able to help you. You can get a free case review by calling us at 718-993-9999 today.

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 Accident $7.5 Million Verdict for construction worker injured in fall from scaffold while performing demolition. 
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.

We are happy to meet with you at our office, the hospital, your home, or some other convenient location. We understand that it can be difficult to get around after a work injury. We can talk with you about your case and evaluate whether you might be eligible to file a civil lawsuit for damages.

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How HVAC Workers Can Get Hurt on the Job

Installing an HVAC system requires people to work together as a unit, as well as proper and safe ladders, scaffolds and other safety equipment.   One weak link in this chain can cause a coworker to get hurt. The same goes for demolition where the system is being taken down and a worker can be exposed to significant risk.  Here are a few examples of ways that HVAC installers and demolition workers can get hurt on the job:

  • Falls from Ladders & Scaffolds.  Installation or demolition of an HVAC system requires workers to work at elevated heights.  Improperly braced or maintained ladders and scaffolds can fail or fall over and cause injury to the worker.
  • Falls from Roofs & Buildings.  When exposed to fall hazards, such as roofs and sides of buildings, workers should be provided with safety harnesses, lanyards and lifelines to minimize the risk of injury.
  • Struck by falling equipment.  Heavy units may require a crane to raise and lower the HVAC system into place.  Failure of to properly secure the unit could result in it falling and striking the installer.
  • Struck by duct work:  Taking down duct work requires proper planning and safety equipment.  A piece of duct work that unexpectedly falls can strike a ladder or worker causing a fall and injury.
  • Electrocution. Since HVAC equipment connects to the electrical system of the building, installers can be electrocuted if proper wiring is not maintained.  The victim can end up with extensive burns or even worse, the loss of life.
  • Support Frame Collapse. HVAC units are heavy. If the support frame is insufficient for the weight, the material can collapse, sending the workers plummeting downward.
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Our Process

Our Team Can Start Working for You from the Moment You Call

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

Call our office, send us an email, or chat with us online to receive a free case evaluation.

02. Get Signed Up

After your free case review, we can set up your client profile and gather any information you already have.

03. Start Your Recovery

We can take over your case from here and update you as it progresses. You can focus on your health while we focus on your case.


Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

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.
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.
What are the chances of recovery from a spinal cord injury?
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most devastating injuries you can suffer. While there is no way to reverse the damage completely, immediate treatment and medical advances can sometimes make a significant difference in the outcome.
What Damages Are Available if I’m Injured in a Car Crash?
Damages are recoverable for past and future pain and suffering, economic loss, such as lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation, therapy, and long-term residential care will also be considered damages under the law.  Union members may recover lost future benefits.  Other damages are recoverable and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
What should I do after a car accident?
After a car accident, you should always call for help. While you wait for help to arrive, check for injuries—both your own and those of others involved in the collision. Be sure to accept necessary medical attention from any paramedics on the scene and follow up with a health care provider as soon as possible in the days following the accident. Last but not least, connect with a lawyer––and do it fast. Get more information on what to do after an auto accident by reading our full post.
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.
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.
NYC HVAC Accident Attorney

Understand Your Rights After An Accident

Regardless of the type of injury you suffered, we will do the following for you:

  • Find the responsible  parties
  • Gather evidence to establish liability
  • Fight for the compensation you deserve
  • Negotiate with insurers
  • Represent you from the very beginning until the case is finished by settlement or trial.

Damages for HVAC Accidents in New York City

If your employer, the contractor, owner, or someone else caused or contributed to your accident by failure to comply with the law, we can go after compensation for your losses. An HVAC installer, demolition,  accident lawyer in New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn or Queens will investigate your accident and find potential defendants who might be liable.

The amount of compensation you can recover will depend on the unique facts of your case. Every situation is different. Here are some of the common types of damages in HVAC injury accidents:

  • Lost wages, because of the accident and recuperation time.
  • Diminished earning capacity, if your injuries prevent you from being able to make as much money after the accident as you could before.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Lost union benefits, money damages for past pain and suffering caused by injuries, money damages for future pain and suffering caused by injuries
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Get a Free Case Review for Your HVAC Accident Injury Case

You do not have to sort through all of this legal terminology and figure out who could be liable for your damages. We will be happy to explain those issues and answer your questions. We can take a look at your case and evaluate whether you are eligible for compensation.  This is in addition to Workers Compensation that you are entitled to through your employer.

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our passion is to help people who get hurt on the job. We treat our clients the way we would want to be treated. We value our clients and show them the respect that they deserve. It is our honor to help you.

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