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Scaffolding & Ladder Fall Lawyer in New York City

We Can Help If You've Fallen From A Scaffold Or Ladder

All too often construction workers suffer injuries in preventable falls from scaffolding and ladders

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Scaffolding & Ladder Fall Lawyer

Representing Construction Accident Victims For More Than 30 Years

All too often construction workers suffer injuries in preventable falls from scaffolding and ladders. If these workers had the proper — and required — safety equipment, the fall may not have happened. While injured workers usually qualify for workers’ compensation, New York also has laws in place that may allow these workers and their families to hold certain owners and contractors responsible as well.

A scaffolding & ladder fall lawyer in New York City at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you understand if there are any legal remedies available to you beyond workers’ compensation. We might be able to help you collect additional compensation if you suffered injuries in an NYC fall that involved a ladder or scaffold, or that occurred because of a failure to provide proper safety equipment.

Call us today at 718-993-9999 for your free case evaluation.

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.
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NYC Construction Accident Attorneys

Workers’ Compensation and Other Protections Under New York’s Labor Laws

Any time a worker suffers injuries on the clock in New York State, they are entitled to collect benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation law. This includes benefits to cover:

  • Medical care
  • A portion of their lost wages

In the event of wrongful death, the surviving family would be entitled to receive benefits.

While Workers’ Compensation is intended to help injured workers, it does not cover a workers’ damages for pain and suffering as well as a family’s loss, such as the claims of a spouse. Construction workers have strong protections under New York Labor Law 240. This statute, also known as the Scaffold Law, provides potential additional legal remedies for workers who suffered falls from a height while on a construction site. This law also applies to workers struck by falling objects.

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My uncle unfortunately had a construction accident. He retained Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as his attorneys. They won his case and we were very pleased with the results.

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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

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.
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 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.
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.
Why do I need a car accident lawyer; can’t I just call the insurance company myself and try to get a settlement?
Insurance companies have skilled attorneys working to protect them as well as adjusters whose job it is to resolve claims for as little money as possible. Car accident victims representing themselves will usually be at a significant disadvantage. You should have skilled personal injury attorneys at your side, like those at Oresky & Associates, fighting for your rights, with a proven track record of obtaining over $300 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements for New York accident victims. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced New York car accident attorney.
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.
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.
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.
Experienced Construction Accident Lawyers

New York City Construction Site Accidents and Liability

When a construction worker falls from a ladder or scaffolding, the injuries they suffer can be catastrophic. Broken bones that keep them from working for several months are almost a best-case scenario if the fall is more than a few feet. Other common outcomes include:

The serious nature of these injuries often means there is no way workers’ compensation will be able to cover all the expenses and losses associated with them. From out-of-pocket costs to pain and suffering, workers compensation will not prove sufficient. This is why New York Labor Law 240(1) allows construction workers to hold certain property owners and contractors liable for additional civil damages under certain circumstances.

If we can show the property owner and/ or contractor at the construction site failed to provide adequate safety equipment as required by law, we may be able to help you collect a wide range of damages not covered by workers’ compensation. This could include:

  • Lost Union Benefits
  • Rehabilitation and therapy costs
  • Additional lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering damages

When we review your case, we can explain if we believe you have a strong case against the potential defendants. We will investigate your fall and try to uncover evidence that allows us to file an insurance claim or lawsuit against them.

Even if you feel that you are at fault for the accident, under New York Labor Law 240(1), your comparative fault will not be considered a defense to the owner or contractors involved.

Common Contributing Causes to Scaffolding and Ladder Falls

Under New York Labor Law 240(1), workers who perform work on ladders, scaffolds, and other similar platforms must receive special protections designed to prevent falls. This includes requiring property owners and contractors to provide:

  • Safe and well-maintained ladders and scaffolding
  • Harnesses and other safety systems
  • Safety life lines and hooks
  • Any other required fall protection equipment, depending on the situation

Our Scaffolding and Ladder Fall Attorney Will Evaluate Your Case

Our attorneys understand the complex state laws that protect construction workers and allow you to pursue legal remedies if you were not provided with proper fall protection equipment or if you were provided with poorly maintained ladders or scaffolding that caused your accident. If we believe you have a strong case against a property owner or contractor, we will be vigorous advocates fighting for the compensation you deserve.

We can:

  • Review your case for free and handle it based on a contingency
  • Explain the applicable laws that provide strong protections for workers
  • Investigate your case and keep you informed each step of the way.
  • Try to help you recover the maximum amount possible based on the damages you suffered
  • Keep you prepared and ready from the beginning until settlement or trial.

Many of our staff members are bilingual and can discuss your case in English or Spanish, whichever makes you feel more comfortable. It is also important to note that your immigration status plays no role in getting workers’ compensation or pursuing civil remedies.

Experienced Accident Lawyers

Talk to a Scaffolding & Ladder Fall Lawyer in New York City Today

The construction injury team from Oresky & Associates, PLLC is standing by to evaluate your case and give you a free consultation. During your complimentary consultation, we can help you understand the legal remedies available to you and help guide you through the process of trying to hold a property owner or contractor liable for your injuries. We will fight to recover the compensation we believe you deserve. We represent injured workers in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and all of New York City.

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