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Window Washer Accident Lawyers

Were You Injured In A Window Washer Accident?

If you or a loved one was injured in a high-rise window washer accident, Oresky & Associates, PLLC is ready to help.

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NYC Window Washer Accident Lawyer

We've Defended Accident Victims In New York For More Than 30 Years

Window washers put themselves at great risk because they often work on scaffolds at elevated heights. If you or a loved one was injured in a high-rise window washer accident, Oresky & Associates, PLLC is ready to help.

Call a window washer accident lawyer in New York City today for a free case review at (718) 993-9999. In our over 30 years, we have recovered more than $400 million in damages through settlements and verdicts for clients. We can help you pursue money damages for pain and suffering caused by injuries, or other losses that you suffered because of a New York City window washer accident

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 $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.

We look forward to helping you and your loved ones recover damages.

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Experienced Accident Attorneys

Let Us Help You Recover Damages While You Focus on Feeling Better

Our firm has secured multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients and their families who have suffered similar tragedies. Do not let anybody tell you that your immigration status prevents you from filing a lawsuit or recovering money damages. Even if you are undocumented, you can still pursue legal action if you were hurt.

Here are just some of our firm’s case results for workers who were hurt on the job:

  • $18 million verdict for an undocumented worker who suffered injuries in a construction accident
  • $9.9 million settlement for a construction worker who was injured on-site
  • $6.6 million for a worker who fell from elevated heights from  scaffolding
  • $6 million awarded to a worker who fell from a ladder
  • $5.5 million won for a worker who was injured in a ladder collapse

While past results do not guarantee a similar outcome, Oresky & Associates, PLLC has a deep understanding of work injury cases. We will use this in-depth knowledge to seek money damages for your pain and suffering (past and future) caused by your injuries.

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I had a car accident and was hurt really bad. Jacob Oresky took my case and helped me in every step of the way. He made sure that the insurance company paid all my medical expenses and that I was compensated for all my pain. The staff was always f...

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I recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. They did an excellent job and I am very satisfied with the results.

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Jacob Oresky is really a great attorney. He worked hard on my case and treated me like family. I was extremely pleased with his representation.

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Jacob the lawyer really helped me. I was hurt pretty bad in a car accident. His office got right on my case and started the law suit right away. I would never go to anyone else. He is the best.

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Jacob Oresky & Associates are great attorneys and I recommend them because they treated me good.

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I recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates to anybody that had suffered an accident. They treated me like family. I love them very much.

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

How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?
Fault is determined by the way that the accident happened.  Did a driver go through a light or stop sign?  Was the driver speeding or driving unreasonably under the circumstances?  New York is a comparative fault state, meaning you can still recover some compensation for damages even if you are the mostly at-fault driver. Many times, the crash is a result of both drivers who share percentages of the fault.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a spinal cord injury?
A spinal cord injury happens when the spinal cord is partially or completely severed, resulting in partial or complete paralysis.
Know Your Rights

New York Law Provides Strong Protections for Window Washers

Our firm works every day with many cases involving New York State’s Labor Law.  The Labor Law, Sections 240(1) & 202 provide strong protections for window washers.  So even if you feel that you may be partially at fault for your accident, the law may hold the building owner 100 percent responsible for your accident.  Call us today, and let us explain how the law protects you.

A window washer accident lawyer can help you and your family in many ways, but the most important may be your health. If you were severely injured in a window washer accident, you could be facing an extended recovery period. We take care of pursuing compensation so you can focus on your health.

Experienced NYC Accident Lawyers

You Could Recover Damages Regardless of Legal Status

If you or a loved one was injured in a New York City window washer accident, please contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC about recovering money damages for your injuries. Your boss may have tried to tell you that immigration status can prevent you from collecting damages—it does not.

You have the right to seek compensation and justice even if you are not a naturalized or legal citizen. A window washer accident lawyer can collect evidence, evaluate your damages, and seek money damages from all liable parties.

Please contact our firm to find out more about your legal rights when it comes to recovering damages. Call (718) 993-9999 for a free case review with a member of our team.

We Have Experience Recovering Damages For Window Washer Accidents

A window washer accident attorney can help you recover money damages injuries,  lost wages, union benefits, and other losses.

New York state allows you to seek compensation for such economic damages as:

  • Ambulance fees
  • Hospital stays
  • Doctor visits
  • Medical treatment
  • Medical diagnostic tests
  • Prescriptions
  • Loss of work and past wages
  • Loss of future work and future wages
  • Lost union benefits

Our firm can also help you recover non-economic damages after a window cleaner accident. These include:

  • Money damages for past pain and suffering caused by injuries
  • Money damages for future pain and suffering caused by injuries
  • Your emotional stress of dealing with the injury

Oresky & Associates, PLLC have been helping injured people in New York City for three decades. We are here to help you and your family.

How Window Washer Injuries Occur

In our experience as accident attorneys, the most common reasons for these injuries include:

  • Faulty window washer scaffold construction, inspection, or maintenance
  • Inadequate safety equipment such as harnesses, safety belts, or safety lines
  • Defective scaffolding
  • Lack of proper safety equipment and  supervision

The website for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lists dozens of injuries and fatalities suffered by  window washers. This federal agency also lays out safety guidelines for businesses so they can keep their workers prevent injuries.

A window washer accident lawyer in New York City can help you and your family recover compensation so that you do not have to suffer financially for injuries that you did not cause.

Oresky & Associates, PLLC Holds Liable Parties Accountable

Our team secures evidence, testimony, and documentation to show liability. This may include:

  • Photos from the accident scene
  • Witness statements
  • Videos of the Accident

We use this information to fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve.

We Protect Your Rights After An Accident

Building owners have a duty of care to take reasonable measures in preventing injury for workers who clean and wash windows. New York City has many high-rise buildings, which makes these safety measures even more critical.

Certain building owners must comply with state laws regarding scaffolding and other devices needed for jobs at elevated heights. We have an in-depth understanding of New York Labor Law §240 & 202 and other state laws as they pertain to protecting window washers.  These laws provide strong protections for those working as window washers.

Know Your Legal Rights Under “Scaffold Law”

A window washer accident attorney will examine the circumstances of your case to determine liability by the building owner or property manager. Even if you use your own tools and equipment, it is still the responsibility of certain building owners or property managers to make sure that reasonable safety measures are in place.

Window Washer Accident Lawyers

We Are Ready to Help You and Your Family

Oresky & Associates, PLLC has the resources, staff, and passion to fight for money damages if you or a loved one was injured in a window washer accident. Please contact the office of a window washer accidents lawyer in New York City for a free case review at (718) 993-9999.

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