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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 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.

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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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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I am very pleased with the services Jacob Oresky and his staff have provided for me and my family. I will recommend him to family and friends for the outstanding work they have done.

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I was injured in a construction accident. I fell from a 15 feet height and fractured my feet. I didn´t have any documents and I was afraid of starting a case. Oresky lawyer told me that my legal status didn´t matter and I had the rights to sue. ...

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I have known Jacob Oresky & his team for over ten years and they have been loyal, honest and committed to working for you all the way. The best lawyer in the Bronx.

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The people in the office treat clients like family and they are very attentive.

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I’m very satisfied with the work Jacob Oresky & Associates did on my case. I liked the professional service. I recommend them to everyone who had an accident.

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The whole office & Jacob Oresky worked hard to win my case. From the moment I met them until the end of my case they treated me as if I was their most important client. My accident was bad but my experience with them was great. I made the rig...

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Jacob Oresky & Associates were very helpful and took care of everything that had to be done while I was in recovery. Mr.Figueroa did a great job fighting for me and was very friendly as well as dedicated. Thanks so much.

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The people at Jacob Oresky & Associates are warm and friendly to their clients. They know how to treat people the way you want to be treated. Jacob did an excellent job on my case. We were well prepared and won at trial. The girls at the offi...

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 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 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.
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.
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 deposition?
A deposition or EBT (examination before trial) is an opportunity for the defendants’ lawyers to ask you questions under oath about how your accident occurred. Depositions are normally conducted in an attorney’s office or the office of the court reporter who is transcribing your testimony. All parties are usually deposed.
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.
Who do I sue for my injuries in a car accident case?
Claims for car accidents are usually made against the insurance companies for the owners and operators of the vehicles involved in the car accident. Sometimes a driver’s employer, a business entity or other party may need to be added to the claim and future lawsuit. Make sure that all of the proper parties are made part of your case so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
Can I bring a car accident lawsuit if I am undocumented?
Personal injury lawsuits can be brought without regard to your immigration status. Even if you are undocumented you have the right to sue for money damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering.
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.

Your Legal Status Doesn't Matter

Talk to a Construction Worker Injury Lawyer in New York City

Attorney Jacob Oresky and the team from Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you understand your legal rights after a New York construction site injury, regardless of your status. We can explain the legal remedies available to you above and beyond workers’ compensation, and help you pursue the compensation we believe you deserve.

We represent injured workers in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and all of New York City as well as on Long Island. Call us today at 718-993-9999 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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