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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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I really liked the work from the office. I appreciate what they did for me. I had quick results and I feel very happy. Thank you for everything.

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My experience with the firm was extraordinary. The staff was very caring and compassionate and very helpful. My lawyer did an amazing job! Thank you all for your help.

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Thank you so much for everything. I really appreciated all of the personal attention I received. I felt welcome and informed. This is such a wonderful team. I hope all the best for everyone.

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This is the law firm that works hard for you to the very end.

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I am very grateful for what you did for me, very thankful. They were very friendly and helpful to me.

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I recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC. They obtained an excellent result for my case. They are always there to help the community.

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Jacob Oresky really knows how to treat people right. He always made me feel comfortable and responded to all my questions. I always felt like he was a family friend.

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Thanks to Jacob Oresky I received my settlement sooner than I expected. I thought that my case would take longer, but with Jacob Oresky it was hassle free. Not only that, I was continually notified of the status of my case.

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 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.
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 Sue For A Work-Related Injury?
You can sue for a work-related injury under certain conditions. Typically, employers in New York have immunity from personal injury lawsuits, but there are exceptions. There may be other liable parties (other than your employer) who do not have this immunity. You can read our full blog post here to find out more.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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