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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 Represented 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 30 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 fell from a sidewalk bridge and had bad injuries and surgeries. I was frightened about my family’s future. Jacob Oresky and his team helped me get my medical bills and lost wages paid. Jacob met personally with me and explained everything. Mr....

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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 have been treated very well by the lawyers, with compassion and respect. I believe that Jacob Oresky is one of the best lawyers to attain for what you deserve in an accident. Thank you for everything. Jacob Oresky & Associates were very hel...

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I have known Jacob Oresky for a long time and there is no one better to fight for you than his team. He handled not only my case, but my family members, my wife and friends.

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I am really happy with the services that Jacob Oresky provided me. He was always there for me and my family and provided me with excellent representation along with good and solid advice. His staff made me feel as if I was part of their family. If...

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I had a car accident and the office of Jacob Oresky helped me. I recommend them to everyone.

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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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I had the best experience having Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. I would fully recommend their services.

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After my accident I was in pain and didn’t know what to do. I’m grateful to have found Jacob Oresky who helped me with my case. They fought long and hard and at the end won my case. So if you need help, call Jacob Oresky.

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

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.
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.
How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?
Finding a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case requires research—there simply is no way around it. Begin your homework by searching online for car accident lawyers in your area (New York City, Bronx, or Queens, for example). As you review their websites, check for the following characteristics: 
  • Experience in personal injury law—and with car accidents, specifically
  • Results—financial value of settlements and awards
  • Positive testimonials that speak to you
You can read more about how to find a lawyer for a car accident here.
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 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.
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 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.
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.

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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