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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.

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.

Jacob Oresky & Associates are the best attorneys in the Bronx. I recommend them to every single person that had an accident.

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

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.

The experience with Jacob Oresky has been a great one. Since the moment we chose them as our lawyers, they have been very professional in every way and we are very satisfied with their results. We will recommend them to everybody. Thank you.

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.

I am very grateful for their services, for being so responsible and efficient.

A van hit me and broke my leg in several places, I was afraid that I was going to lose my leg. I was overwhelmed with medical bills. I called Jacob Oresky & Associates and they visited me in the hospital. Jacob walked me through the whole pro...

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

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

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.
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.
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.
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 questions should I ask a personal injury lawyer?
When searching for a personal injury lawyer, you should ask questions about their experience, services and results.  You only have one chance to recover and finding the right lawyer can make a big difference in the final outcome of your case, the level of services that you receive, and the amount of compensation that you are awarded.   Want more information? 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.
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.
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.
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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