If you were injured on a construction site in Queens, NY, you deserve an experienced Queens construction accident lawyer to protect your rights. Your first line of financial recovery will likely be workers’ compensation. In addition to your workers’ compensation benefits, you may be entitled to seek payment from a negligent third party.
Our team at Oresky & Associates, PLLC has over 30 years of experience fighting to protect injured construction workers. Over this time, we’ve recovered over $400 million in compensation for our clients.
It’s not always easy to get the full compensation you deserve after a work accident. Our lawyers can help. Call us at (718) 993-9999 or contact our law offices in Queens, New York to schedule a free consultation to learn more.
As a construction worker, you often risk your safety to get things done. You shouldn’t have to worry about your financial security if you get hurt on the job.
Unfortunately, New York workers’ compensation law can be complex. They tend to favor insurance companies and employers. An experienced Queens personal injury lawyer can defend your rights and get you the full compensation you deserve.
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our lawyers have earned a reputation for success over the years. We’ve been recognized for our achievements by Super Lawyers and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
You can trust our lawyers to:
One simple mistake in the process can give the workers’ compensation insurance company ammunition to deny or undervalue your claim. Our lawyers know the law and we know what you’re entitled to receive. And, we’ll evaluate your case to know whether you can file a third-party lawsuit for liability against anyone other than your employer.
To learn more about how our Queens injury attorneys can help you get the most compensation possible, call our law firm for a free consultation.
Construction sites are among the most dangerous worksites in NYC. Over the years, the city has enacted strict labor laws designed to keep workers safe. Still, these kinds of accidents remain common.
The New York Department of Buildings (DOB) conducted a study on construction site safety across NYC. On edifice worksites alone, 502 construction-related injuries were reported in 2020 (down from 595 reported injuries in 2019).
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the NYC construction industry had the highest number of workers deaths in 2019. 24 New York construction workers died while working during that single period.
If you were injured on your construction job, you’re typically entitled to benefits under New York workers’ compensation law. If workers’ comp is your only option, the value of your claim is relatively straightforward.
This value will be based on:
Hiring an attorney with knowledge in this field will help your chances of getting the most out of this unfortunate event.
There are situations where your case value could be much higher. If you’re self-employed, you may not be able to claim workers’ compensation. Even as an employee, you may be entitled to sue a negligent third party for additional restitution even though you can’t sue your employer.
When you present an injury lawsuit, the value of your claim typically depends on:
Your non-economic damages can add a significant amount to your overall compensation award. Our construction accident attorneys at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you determine whether you can file a third-party claim.
For more information, call for a free case review today.
The damages available will depend on your options for recovering compensation.
Workers’ compensation provides compensation for:
Workers’ comp benefits provide an important source of income while you get better. On the other hand, workers’ compensation doesn’t pay for all of your losses. It’s important to understand all of your options.
If a negligent third party had even partly liability on your accident, you may be able to present a third-party claim for additional damages.
Examples of negligent third parties include:
In short, if someone other than your employer or co-worker caused the accident, you may be able to sue for the full range of damages you’ve sustained.
That might include:
You can count on our skilled attorneys to fight for the rightful compensation. To get started, call for a free initial consultation today.
Construction workers often sustain severe and even life-changing injuries. If you were hurt, you deserve to be fairly compensated for all of your injuries.
Our lawyers in Queens have the experience to help you pursue the money you’re owed.
We often represent construction accident victims who have sustained:
You need time to get better if you were hurt on the job. Our lawyers are here to handle the legal issues. To learn more about our practice, call Oresky & Associates, PLLC for a free evaluation of your claim.
A construction site can be a hectic place. Many different things can happen to cause an accident.
Some of the most common causes of these accidents in the Queens area include:
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we work with all of construction accident claims, including:
Our legal team has a proven track record of successfully giving help to workers wounded in construction-related accidents to get the fair compensation they need. If you suffered injuries on the job in New York City, don’t hesitate to reach out for the legal advice you need today.
Injured workers are only required to prove negligence if they are seeking indemnification from a third-party lawsuit. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. You won’t have to prove someone was negligent to receive benefits.
To get reimbursement based on negligence, your lawyers will work to prove that you were hurt because a third party breached a legal duty of care and your safety was compromised.
It’s crucial to act quickly if you’ve been injured. Under New York workers’ compensation law, you must notify your employer within 30 days to claim workers’ comp. You’ll then have to file a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Board within a two-year period from the time of the accident.
Don’t risk missing a deadline. The consequences are harsh. In fact, you could lose your right to compensation entirely. Our lawyers can take steps to preserve your right to compensation today.
If you or a loved one were hurt in a construction site accident, you’re due compensation.
To learn more about how a Queens construction accident lawyer can help, contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC for a free consultation today.
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