The New York State Labor Law offers strong protections for construction workers and others who work at elevated heights performing work on scaffolds. These laws allow some workers who suffered worksite injuries to file a lawsuit against the construction site owner and/or general contractor to recover compensation.
Unfortunately, navigating this process and getting the compensation you deserve is not as easy as it sounds. A scaffolding accident lawyer in Queens can help. The team at Oresky & Associates, pllc knows how these laws work and how they can allow you to hold a negligent site owner liable.
Benefit from our 25+ years’ experience representing accident victims in the New York City area. Call us today at 718-993-9999 for your free case review and consultation. We can meet you at the hospital, in your home, or at another location convenient for you.
How We Can Help You After a Queens Scaffolding Accident
We want you to focus on recovering from your injuries, not on how to recover compensation. For this reason, we handle all the legal aspects of your case. Once you enlist our help, we will:
Determine All Liable Parties
You cannot hold your employer liable for a scaffolding fall accident. However, if another party onsite caused or contributed to your injuries, you may have a valid claim. This will involve a construction site owner, building owner, another contractor onsite. Our team will investigate your accident to determine all liable parties.
Gather Evidence to Prove Liability
To recover the compensation you deserve, we must prove the party in question was liable. This may require evidence such as:
- Eyewitness testimony
- Accident reconstruction analysis
- Surveillance video
- Expert witness testimony
We will use the evidence we gather to build a compelling case demonstrating the other party’s responsibility.
Determine a Value for Your Case
Because no accident or injury is the same, the value for every scaffolding accident case is different. Once we have investigated your accident, we can estimate your case’s worth. However, the following are examples of types of damages we have recovered for past clients:
- Pain and Suffering: Money Damages for Past and Future Pain and Suffering Caused by Your Injuries
- Economic Damages: Lost Union Benefits, Lost Wages, Diminished Earning Capacity, Lost Benefits and Retirement Funds, Loss of Services
Negotiate Your Claim
After we file your claim, the other party’s insurer may offer you a settlement for your injuries and other losses. In many cases, this offer will be much less than you deserve. We can negotiate with the insurer until it submits a reasonable offer. Bringing your case into court through jury trial is also an option.
Let Us Work to Get You the Money You Deserve After a Scaffolding Accident in Queens
The New York State Labor Law that applies specifically to certain workers who work at elevated heights are complicated and very specific. We can review your case and tell you if we believe you may have a viable claim / lawsuit against the site owner and/or contractor.
Even in the strongest cases, we will need to go head-to-head with powerful legal teams who represent the negligent party. They will do their best to avoid admitting fault and having to pay you the compensation you need and deserve.
Fortunately, we know how this process works and what it takes to win this type of case. We have decades of experience handling accident cases and know how to get the compensation our clients deserve. Some of our scaffolding accident settlements and verdicts include:
- $18 million verdict for an undocumented worker who fell from scaffolding
- $6.5 million verdict for a taper who fell from a ladder after underlying scaffolding collapsed
- $6 million won by a construction worker who suffered serious injuries in a scaffold fall
- $4.5 million for a construction worker who sustained injuries in a scaffold collapse
- $3.25 million for a taper who fell from Baker-style scaffolding and sustained serious injuries
- $3 million won for a mason who fell from a pipe scaffold in windy conditions
Talk to a Scaffolding Accident Lawyer in Queens
The Queens scaffolding accident team from Oresky & Associates, pllc can use our experience and knowledge to go after the compensation you need and deserve after a scaffolding fall or other fall from an elevated height while working in a New York construction site.
Our injury attorneys will try to make the process of proving negligence and liability and recovering the money you deserve as easy as possible for you. Our initial consultation is free, and we can meet you at your house, in the hospital, or another convenient location for you. We handle scaffolding accident cases in Queens, as well as in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties.
Call us today at 718-993-9999 for your complimentary case evaluation with a member of our team. We are available 24/7.