If you are injured in a construction accident, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who was at fault. If someone else was at fault, you may be entitled to additional compensation through our civil justice system. As a result, determining fault is an important part of your case.

At O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, in Manhattan, our lawyers file personal injury lawsuits on behalf of construction workers in the New York City area who are injured due to the negligence of others. We also file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of family members of workers who die in construction accidents. We offer a
free initial consultation to discuss your case.

A Search For The Truth

Investigation of a construction accident is a search for the truth. Since millions of dollars may be at stake in the outcome of a personal injury or wrongful death case, employers often attempt to shift blame to employees to avoid liability.

Even if you were partially at fault, you may still have the right to sue if your employer or another party was also negligent. Examples of fault in construction accidents include:

  • An unsafe work environment, such as a work area containing tripping hazards
  • Uncovered holes
  • Unsafe operation of equipment such as
    cranes, derricks and hoists
  • Lack of fall protection for workers on elevated structures
  • OSHA violations
  • Unsafe ladders and
    scaffolds
  • Defective equipment

It’s important to contact our attorneys as soon as possible after an accident so we can collect and preserve evidence of fault. Examples of evidence include:

  • Pictures of the accident scene before it was cleaned up
  • Statements from witnesses
  • The results of an OSHA or other investigation

Our lawyers work with experts who can help us build the strongest possible case of negligence against your employer or other party responsible for your injury.

For More Information About Fault In Constructions Accidents

For an in-depth discussion about who was at fault for your injury, call
212-571-7100 for a free consultation and case evaluation.