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NYC Construction Site Trip-And-Falls: Your Legal Options

Trip-and-falls happen far more often than they should on construction sites. In most cases, these accidents can be avoided simply by removing hazards from areas where workers need to walk.The personal injury attorneys at O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, in Manhattan represent workers who are injured in slip-and-fall accidents at job sites throughout the New York City area. We offer a
free initial consultation to discuss your legal options after an accident.

Who Will Pay For My Losses?

You are entitled to benefits from workers’ compensation whenever you suffer any work-related injury. However, workers’ compensation benefits do not provide full wage replacement. It doesn’t pay anything for the pain and suffering you go through following an accident.

If your trip-and-fall accident was caused by unsafe conditions at the job site, you may have the right to obtain full compensation by filing a
personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Examples of unsafe conditions that can lead to a trip-and-fall injury include poor lighting, poorly constructed walkways and construction debris in areas where workers walk.

Thousands of construction workers are injured each year when they fall due to unsafe job sites. In many cases, the worker is carrying objects or materials that make it impossible to see tripping hazards. Your employer, the property owners or another contractor working at the site may be liable for the hazardous condition.

The following are examples of trip-and-fall accident cases our firm has handled:

  • $1,300,000 for a dock builder who injured his shoulder, knee and ankle requiring surgery when he tripped on a defective wooden pallet.
  • $610,256 for a laborer who stepped into an unguarded hole in the ground at a construction site and suffered back and knee injuries.
  • $600,000 for a 48-year-old carpenter who was injured when he tripped and fell on debris at a job site.

Contact Our Construction Site Accident Lawyers

To obtain full compensation for your losses after a serious trip-and-fall accident in the New York City area, call
212-571-7100 for a free consultation and case evaluation. Our lawyers will take immediate steps to collect and preserve evidence of the unsafe conditions that led to your injury.


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