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Ladder Accidents

Ladder Accidents

When working on a ladder, you are always one step away from falling and getting hurt. If you have taken that tragic step, we understand the difficulty you and your loved ones face. As the medical bills pile up, you are probably wondering how you will be able to get back to work, if you can at all. How will you pay your bills? How will you protect your loved ones?

In Manhattan and throughout New York metropolitan area, the law firm of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, can provide you with the answers you are looking for. We have handled thousands of personal injury cases and have extensive experience pursuing claims under New York’s Labor Law, which covers accidents involving falling people and falling objects.

How Were You Injured?

There are many ways in which a worker can be hurt involving a ladder. Even if you were not actually working on a ladder, we can help you pursue a claim under New York State law if your injury involved a ladder in ways such as:

  • You fell into a passageway or open area
  • The ladder was not properly secured
  • You were struck by a falling object dropped from a ladder
  • You were injured due to a lack of proper safety gear provided

The first step in making sure you receive the compensation you deserve for medical costs, pain and suffering, and your lost wages is speaking to one of our attorneys. We can help you identify whether you have a viable claim and then aggressively take on the responsible parties.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer. If you cannot come to us, we will go to you.


“O’Dwyer & Bernstien has helped me in several different situations over the last 12 years that I’ve lived in NYC. They’re my go-to firm because they always obtain the results that I need and deserve. They’re also located in downtown Manhattan, which makes them very convenient. The office and people that work there are exactly what you’d expect from a top tier law firm in the world’s greatest city.”

“When I got hurt in a traffic accident while riding my bike in New York City, my friend suggested I speak to O’Dwyer & Bernstien. Upon my initial phone conversation with a lawyer from the firm I was impressed by his courtesy, quick return phone calls and concise explanation of the legal tactics available to me. After meeting face to face with him, I decided immediately to retain O’Dwyer & Bernstien to represent me in my personal injury case. I was very happy with my attorney and with the outcome of my case. I highly recommend O’Dwyer & Bernstien to anyone seeking legal representation.”

“I retained O’Dwyer & Bernstien on the recommendation of a friend. I was immediately impressed by the firm’s experience and reputation in personal injury law. From the start, my ODB attorney walked me through the process, answered all my questions, explained everything clearly, kept me updated regularly and always promptly returned my telephone calls and emails. My attorney was knowledgeable, professional, courteous and diligent. My case moved through the court system quickly. As trial neared, the insurance company saw that my attorney was experienced and thoroughly prepared to try my case to verdict. As a result, the insurance company caved and settled my case for the full limits of the insurance policy. I love my ODB attorney!”

“When I was hurt on the job I had nowhere to turn for help. I had been working as an electrician’s helper, but my boss was not insured and he had no license to do electrical work. I had just had a new baby girl and Con Ed was going to shut off my lights. A friend told me to call O’Dwyer & Bernstien. They took action right away and got great money for my case. ODB helped me get my life back on track. I will always be grateful.”