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Safety Equipment Failures

Employers, general contractors and other parties in the construction industry are required to make sure that construction sites have proper tools and safety equipment available to workers.If you have been injured due to a lack of proper tools or safety equipment, or the wrong safety equipment being provided, it is important to understand your rights. You have the right to hold negligent parties accountable, and that can come in the form of a personal injury claim to pay for your doctor bills, lost wages and other damages.

In Manhattan and throughout the New York metropolitan area, you can rely on O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, to look out for your best interests. Our reputation precedes us in this community and the insurance companies know we have won many settlements and verdicts for workers who were injured for example, due to the:

  • Failure to provide harnesses or lanyards
  • Failure to provide railings or proper planking
  • Failure to provide safety platforms for ladders and scaffolding
  • Failure to provide safety netting around scaffolds, ladders and elevated platforms
  • Provision of defective or inadequately maintained safety equipment

Call 212-571-7100 To Speak To An Attorney

You are not alone. We will fight for you and your family and get you top dollar for your losses, and pain and suffering. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced personal injury lawyers.


“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.”