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Struck by Falling Object

Were You Struck By A Falling Object At A Construction Site?

Tools, building materials and other objects falling from elevated structures become dangerous missiles for those working or walking below. If you or a member of your family was injured by an object that fell from above, you have the right to seek compensation from those who were responsible. The attorneys at O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, in Manhattan represent workers and pedestrians in the New York City area who are injured by falling objects at construction and building renovation sites. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss the accident in which you were injured.

Holding Careless Parties Accountable

In most cases injures from falling objects can be prevented by simple safety measures such as:

  • Installing safety nets to catch falling objects
  • Installing covered walkways under areas where people are working
  • Installing fences or barriers to keep people away from danger zones
  • Requiring workers to wear hard hats

In other cases, injuries from falling objects may be the result of defective building materials or unsafe construction methods. Our lawyers will conduct an immediate investigation of the accident and hold all negligent parties accountable.

Obtaining Results For Injured Workers

By filing what is known as a Section 240 claim, our lawyers can provide injured workers with compensation above and beyond what workers’ compensation will pay for injuries suffered on the job. The following are just a few examples of the results our lawyers have obtained for clients:

  • $7,000,000 for an ironworker who suffered back injuries requiring multiple surgeries when an improperly hoisted load fell on him.
  • $1,300,000 for a carpenter who injured his back and neck when construction material fell on him.
  • $600,000 for a carpenter who injured his shoulder when he was struck by a falling board at a work site.
  • $600,000 for a roofer who suffered a fractured hip when he was struck by falling materials

To Discuss Your Construction Injury Case With A Lawyer

For an in-depth discussion of your legal options following an injury caused by a falling object at a construction or building renovation site, call
212-571-7100 for a free consultation. Our lawyers also represent
construction workers who are injured in falls.


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“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!”

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