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At O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, we are a Manhattan law firm focused on maximizing personal injury compensation for the injured. This includes New York City’s tradesmen and women, who often suffer serious injuries on the job with effects that can last a lifetime. You only get one bite of the apple when it comes to personal injury claims, so it is crucial to make sure your case is handled properly the first time.

We offer attentive service from lawyers who all bring more than 15 years of personal injury experience to our practice and have a proven track record of achieving results for the injured.

Inherent Risks Do Not Exclude Negligence

Sadly, it can be hard for tradesmen/women, such as plumbers, pipefitters, electricians, carpenters, steelworkers, bricklayers and welders etc., to garner understanding when they are injured. Many people operate under the flawed assumption that injuries are bound to happen on work sites and are just part of the job.

The fact that there are job site risks does not mean that negligence or violations of law should be excused. When preventable injuries occur, such as those stemming from equipment failures, inadequate safety equipment or improperly managed work sites employers, owners and general contractors need to be held accountable.

If you or a loved one has been hurt due to negligence, we will make sure you have the full compensation you need to recover from your injuries. Serious injuries require serious compensation. We will fight to make sure your damages are covered now and in the future and you are fully compensated for your pain and suffering as you continue to deal with the ramifications of your injury.

We have experience pursuing claims involving injuries such as:

  • Head injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Shoulder, arm and hand injuries
  • Knee, leg and foot injuries
  • Eye injuries
  • Hip injuries
  • Burn injuries

Are you ready to make things right? Let us fight for you and your family. Contact us today for a free consultation with an attorney. 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.”