Construction Site Injury Litigation: Pursuing or Defending Claims Against Site Owners, Contractors and Other Third Parties

Assessing Potential Claims and Defendants, Proving or Defending Liability and Damages, Overcoming Evidentiary Challenges

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Course Materials

This CLE course will provide guidance to personal injury plaintiff and defense counsel for pursuing or defending against claims brought by construction site accident injury victims. The panel will discuss effective tactics for assessing potential claims; identifying all potential defendants, including construction site owners, contractors, architects, engineers and product manufacturers; collecting, preserving, presenting or challenging evidence; and proving or defending liability and damages.


Personal injury plaintiff and defense counsel in construction site accident injury cases face a wide range of legal issues, including evaluating potential theories of liability and responsible parties, proving or defending against liability and damages, evaluating or challenging the admissibility of evidence, assessing insurance coverage, and much more.

Attorneys must have an expert understanding of federal and state safety laws applicable to the construction industry, common law standards of care, how to negotiate with insurance adjusters, and how to allocate liability when there are multiple defendants.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses considerations and best practices for personal injury plaintiff and defense counsel when pursuing or defending construction site accident injury claims, from assessing claims and potential defendants through proving and defending damages.



  1. Assessing cases
    1. Interviewing clients
    2. Reviewing insurance coverage
    3. Identifying potential defendants
  2. Proving or defending against liability
    1. Theories of liability
    2. Establishing or challenging causation
    3. Common defenses
  3. Evidentiary challenges
  4. Calculating damages
    1. Plaintiff strategies
    2. Defense strategies
  5. Negotiating with insurance adjusters


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the different theories of liability that are generally pursued in construction site injury claims?
  • What evidentiary challenges do counsel face with construction site injury claims?
  • What are some effective strategies for calculating or defending against damages in construction site injury cases?
  • How are liability and damages generally approached when there are multiple defendants in a construction site injury case?


Ellen H. Greiper
Ellen H. Greiper

Goldberg Segalla

Ms. Greiper has more than three decades of experience defending multi-party construction and construction defect cases...  |  Read More

Pope, Geoff
Geoff Pope

Pope & Howard

Mr. Pope’s practice focuses on representing individuals, families and businesses in products liability, medical...  |  Read More

Theodore W. Ucinski, III
Theodore W. Ucinski, III

Goldberg Segalla

Mr. Ucinski is an experienced litigator in the state and federal courts of New York and New Jersey, and handles cases...  |  Read More

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