Slip, Trip or Fall
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Slips / Trips and Falls are a common personal injury case and can occur in a wide variety of public places, from tripping over a broken piece of pavement to slipping on a wet floor in a shopping centre.
These types of incidents can often lead to serious injury. If you have been injured in a public or privately owned place you may be able to make a personal injury claim against those responsible for maintaining the safety of those who use that space, such as an owner of the premises or a local authority.
Some of the more common causes of this type of accident or injury are:
- Broken or uneven footpaths
- Poorly maintained grounds
- Wet / Slippery surfaces without appropriate warning signs
- Equipment left unattended or in a precarious place e.g. wires or cords tailing on the floor, boxes left out in the open
- Bad lighting or a lack of hand railings
- Lack of fencing, tape, signs or other cordons warning of dips, holes, or hazardous conditions
Making a claim
It is the responsibility of the owner of the property to ensure it is safe for the public. If they have been negligent in doing so and you have suffered an injury as a result of this you may be able to make a claim.
In these types of incidents it is important to keep relevant details which may be necessary to your claim, such as photographs of where the accident took place, and names of witnesses are also important. It is important to keep details of any doctor’s visits which you may have made after the accident had occurred.
At legal.ie we have a wealth of experience in handling such claims successfully. If you are unsure if your claim is likely to be successful you can contact us for a free consultation and we can advise you further.
If you decide to go ahead with making a claim we can liaise on your behalf with all parties involved, whether that be local authorities, insurance companies or privately owned businesses. We can even look after any medical expenses or loss of earnings you may have incurred as a result of the accident. This means you have one less thing to worry about and you can focus on your recovery.
Contact us today for your free initial consultation on your medical negligence injury and we will get back to you as soon as possible.