Accident in a Public Place

Ferrys Solicitors LLP Personal Injury and Accident Solicitors can help you make a public liability accident claim if you’ve been injured in an accident in a public place that wasn’t your fault.

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    Public Liability Accident Solicitors

    Public liability claims (usually due to slips, trips and falls) can happen in any public place, most often due to tripping or slipping due to an object being damaged or defective. The most common examples are a fall due to a slippery floor in a supermarket, tripping on broken or uneven pavement, tripping due to obstacles such as exposed cables or slips or trips at work.

    Some of the most common types of public liability accident claims:

    • Footpath Slips, Trips or Falls
    • Kerb and Pavement Accident Claims
    • Slip Trip or Fall at Work or in the office
    • Slips or falls in a bar, pub or hotel
    • Supermarket Slips, Trips or Falls
    • Personal injury on private property
    • Being struck by loose fixtures and fittings
    • Sports Accident Injury Claims

    How to claim for an accident in a public place?

    1. Document the accident

    • Take evidence of the accident including time, date and exact location
    • Gather evidence of the object or obstruction that caused your accident by taking photographs
    • Take details of any witnesses who may have viewed the accident. Be sure to take their name, address and contact number where possible

    2. Report the accident

    • Report the accident to the appropriate owners, management or responsible person to ensure no one else falls victim to the same accident
    • Ensure they document the accident on their side, and take details of whoever you report it to
    • Also report the accident to any relevant authorities, such as the Health and Safety Authorities (HSA) in the case of a public place accident in a supermarket, shop or restaurant

    3. Seek medical attention

    • Receive medical attention as soon as possible
    • Note the details of where and when you receive medical attention

    4. Contact your personal injury solicitor

    It is advisable to contact a reputable solicitor firm such as Ferrys Solicitors LLP Personal Injury and Accident Solicitors who are registered members of the Law Society of Ireland. We are also registered members of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.

    • Your personal injury solicitor will prepare your case and lodge it with the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB)
    • They will contact the defendant in relation to your claim. This step is very important as your solicitor will ensure the correct party is identified
    • Your solicitor will also ascertain any other evidence necessary, such as medical evidence, CCTV footage, etc.


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