Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
Slips, trips and falls are very common and can happen just about anywhere, including workplaces, shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cinemas, car parks, roads, pavements, hospitals and schools. The party responsible for the upkeep of these areas has a legal duty to take appropriate steps to protect others from injury.
If you have had a slip, trip or fall, you could have a legal right to compensation* if another party is responsible. Even though an accident of this kind can occur in a matter of seconds, the consequences can be serious and long-lasting. At Boyce Kelly Solicitors, we have expertise in preparing robust claims for clients who have been hurt in this way. We will work tirelessly to ensure you get the best possible outcome.
I Have Been Injured at Work – What Should I Do?
The most important thing is your health and safety. If your injury is an emergency, you should get medical attention straight away. Otherwise, you should see your GP as soon as possible.
If possible, you should immediately report the accident to the relevant person (in most cases, the property owner or manager), take photos of the accident site and ask for contact details of any witnesses.
As soon as possible following the accident, contact a Personal Injury Solicitor for advice on your legal rights. Our team will give you an honest and reliable assessment of your case and set out the potential next steps for recovering compensation.
Who is Responsible for the Accident?
Slip, trip and fall claims* are far from straightforward. Often they involve disagreements about liability, and in particular whether or not the defendant party acted reasonably to reduce the risk of injury. The property owner may also assert that the accident was the injured party or a third party’s fault.
Our Personal Injury* Lawyers work with a body of experts who provide evidence to strengthen your position when pursuing compensation*. In slip, trip and fall cases, engineers and risk assessment consultants may be called upon to provide an evaluation of the accident site and their views on who was liable and whether your injury could have been avoided.
Most public property owners have public liability insurance in case of accidents on their premises. This means that, in the majority of cases, the claim will be dealt with by the insurance company.
Contact our Slip, Trip and Fall Injury Claims* Solicitors in Carrigart and Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
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