Claiming for Accidents in Public Places
Accidents Can Happen Everywhere. Accidents such as slips, trips and falls in public places can cause all kinds of injuries that impact your ability to get on with your day-to-day life.
Those responsible for public areas like councils, restaurant owners, shop owners and employers, have a duty of care to protect people from injuries like these.
They should be following health and safety guidelines to prevent such accidents.
When these guidelines aren’t followed, the general public is put in danger of sustaining an avoidable injury.
How Gibson & Associates will help you
We understand how much an accident in a public place can affect you.
Unexpected injuries can put your life on hold and cause a great amount of physical and financial strain, something made even more frustrating when they’re caused by negligence.
G&As team are here to help you get the best possible outcome for your accident. One of our empathetic, specialist solicitors will compile a strong case to help you gain the financial relief you deserve.
The awarded claim can be put towards medical fees, rehabilitation costs and any bills you may have had during your time out of work because of your accident.
Whatever the exact circumstances of your accident, we provide uncomplicated legal advice and a service that ensures you’ll get the best possible result.
Our understanding friendly team offers a personal and human service, putting your best interests first.
Types of Public Accidents you can claim for
Generally, claims can be made for an accident that happened in a public place because a result of negligence. There are many situations where this might occur. We’ve listed some examples…
Bar, Pub & Nightclub Accidents
Nightlife venues follow extremely strict safety guidelines to ensure the safety of their customers. However, sometimes these are neglected. Common examples of accidents caused by this negligence include:
- Trips over cables from vending/betting machines
- Trips due to uneven flooring or loose carpeting
- Trips due to badly lit flooring or walkways
- Injuries as a result of broken glass and drinks spillages that have been dropped on walkways and dance floors
- Injuries as a result of violent and abusive behaviour from people in the establishment under the influence of alcohol
Fall or Trip on Pavement Accidents
Claims made for pavement trips can be claimed when an avoidable accident is caused. Trips on pavements and footpaths can result in serious injuries, and affect people of all ages.
Causes of these accidents tend to be due to:
- Poorly maintained / uneven surfaces
Supermarkets and shops also follow strict guidelines in order to protect their customers from accidents, but these can sometimes be neglected.
Common causes of accidents in shops and supermarkets include:
- Wet/slippery floors
- Awkward store layouts
- Obstructions in aisles
- Uneven flooring or loose carpeting
These sorts of scenarios can cause trips or slips, resulting in avoidable injuries.
Our team is here to help you no matter where in Ireland you’re based.
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Step 1. Meeting To Discuss Your Case
To get a better understanding of your case and the injuries you’ve suffered, we’ll organise a consultation with you and the personal injury solicitor best suited to your needs. We can do this over the phone, at our offices or even by video call. We will explain terms such as ‘no win no fee’ and how an injury claim works.
Step 2. Arrange the medical report
Once we’ve assessed your case, we’ll send for your medical reports to be collected from a medical professional.
Step 3. Present the case to the Injury Board
Our highly experienced personal injury* solicitors will put together a detailed and strategic case designed to get you the claim you deserve. We’ll then present this case to the Injury Board.
Step 4. The Injury Board assesses your case
After we’ve presented your case, the Injury Board will assess how much of a *claim you’re likely to win.
Step 5. Decide to accept or reject the offer
As soon as you receive an offer from the injury board, our solicitors will give an honest assessment into how fair they think it is. This will help you decide whether or not to accept it.
Step 6. You receive your *Claim / Go to court
If you choose to accept the offer, an “order to pay” will be sent to the other party and you’ll receive your *claim. If you choose not to accept the offer, our personal injury* team will prepare your case for court.