Slip and Fall Injury

If you have fallen due to the negligence of another or by virtue of a breach of their duty of care (which is a duty to avoid acts or omission that one could reasonably foresee would cause an injury to another person) then you may have a valid claim for compensation.

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Property owners have the responsibility

Simply put, anyone who owns property frequented by members of the public has a duty to ensure that the walking surface is safe. Shops, restaurants, offices, Council offices or spaces, and even your employer has a duty to follow health and safety guidelines in order to prevent accidents, including tripping over wires or slipping on wet surfaces.
In Ireland, supermarkets have been responsible for a large number of these types of accidents over the year; often these injuries are caused when people slip on wet floors which have not been properly cleaned or mopped up by supermarket staff or spillages of product have not been properly tended to.
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Frequently Asked Questions

If you slip, trip, or fall in a shop, restaurant, supermarket, or any other public space used for sales or public use of any kind, we would recommend you do the following

  • You should report the accident immediately to the manager in charge at the time and take their details.
  • If by chance you are asked to complete an accident report form, you should do – but you should retain a copy of the accident report form for your records.
  • Ask the manager if there are CCTV cameras on the premises and request that all relevant footage be kept and a record of your request.
  • One of the most important things you can do after an accident like this is to photograph the scene. Today, most people have smartphones with high-quality in-built cameras – utilise this technology to help substantiate your claim. A simple photograph of the surface/floor may be instrumental to a successful claim.
  • If anyone witnessed your fall, approach them and take their details – they are a witness to your accident.
  • Be vigilant in inspecting the surface after your fall and take note of the surroundings. Again, the camera in your phone can greatly assist in this regard.

Frequently Asked Questions

You should at this stage, note that a property owner is generally not responsible for your slip and fall injury if

  • You should report the accident immediately to the manager in charge at the time and take their details.
  • If by chance you are asked to complete an accident report form, you should do – but you should retain a copy of the accident report form for your records.
  • Ask the manager if there are CCTV cameras on the premises and request that all relevant footage be kept and a record of your request.
  • One of the most important things you can do after an accident like this is to photograph the scene. Today, most people have smartphones with high-quality in-built cameras – utilise this technology to help substantiate your claim. A simple photograph of the surface/floor may be instrumental to a successful claim.
  • If anyone witnessed your fall, approach them and take their details – they are a witness to your accident.
  • Be vigilant in inspecting the surface after your fall and take note of the surroundings. Again, the camera in your phone can greatly assist in this regard.

How we can help ?

At Coleman Legal, we specialise in plaintiff litigation and have secured positive outcomes for countless clients over the years. Our solicitors can help you determine whether you have a valid claim for compensation.

If you have any questions in relation to a slip, trip or fall, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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