Public liability claims can occur in different environments. From tripping on pavement, falling in a supermarket on a wet or slippery floor, fall in the workplace. All of these occurrences can lead to serious personal injury. It is important to note that in a public place, there is a duty of care on the persons responsible for this area to ensure that personal injury does not occur.
In some cases a slip, trip or fall can be attributed to the person who suffered the accident. However, in many other cases, the accident can be attributed to the negligence of the persons responsible for the upkeep of the area. These are the people with legal duty of care to protect people from injury.
Steps to making a claim
1. Report the accident
It is very important that you report your slip, trip or fall to the owner of the premises. Once reported, you should ensure that the incident is recorded on their side. Check that they take details of the accident and how it happened. It is advisable to request a copy of any incident reports you complete. Furthermore, it is required to be signed as proof that you report the accident. This is important for when you make your claim.
2. Document the accident
Keep a very detailed record of the accident. This will help you recall the incident when you speak to a solicitor. You should:
3. Speak to a public liability accident solicitor
After being involved in a workplace accident and if you are considering moving forward with a claim for any personal injuries or material damages sustained it is advisable that you speak with a work accident claims solicitor as soon as possible.
If proceeding with a claim the first step will be submitting your claim to the Injuries Board for assessment.
It is important to remember to keep copies of any expenses that you have incurred as a result of the accident and also to retain copies of medical reports or Garda reports, where possible as you will need them when making a claim.