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Dorothy’s fall settles for £70,000 (Belfast)

Dorthy was walking from the hairdressers to cross the pelican crossing when she tripped on uneven paving causing her to fall to the ground. Her injuries were so serious she had to attend Royal Victoria Hospital.

Dorthy reached out to our slip, trip and fall solicitors 

Dorothy contacted Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors. Once Dorothy consulted with one of our solicitors, a letter of claim was directed to the Department for Infrastructure setting out our client’s allegations who quickly admitted liability for the defective paving.

We arranged for Dorothy to be examined by a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Consultant Plastic Surgeon. We gathered her hospital notes along with GP notes and records and provided these to the Consultants who produced reports detailing the nature and extent of her injuries. 

After medical evidence was served, negotiations commenced between Solicitors for the third-party and our office. An initial offer of £25,000 was received which was rejected, eventually resulting in Dorothy’s case settling for £70,000 prior to hearing. 

With more than half a century of legal experience, Paschal O’Hare Solicitors is committed to helping those affected by slip and fall accidents throughout Northern Ireland. Should you find yourself in such circumstances, discover how we can assist you or get in touch with our legal team in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus for tailored support.


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