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Slips & Trips Claims in Northern Ireland

Slips, trips and falls can have significant consequences. Every year thousands of people across Northern Ireland are injured through no fault of their own. They are left with serious injuries and unable to return to the life before the accident. We understand the pain associated with these injuries and we are here to help. 

Slip and Trip Accident Solicitors

If you have suffered as the result of a slip, trip or fall in a public area and you feel your accident could have been avoided, then Paschal O’Hare Solicitors are here to help. We will guide you in a compensation claim against the owner, occupier, local council, or other authority that is responsible for the upkeep of the location where you were injured. 

We will fight in your corner to ensure that you are able to recover physically and financially from your injuries. 

What qualifies as a trip claim?

A tripping accident normally occurs when a person trips on a surface which is raised above a surrounding surface or walkway. An example of a trip claim would be where a paving stone on a footpath is raised up thereby creating a tripping point. Additionally, a tripping accidents can also occur when objects or debris are left on a path or walkway. 

What qualifies as a slip claim?

A slip accident normally occurs due to the presence of a liquid substance on a walkway. The most common example of a substance giving rise to a slipping accident would be a spillage of water. Such slipping accidents normally occur in the work place, in public buildings, or in supermarkets.

How much compensation can I receive for a slip and trip claim?

The compensation recovered from an accident varies depending on the severity of the injury. Our website features a helpful compensation calculator which provides some insight into how general damages are awarded.

Why contact us?

We are specialist solicitors with over 50 years of experience dealing with slips, trips and falls across Northern Ireland. We are here to help you through your claim and we will make sure you get back to the position you would have been in if the accident hadn't happened. If you want to know whether you have a claim, please call us on 0800 020 9311.

Seymour Major of Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors typing at his desk

Seymour Major

“Seymour is a partner at the firm and has personally dealt with a high volume of cases”.

Slip, Trip and Fall Claim Compensation

We use our extensive experience in all of these types of claims to obtain the right amount of compensation for you in the fastest period of time possible. The compensation for you is not only for your injuries, but also for all of your losses and expenses.

We have more online reviews than any other law firm in Northern Ireland.

Our App

Clients have the option to be updated by their solicitor throughout the entire claim process. You can message us with answers or queries, sign documents and attach photographs to help speed up your case. You can learn more in our app guide.
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Claim Calculator

Our claims calculator can give you an idea of how we value general damages awarded for pain suffering. However, compensation may also include special damages such as loss of earnings.


All initial enquiries are completely free of charge allowing for the opportunity to determine if a claim is possible before committing. Should a claim proceed, our final bill is recovered from the third party's insurers.

"No Win No Fee" is not permitted in Northern Ireland. However, some clients may be eligible for legal aid or legal expenses insurance.


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