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Slips, Trips and Falls Claims in Northern Ireland

Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors are leading slip, trips and falls claims experts in Northern Ireland.  For over 50 years, we have helped people who were injured on public and private property. We understand the pain associated with these injuries and we are here to help you through the claims process. 

If you were injured in slip trip and fall in Belfast or anywhere else in Northern Ireland, contact us today. 

Slip, Trip and Fall 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. Many of our clients have been left with serious injuries and required medical and financial assistance.  We have helped them, and we’re confident we can help you. 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 have a great deal of experience with both public liability and occupiers liability claims. We will fight in your corner to ensure that you are able to recover physically and financially from your injuries. 

What causes slip, trip, and falls? 

Slip, trips and falls can occur due to a number of different reasons, some of which include: 

  • Wet or slippery floors
  • Dusty floors
  • Icy conditions
  • Obstructions or trip hazards
  • Uneven or loose flooring
  • Unsuitable floor covering

Your employer has a duty to make your workplace as safe as possible. If you’ve been injured as a result of their inaction, like not cleaning up a spill or not removing an obstacle,  you might have a claim. Contact us if you’ve been involved in a slip, trip, and fall that wasn’t your fault. 

Where do slip, trips, and falls usually take place in Northern Ireland?

Slips, trips and falls can happen in many places across Northern Ireland. Some of the more common places are:

  • Construction sites
  • Factories
  • Parks
  • Offices
  • Pubs
  • Shops

If you or someone you know was injured as a result of a slip, trip and fall, our solicitors are here to help.

Public liability & occupiers liability claims

Slip, trip and fall claims typically fall into two categories: public liability and occupiers liability.

Public Liability Claims

Public Liability cases arise out of injuries sustained on publicly owned land, such as a park or public footpath. Under these circumstances,  the likely defendant is the relevant local public authority. A common example are injuries sustained from potholes.

Occupiers Liability Claims

Occupiers’ liability claims are similar to public liability ones. The main difference is that the injury happened on private property rather than a public one. Under these circumstances, the liability rests with the person or organisation that controls it. Common examples include injuries sustained in shops and restaurants.

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.

Where can I learn more about slip and fall compensation amounts?

The compensation amounts recovered from a slip and fall accident or a trip and fall 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. We would recommend that you speak directly with one of our solicitors who will be able to explain more about slip and fall compensation amounts.

Choose the Slip, Trip and Fall Specialist Solicitors

We are specialist solicitors with over 50 years of experience dealing with slips, trips and falls across Northern Ireland. As we told the BBC, we understand that these injuries can cause a massive disruption. 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, contact the leading public and occupier’s liability claims solicitor in Northern Ireland today. We’re ready to guide you through the entire process, just call 0800 020 9311.

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“Slip, trips and fall injuries can cause a massive disruption. We are here to help our clients find a way through and get them back on the right track. ”

Choose the Slip, Trip and Fall Specialist Solicitors

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.

Slip, Trip and Fall Claims in Northern Ireland FAQs

In Northern Ireland, the time limit for filing a slip, trip, and fall claim is generally 3 years from the date of your accident. However, there are certain exceptions to this rule. If you reach out to our solicitors we will help determine whether you’re eligible to make a claim.

If you slipped and fell on a wet floor in a store, it’s possible that the store could be liable for your injuries. Especially if the store failed to provide adequate warning of the hazard or failed to clean up the spill in a timely manner.

The length of time it takes to settle a slip, trip, and fall claim can vary depending on the complexity of your case and the willingness of the opposing insurer to negotiate. However, our solicitors can provide you with an estimate of the timeline for your specific case.

If the property owner denies responsibility for your injuries, one of our solicitors can investigate the incident and gather evidence to support your claim. This can include witness statements as well as photos of the hazard that caused your accident.

If you are offered a settlement by the other party’s insurance company, it’s important to consult with one of our personal injury solicitors before accepting the offer. We will review the offer and advise you on whether it’s fair given the circumstances of your case.

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