Slip, Trip and Fall Claims

When you are an employee of a company, it is your employer’s job to protect you and provide a safe environment. 

Failure to do this could result in workplace injuries and damage. 

Your employer should be taking all of the necessary steps to ensure that you are safe while you perform your duties and responsibilities. This also includes ensuring that you have adequate training for any given tasks. 

There may also be the instance in which you suffer a personal injury due to a slip, trip or fall. 

When these kinds of public accidents occur, you have the right to make a claim for compensation. You should never have to worry about experiencing a workplace injury, so if one does occur ensure that you get the right justice for it. 

You can also experience public accidents when in another company’s place of business, general facilities and educational establishments. 

At Sinnott Solicitors, you can find the right kind of help to get compensation for your slip, trip or fall claim.

What is a slip, trip and fall claim?

A slip, trip and fall claim is when you seek out compensation for personal injury you have sustained caused by a defect or negligence. 

You may endure a slip, trip or fall in public spaces or the workplace. These mishaps can then lead to bad injuries and suffering for the victim. 

These kinds of injuries are among the most common in Ireland, mostly happening in the workplace. This is why many private companies will have procedures to prevent such injuries from occurring. 

Common slip, trip and fall claims

It can be very easy for a slip, trip or fall to occur. Unfortunately, they can lead to some serious injuries. 

Making a claim can help you receive the compensation to help. Some common claims involving slip, trips and falls include the following:

  • Objects falling from above claim
  • Unsteady surface claim
  • Lack of training claim
  • Hazards in public claim
  • Lack of signs and warnings claim
  • Lack of protective equipment claim

Objects falling from above claim

Objects falling from above can cause serious injury to anyone who is struck. This is an instance that can occur in private businesses, public places or in the workplace. 

An object falling from above is likely caused by negligence, so you have the right to a claim. 

Not to mention that an object falling from above could lead to a very serious head injury.

Unsteady surface claim

If you are walking unknowingly on an unsteady surface, then there is the potential for you to slip, trip or fall. Again, this is an instance that could lead to a very painful and damaging injury. 

When you experience such a thing, you should make a claim to get compensated for your injuries. 

Unsafe work environment claim

It is important that your employer is putting in regular precautions in order to avoid workplace injuries. If your employer is not doing this, then you may be in an unsafe work environment. 

An unsafe work environment can lead to slips, trips and falls. If you feel this is the reason why you have experienced injury, then be sure to make a claim.

Lack of training claim

If you have responsibilities in your workplace that could potentially be hazardous, then you need to be trained in the right way. 

This is even the case if you are lifting somewhat heavy items. All employees should be taught manual handling. 

Without adequate training, you have the potential to experience workplace injuries.

Hazards in public claim

There may be an instance where when you are in public, there are hazards that could cause slips, trips or falls. 

If you have sustained an injury this way, it is important that you file for a claim.

Lack of signs and warnings claim

When there are public hazards, it is important that if they cannot be removed to be well sign posted. This is the case when you are both in public and in the workplace. 

Some examples of this include wet floor signs and uneven surface signs.

Lack of protective equipment claim

If you are given a task by an employer, then they should provide you with any equipment you might need. 

Without the correct protective equipment, you could endure a serious injury. In this unfortunate circumstance, you should make a claim.

നിങ്ങളുടെ വ്യക്തിപരമായ പരിക്കിന് അർഹമായ നഷ്ടപരിഹാരം നേടുക

സിന്നോട്ട് സോളിസിറ്റേഴ്സ് ഡബ്ലിൻ & കോർക്കിലാണ് സ്ഥിതി ചെയ്യുന്നത്, നിങ്ങളുടെ വ്യക്തിഗത പരിക്കിന്റെ ക്ലെയിമിൽ നിങ്ങളെ സഹായിക്കാൻ ഞങ്ങൾക്ക് വ്യക്തിഗത പരിക്ക് സോളിസിറ്റർമാരുടെ ഒരു വിദഗ്ധ സംഘം ഉണ്ട്.

Compensation for slip trip and fall claims

You can file a claim whenever you feel that you have experienced an unjust slip, trip or fall. When you are filing a claim, you are doing so with the purpose of compensation in mind.

What are you compensated for?

You can be compensated for different things when you file for a slip, trip or fall claim. These forms of compensation are largely divided into two types of damage.

General damages are when you get compensated for the overall situation you have endured. This means you won’t include any specific costs or damages in your claim for compensation. 

Some examples of general damages include: 

  • സൗകര്യങ്ങളുടെ നഷ്ടം 
  • Pain and suffering endured 
  • Mental strain

Specific damages are when you are filing for certain amounts within your claim. 

Some examples of specific damages include: 

  • Medical bills 
  • Loss of income/loss of future income 
  • Travel, appointment and other treatment costs

Who is eligible for compensation?

Anyone who has wrongfully endured a slip, trip or fall is eligible for compensation. 

You can be eligible for compensation following an accident that has occurred in the workplace, a public setting, or a private business site. 

In order to receive compensation, you will have had to have made a successful claim. The best chance of making a successful claim will come when you enlist the help of a solicitor.

Slip, trip and fall workplace accident claims

Slip, trip and fall claims are common in the workplace and may be serious enough to result in a workplace accident claim.

Employers have a responsibility to create a safe and healthy workplace for their workers, as well as providing adequate training to prevent injury.  

If you have been the victim of a workplace injury in Dublin, Cork or the surrounding areas, Sinnotts Solicitors have a team or solicitors who specialise in workplace injury claims.

Get in touch today to find out who much you can claim.

Who is responsible for a workplace accident?

In the instance of a slip, trip or fall in the workplace, your employer is going to be the responsible party. 

It is their duty to ensure that you are safe and protected at all times when you are working and under their employment.

Can you lose your job for making a claim?

No, you cannot lose your job for making a claim against your employer. When you endure a workplace injury, you are within your right to make a claim. 

If you were to lose your job as the result of making a claim, this would be considered an unfair dismissal. This is something you could also make a claim against.

Slip, trip and fall in public claims

Slip trips and falls regularly happen in public places and it is often not the fault of the injured party. Injuries can often be serious enough to result in a public accident claim

The local authorities have a responsibility to keep public areas safe. 

If you have been the victim of an injury in a public place in Dublin, Cork or the surrounding areas, Sinnotts Solicitors specialise in helping people make public accident claims. 

Get in touch today to find out how much you can claim for your injury.

Who is responsible?

If you have experienced your public injury while being in a business or educational institution, then said company is responsible for your damage. 

If you have experienced your public injury while walking on a path, in a park or other public spaces, then whoever is responsible for maintaining said location is responsible. 

When you bring your claim to a solicitor, they will be able to outline exactly who the responsible party is going to be.

How to make a claim for personal injury

Making a claim for any personal injury that you have endured is important. The compensation that you receive could go a long way in your future. 

In order to make a claim for personal injury, use the following steps:

First of all, you are going to want to seek any medical attention that is necessary. Not only is this going to ensure that you are safe, but it will also help identify the damage you have sustained.

Next, you are going to want to reach out to a solicitor. They are going to take on the steps of making the claim and give you the best chance of success. 

Get in contact with Sinnots Solicitors today. You can do so by phoning at +353 1 406 2862, emailing or visiting their office at Church Avenue Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06 K2X8. 

It is important to have evidence in order to back your claim. For slip, trip and fall claims, CCTV, eye witnesses and medical records will be the most effective. 

Your solicitor will understand what kind of evidence is the most effective in your scenario.

Next, your solicitor is going to officially submit your claim. 

The way this is done is by sending a letter outlining the basis of your claim to the guilty party. You will then wait for a response from the responsible person(s). 

Your solicitor will then receive a letter of response. This will outline whether they accept or deny the claim. 

In the instance where your claim is accepted, then the process of getting your compensation will begin. 

If they reject the claim, a court hearing will occur. 

It is very unlikely that your claim is going to go to court. However, if it does, your solicitor will be well prepared to take on the case. 

You will go to court where the situation will reach an outcome.

Claim time limit

You will have two years from the day that you become knowledgeable of your injuries to make your claim. In most cases, this is the same day in which the slip, trip or fall has occurred. 

It is good to not wait too long before making a claim however. The fresher the claim is, the better the chance of success is going to be. 

This will also make evidence more effective and relevant.

ഇന്ന് ഒരു അവകാശവാദം ഉന്നയിക്കുക

If you have been the victim of a Slip, Trip and Fall Claim, Sinnotts solicitors are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. 

With offices in Dublin and Cork we serve all of Ireland through their claim process. 

Get in touch today to start your personal injury claim for compensation.

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