What to do if you have an Accident in a Public Place?
Report the accident in a public place to employees of the property where this happened and talk to the most senior person available at the time.
- Take notes of the accident.
- Record the names, addresses and contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
- If possible, take photographs of the location of the accident, paying particular attention to the item or area which caused the accident.
- Maintain records of your costs and expenses related to the accident, and keep your receipts.
Accidents in public places can happen anywhere: on footpaths, in leisure playgrounds, in shops or restaurants and the result can be public liability claims for trips, slip and fall claims on public property.
Which accidents happen in public places?
The majority of accidents in public places in Ireland are the result of:
- Slip and fall on a wet floor.
- Trip on uneven paving.
- Having something fall on you.
- Being attacked by an animal such as a dog.
- Having an accident while on holiday.
Trip over something that should be there like a kerb, then it’s probably your fault. However, slip and fall on something that shouldn’t be there like a broken flagstone or a wet floor and it may be someone else’s fault.
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