January 31, 2023
Healthcare law – a year in review.
Over the course of the last year, there have been many interesting judgements in the High Court and the Court of Appeal in relation to healthcare and personal injury law....
Slip, Trips and Falls
Slips, trips and falls are among the most common causes of serious accidents and injuries in Ireland and across the EU; this is especially so in the workplace. Employers and public and private businesses all work extremely hard to identify and mitigate the risk of slips, trips and falls, and must put in place policies and procedures to do so. However, such are the multitude of underlying factors which can lead to an accident of this nature, it is not always possible to prevent such events.
Whether it be slipping on an icy surface, falling from a height, or tripping over a defect in the pavement, the risks are all around us. In some cases, accidents of this type may be due to actions or decisions made by the person affected, and in others, it is the actions (or inaction) of other individuals, organisations, or businesses which have caused the incident to occur. If it is the fault of another party, this may be grounds for a legal claim.
At Lavelle Partners, over the past three decades, we have assisted many clients to successfully bring a claim for slip, trip, and fall injuries, some of which have been extremely serious, and in some cases have led to a fatality. It is our role to look at the precise circumstances of the accident to determine if what happened was truly a case of negligence by another party, and if so, create a compelling case based on the facts and evidence available.
Our personal injury team, led by Avril Scally, understand the impact of slip, trip and fall injuries on those directly affected, and their family and loved ones. For the victim of the accident, their injuries may require surgery and ongoing therapy, taking a toll on the ability of the individual to work and resume their normal life. Apart from the pain and suffering, they are likely to be under considerable emotional strain and concerned about the impact on their family. Our slip, trip and fall personal injury solicitors will support and guide you and your family every step of the way, from the point you first contact us until your claim is completed.
There are a multitude of possible causal factors which may lead to a slip, trip, or fall:
All businesses and organisations know they must manage these risks constantly due to the danger of serious injury to their employees and members of the public.
Slip, trip, or fall injuries can be caused by accidents due to negligence in a range of contexts including (but not limited to):
Regardless of where the injury occurred, it will be necessary to establish who is at fault for the accident. Depending on the situation, this may be a local authority, public entity, building contractor, employer, a private company or an individual.
Do I have grounds for a slip, trip or fall injury claim?
This means that in some contexts, it may not be possible to make a claim because there is a lack of proof that negligence occurred. One of our primary roles will be to establish if there are grounds for a claim.
If you are unsure if the circumstances of your slip, trip or fall injury are grounds for a claim, please contact one of our personal injury solicitors today who will take the time to listen to the details of your case and advise you of your legal options.
Claims for slip, trip or fall related injuries due to negligence may cover two areas of loss:
The costs you receive will be based on the precise injuries suffered and the circumstances of the case.
By allowing us to handle your claim on your behalf, you can focus on what is most important, your recovery and care, or that of your family member or loved one.
For further information on making a claim for a slip, trip or fall injury in Ireland, please contact Lavelle Partners in confidence on (01) 644 5800 or email Avril Scally at mailto:email@example.com
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