If you have suffered an accident in a public place in Ireland you may be in a position to make a successful claim for public accidents compensation.
In order for you to do this, you will need to prove that you suffered an injury due to the negligence of a person responsible for your health and safety who owed you a duty of care in the area that the accident occurred.
In the case of injuries and accidents that occur in bars, restaurants, supermarkets and other public areas, the person who suffers the injury would normally making a compensation claim against the public liability insurers of the premises. As claims for public liability in Ireland are not always simple to prove, you should consult with a legal expert to get unbiased and accurate advice about claiming public liability compensation.
In order to give yourself the best chance of making a successful compensation claim for public accidents you should try and capture as many photographs of the place where your trip on a street pavement occurred as possible. You can take the pictures with your mobile phone camera as long as the street pavement hazard can clearly be seen. If you are unable to do this yourself then ask a family member or friend to do this.
Along with this you should make sure that you have had the injuries you sustained treated at an accidents and emergency department or by your family doctor as soon as possible after the incident occurred. This will allow you to recover as quickly as possible. Additionally, it will eliminate the possibly of your compensation be reduced due to any suggestion of contributory negligence. The record of you being treated by doctors will be officially recorded by them so there will be a permanent record of the injury that you sustained due to the public accident.
Making public accidents compensation claims can be a complicated process and it is in your best interests to speak with a solicitor experienced in this field as soon as you can. They will be able to guide you through the process and advise you of the best steps that you can take at all times.