Claiming for Accidents in Public Places

Everyday in Ireland, people suffer from accidents in public places. Examples of trip, slip and fall injuries occur at all privately and publicly owned places such as footpaths, wet floors, gyms, airports, restaurants, schools and parks. An accident like this can lead to serious injury, ongoing discomfort and in some cases it could lead to disability.

If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer an injury from an accident in a public place such as a park or public building, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim. If your accident was the result of a slip, trip or fall in a public area which is owned by a local county council you can bring a claim against this local council. It is the duty of the local council or building owner to provide a safe environment for the users of the public place.

If you, or your child have been injured in an accident in a public area, keep a record of the event; and take photographs, names and home addresses of witnesses; keep evidence of doctors visits related to the incident and keep receipts for any injury related expenses as this will be needed to prove liability. There is a 2 year time limit to making a personal injury claim from the date of the accident, so it’s advisable to seek expert legal advice as soon as you think you may have a valid public place accident claim. It’s often easier to investigate your accident claim if you begin proceedings quickly. (Children have a longer time limit – see Children involved in Accidents.)

At Synnott Lawline Solicitors our dedicated team deals with claims for accidents in public places on a daily basis and we have extensive experience in successfully claiming for accidents in public places. Our focus is on keeping things clear and simple for our clients so they don’t have to worry.

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If you have a question about an Accident in a Public Place* contact us through the call back form, locall 1850 204060 or email and start your claim today.

  • Dangerous or cracked footpaths
  • Potholes
  • Tree roots
  • Defective rails or supports
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Restaurants
  • Pubs and Clubs
  • Supermarkets & shopping centres
  • Parks
  • Train & bus stations
  • Airports
  • Gym
  • Footpaths
  • Public roads
  • Universities / Schools

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At Synnott Lawline Solicitors we specialise in PIAB applications. We provide expert advice throughout the entire process and ensure that each and every client receives our full care and attention. We ensure that the Board adheres to the time limits imposed on it and deal with all queries from the Board on your behalf.


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We are one of Irelands’ leading Personal Injury Claims Law Firms and have been providing expert legal advice on all types of injury claims for over 30 years. Our team is dedicated to providing the very best level of service in a friendly and efficient manner for all aspects of claims. See our page on personal injuries claims.

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Injury Claims Guide

This booklet has been produced by Synnott Lawline Solicitors to give our clients an understanding of the personal injury claims process. In some of our correspondence during the course of your claim, we will make reference to the relevant sections of this guide by way of explanation of the particular aspect of your claim.

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