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Accident Or Injury In A Public Place

By : acelegal, May 30, 2017

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Having an accident in a public place may give rise to a compensation claim. If you are injured in an accident on public property that has not been maintained properly or is in a dangerous condition, it may be deemed that this is not your fault and that you are entitled to be compensated for your injuries.

To claim compensation for an accident that has happened in a public place, it will be easier if you have evidence of your accident and good records of what happened. Here at Irwin, Kilcullen & Co Solicitors, we focus on personal injury claims and we can help you to get the best outcome in your case. We are experienced and friendly, so talk to us about how we can help you to pursue your claim.

What To Do If You Are Injured In A Public Place:

If you are involved in an accident or injured in a public place, you may feel distressed and you may need to seek immediate medical help. However, if you are able to do the following as soon as possible, this will help you in the future.

  1. Take photographs. It is very helpful to take photographs of the area where you have been injured, including any signage and any potential hazards. If signs are not clearly displayed in areas of danger, or if there are hazards such as spillages on the floor or uneven ground, photographs of these will be useful proof in your compensation claim.
  2. Record events. Memories quickly change according to how we recollect an event, and it is very important to record your first impressions as soon as possible. Write down how you feel, and describe exactly what happened in as much detail as you can. This will be very useful when determining who was at fault and whether you are entitled to make a claim, as well as demonstrating the effects of the accident or injury on you.
  3. See a medical professional. It is very important to visit a doctor as soon as possible after an accident, even if you believe that your injuries are not serious. Problems may later develop, and you will need medical reports in order to follow up any claim for compensation. You should keep full records of all medical appointments relevant to your case.

Find Personal Injury Solicitors in Cork

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, talk to us about making a claim for compensation. We understand that taking legal advice can be complicated, and we will be happy to help you through every step of the process.

Here at Irwin, Kilcullen & Co Solicitors, we focus on personal injury cases, and we will always work to ensure the best outcomes for you. Simply contact us online or call us today on +021 4270934 to see how we can help.