Slips Trips & Falls

If you have suffered injury as a result of a slip, trip or fall that wasn’t your fault you may be entitled to compensation.

Organisations must follow health and safety guidelines to limit the risk to employees, local authorities must ensure that roads, lighting and pavements are up to standard, and shops and supermarkets owe a duty of care to their employees and customers.

DA Martin Solicitors have over 30 years securing compensation for clients who have been injured in a slip trip or fall accident.

Who can claim and what can they claim

Anyone who has been injured in a slip, trip or fall can make a claim provided it is within three years of the date of injury or the date of knowledge of injury.

You can claim for any injuries that you sustain and any financial losses incurred as a result of the injuries sustained.

Common types of accidents are caused by;

  • Tripping on defective pavement, potholes or poorly maintained footpaths
  • Slipping because of a wet floor that has not been cleaned up
  • Falling down stairs due to an uneven floor, poorly fitted carpets or broken handrail
  • Obstructed walkways
  • Unsafe working environments where hazards are in place

Types of Injuries

Injuries sustained can range from minor bruises to more serious spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. At DA Martin we recognise the trauma of a slip, trip or fall accident. We will ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.

How we can help and why contacting a solicitor is in your best interests

  • Contact our office today for a free confidential consultation.
  • We understand how traumatic these accidents can be.
  • We are here to listen and to advise as to the best steps forward for you.
  • We are here to help and to ensure you get the best result for you.
  • During the initial consultation we will take instructions to establish the facts surrounding your accident and to allow you to understand how the matter will progress going forward.
  • You may be eligible for Legal Aid or use Legal Expenses cover to fund your case.
  • If you are recovering from serious injuries we offer at home visits to discuss your case.
  • We will handle all aspects of your claim leaving you to recover from your injuries knowing your case is being expertly handled.
  • Always take advice from a solicitor in relation to a claim so you can understand your rights.


How long do I have to make a claim?

  • Under normal circumstances you have three years from the date of injury or date of knowledge of injury to take a claim.

How long does it take for the case to conclude?

  • Unfortunately this is not a straightforward answer. To ensure that you get the full compensation you deserve we will be required to obtain the necessary medical evidence to substantiate your claim for losses. Whilst we aim to resolve less complex claims in a 6-12 month period, more complex claims can however take longer to resolve. Our aim at all times is to ensure that you obtain the full compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

How much does it cost to run the case?

  • We aim to recover all costs from the Defendant. We can discuss funding options such as Legal Aid or After the Event Insurance Policies.

Will taking a claim be time consuming for me?

  • After taking your instructions, the only requirement is for you to attend pre-arranged medical appointments or meetings with experts such as an Engineer. We aim to arrange appointments at times that suit you. Beyond attending these appointments we take care of all matters and will keep you updated on the progress of your case.

Will I have to give evidence in court?

  • Most cases thankfully settle without you ever having to enter a courtroom. We aim to negotiate settlements initially with Insurance companies or with their legal representatives if proceedings have been issued. At all times we will keep you informed as to the progress of your case.

Garret McCann – Slips, Trips & Falls Solicitor

Garret McCann
  • Garret qualified as a Solicitor in 2010 after graduating from Queens University Belfast in Law.
  • Garret also has gained significant experience in the area of Personal Injury Law and has secured millions in damages for clients.
  • For expert legal advice call Garret on 028 9446 1509

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