Accidents in a Public Place*

What is meant by an accident in a public place?

A person can make a claim for injuries arising form an accident that occurred in a public place, against the person in control of the public place, provided the person in control has caused the accident by way of their negligence. The following are examples of public places where a public liability accident can occur;

  • Supermarket Accidents
  • Shopping Centre Accidents
  • Hotel Accidents
  • Pub or Bar Accidents
  • Restaurant or Café Accidents
  • Public Road or Footpath Accidents
  • Creche Accidents
  • University or College Campus Accidents

The most common types of accident that occur in a public place are slip, trip or fall type accidents. These often occur as a result of wet or slippery floors, items or debris causing hazards, or lack of signage.

If you have had an accident in a public place and you believe you may be able to bring a claim and would like to be advised, please feel free to contact us on 01 8422919  or email us at

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.