Can I claim compensation for tripping in Dublin Airport if my injury was sustained in a duty-free shop?
It is possible to claim compensation for tripping in Dublin Airport, as long as it can be established that your injuries were due to the negligence of duty-free shop management or staff. All shops have a legal duty of care to provide their customers with a safe shopping environment and if they are proven to have breached that duty of care, they are likely to be deemed liable for your injuries in a claim for trip in Dublin Airport compensation.
Please bear in mind, however, that the duty-free shop’s duty of care is not absolute, and it will have to be determined that the hazard on which you tripped had existed for an unacceptable length of time. If it transpires that the hazard had only just appeared and staff members would have been unable to identify or remove it in a “reasonable” amount of time, your injury compensation claim for Dublin Airport trip may be contested. Therefore, it would be in your best interests to speak with a solicitor as soon as practically possible.
Once negligence has been determined, your solicitor will be able to evaluate the value of your claim in reference to the extent and severity of the injury you suffered when you tripped and the affect it has had on your quality of life. The solicitor will factor in these issues when calculating the amount of compensation for tripping in Dublin Airport you are eligible for. As well as assisting you with the completion of the application for assessment to the Injuries Board Ireland, your solicitor may be able to enter negotiations with the shop’s insurers in an attempt to obtain the maximum possible settlement of compensation for your claim for trip in Dublin Airport in the least possible time.
In the potential scenario that the duty-free shop contests its liability for the injury you sustained when you tripped, if its insurers fail to offer an appropriate amount of compensation or if one or either party rejects the amount proposed by the Injuries Board, the Board will issue you with an authorisation to pursue your injury compensation claim for Dublin Airport trip in the courts.
This course of action may possibly be protracted and can result in a delay for receiving the correct amount of compensation you qualify for. Because of this, the negligent party’s insurers are often persuaded to return to negotiations and a there is a good possibility for a settlement to be reached at this stage. Therefore, in order to recover compensation for tripping in Dublin Airport in the timeliest fashion, it would be in your best interests to discuss the circumstances of your accident and injury with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor at the first practical opportunity.