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Slip, trip and falls injuries compensation

A fall in a public place or at work can be a very distressing and humiliating event which can often result in serious injury.

It is a fact of life that everyday throughout Australia there are injuries that occur as a result of slip, trip and falls. All shops, work places, restaurants and other public and private venues or associations have a duty to ensure that their premises are safe for their visitors and customers. Local Authorities also have a duty to make sure that the pavements and roads are maintained to a reasonable standard and do not present a hazard to pedestrians and other users. However, throughout Australia, there are all too often, breaches of these duties resulting in a number of tripping and slipping hazards, some of which include the following:

  • Raised paving flags
  • Broken and uneven tarmac
  • Uncovered potholes and manholes
  • Broken curb stones
  • Uneven surfaces
  • Worn and frayed carpets
  • Liquid on shop and restaurant floors
  • Food spillages
  • Unattended wires and cables
  • Slippery or uneven flooring in Shopping Centres and supermarkets
  • Dangerous or messy building and construction development sites

If you have sustained personal injury as a result of a fall, then you should seek urgent advice in regards to your compensation entitlements. By completing our FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form we can help you pursue a claim for personal injuries and ensure that you receive proper compensation for your pain and suffering and any financial losses you may have had, including any loss of earnings.

Some important points to keep in mind if you, or someone you know of, such as family or friends, have suffered personal injuries as a result of a slip, trip or fall:

  • Try and take photographs of the area where you fell as soon as possible after the injury
  • Make a note of the contact details of any witness to your slip, trip or fall
  • If the fall was on a pavement, speak to local residents and see if any of them have reported the defect
  • If the fall was in a restaurant or shop, make sure you report the matter to a member of staff, or security, before you leave the premises
  • Seek immediate legal help and assistance regarding your rights to claim compensation, by completing our FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form

To find out what compensation you could receive for your personal injuries please complete our no obligation, FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form.

Slip, trip and falls can occur in almost any location. Some of the most common location where slip, trip and falls can occur include:

Shopping Centre & Supermarkets. There are many different types of injuries that can occur from accidents in shopping centres and supermarkets throughout Australia. When you walk into a shop or supermarket, you enter business premises owned or rented by the business. The business is responsible for accidents caused on their grounds. If you have suffered from a slip, trip or fall while shopping then you could be entitled to significant compensation. To find out what compensation you could be entitled to, please complete our FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form

Injuries occur in shopping centres especially where the floor is slippery or there are objects on the floor causing the floor to be in a hazardous condition. General accidents can occur as you walk around a shopping aisle and your clothing gets trapped on the shop floor fittings causing you to trip or slip straight onto the shopping cart and to the ground.

Usually, when someone slips or falls, the first thing they do is look around to see who is looking. Then to save the embarrassment they may get up and simply walk away, like nothing had happened. They need to stop, turn around and have a look at what caused them to fall and if possible, get the name and number of any witness. If this was not done, do not worry, the chances are that we may still be able to help you pursue your legal entitlements, without any hassles. All you have to do is simply complete your FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form.

Remember, no matter how trivial the accident is, making a claim, compensates for the non full health resulted from the accident. Sometimes people don’t feel as bad but later in life it could be horrible.

With trip / slip, if an accident fall has occurred then you should find out whether you can claim compensation by filing out our FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form.

Public footpaths and Private walkways. Some of the most common accidents occur on public or private grounds.  General slip, trip and falls occur everyday on both public footpaths and private walkways. Personal injuries can also occur as a result of the following:

  • Uneven stones, pavements, footpaths
  • Protruding tree roots
  • Holes in tarmac
  • Holes and crack in concrete and other surfaces
  • Poor street lighting
  • Damaged fences or lose barb wiring
  • Inadequate warning signs
  • Unguarded work by contractors
  • Slip on dangerous, polished or wet surfaces
  • Slip down stairs that are in poor condition or in a dangerous position
  • Fall in obstructed walkways, stairs or corridors

Local authorities are liable for public spots and businesses are responsible for their own premises. All businesses should have public liability insurance which should cover your claim. So if you have suffered personal injuries as a result of an accident that occurred on either public or private property, you should consider claiming compensation. In order to find out whether you are entitled to claim compensation for your personal injuries all you have to do is fill out your FREE online Injuries Compensation Enquiry Form.

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