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Slip on grape at supermarket results in Public Liability settlement

Recently, we acted for a client who suffered a fall at a supermarket. Our client had gone to the supermarket to do the weekly shopping. As he was walking through the supermarket, he slipped on what turned out to be a grape, fell to the concrete floor striking his knee.

Fortunately, there were three elderly ladies nearby who came to his assistance. Whilst regaining his composure and in extreme pain, they pointed out the squashed grape on the floor. The store manager attended and noted the state of our client as well as the squashed grape. He assisted our client to clean up his bleeding knee, helped to apply a bandage and assisted our client home. Resting at home, our client’s knee remained very swollen and he was in extreme pain. His partner assisted in taking him to the local GP where x-rays were ordered. Following the x-rays, he was referred to a specialist for an ultrasound guided injection into the knee. He also needed aspiration of the knee because of the continual build- up of fluid on the knee.

At the time of his accident, our client was not employed. Because of the ongoing treatment he required and concerned about his future, he made contact with Taylor & Scott Public Liability Lawyers seeking advice and guidance.

HOW TAYLOR & SCOTT PUBLIC LIABILITY LAWYERS ASSISTED THEIR CLIENT

Simon Meigan, Partner, Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury and an expert in Public Liability Slip and Fall Claims, acted for our client.  Simon made arrangements for his client to have a “free face-to-face case assessment” in order for Simon to obtain detailed instructions and to have the opportunity to carefully explain to his client his rights following the slip and fall. Having laid out in the case assessment a detailed plan of assistance, Simon offered Taylor & Scott’s no-win/no-pay cost arrangement meaning that our client did not have to pay any costs unless and until he won his case.

Simon then set about obtaining all treatment providers’ reports and arranged for an independent orthopaedic specialist to examine his client and to provide a detailed medico-legal report for the case. Once all the information was to hand, Simon made contact with the supermarket and their insurers and launched the formal public liability claim on behalf of his client.

SUCCESSFUL SLIP AND FALL CLAIM

The lawyers acting for the supermarket chain sought a number of particulars about the claim from Simon. Once these had been supplied, Simon suggested to the lawyers that a formal settlement conference should take place in an effort to speedily resolve the case without the added expense of having to sue the supermarket in the District Court of NSW.

We are very pleased to report that the insurer’s lawyers agreed with Simon and Simon has successfully negotiated an extremely satisfactory settlement of his client’s public liability claim.

TAYLOR & SCOTT’S OFFER TO YOU IN PUBLIC LIABILITY SLIP AND FALL CLAIMS

If you, a member of your family, friend or acquaintance, is injured in a slip and fall in a public place, such as a supermarket, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation if negligence can be established on the part of the supermarket or third party such as the supermarket’s cleaning contractors. You are most welcome to contact our team of expert public liability lawyers by phoning Taylor & Scott on 1800 600 664 or emailing us at info@tayscott.com.au

Our friendly staff will be happy to arrange a free face-to-face case assessment, so our lawyers can provide you with detailed legal advice. If we take your claim, it will be conducted with Taylor & Scott’s no-win/no-pay fee arrangement, meaning you don’t pay any costs to Taylor & Scott unless and until you have won your case.

Our lawyers are experts in Public Liability Slip and Fall Claims. We will do everything we can to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for any injuries that you have suffered.

AT TAYLOR & SCOTT PUBLIC LIABILITY LAWYERS, WE CARE FOR YOU.