Slip Trip and Fall Compensation Overview
Walker Law Group is a leading compensation and personal injury law firm located in the Northern Beaches of NSW. Our lawyers specialise in compensation and personal injury law. If you have slipped, tripped or fallen over in a public place and it is due to the fault of someone else, then you may be entitled to compensation. We know accidents happen, but a slip, trip or fall can have devastating effects on your everyday life. For example, you may lose the ability to work to support your family or enjoy your life to the fullest extent. That is why it is so important to contact Walker Law Group to find out if we can help. Not only are our lawyers knowledgeable and highly experienced, they are also passionate about ensuring their clients receive the compensation that they deserve. Our lawyers will work with you to build as strong case that the insurers will struggle to refuse.
To find out whether you can claim slip, trip and fall compensation, contact one of our friendly lawyers on (02) 8046 9700 or 1300 363 013. Alternatively, you can email Walker Law Group on firstname.lastname@example.org
Am I entitled to compensation if I slip, trip or fall?
Have you slipped, tripped or fallen over in a public place? Was this slip, trip or fall due to the fault of another party? If your answer to both of these questions is yes, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. As mentioned previously, injuries resulting form a slip or fall can adversely affect your whole life and for this reason, it is important to find out whether you have grounds for a claim. This type of claims comes under the umbrella of public liability. At Walker Law Group, we have a proven track record of winning public liability cases.
In order to prove that you are entitled to compensation due to a slip, trip or fall, your lawyer will need to prove that the party at fault was negligent. In order to do this, there are several elements that we will need to prove. These are as follows:
- The party at fault owed you a duty of care; and
- The party at fault breached this duty of care; and
- The breach of this duty of care resulted in the slip, trip or fall that caused your injury; and
- As a result of your injury, you suffered a financial loss.
Examples of slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls for which you may be able to claim compensation can occur at:
- Shopping centre Slip, Trip or Fall; or
- Supermarket Slip, Trip or Fall; or
- The local school; or
- A rental property; or
- A sports ground; or
- The cinemas; or
- A car park; or
- Any other public space.
These types of injuries occur due to situations such as liquid on the ground, or raised carpet, or broken tiles.
I have slipped, tripped or fallen… what do I do now?
If you require immediate medical attention, then it is important to see to this first. If not, then the first step that you should take is reporting the incident to the party, which is at fault. This means advising the shopping centre, or school or sports ground where the accident occurred. If there are any witnesses around, then you should collect their contact details in case we need to contact them. Taking photos is another good idea. If there is a liquid on the floor or some other thing that you tripped over, then take a photo of this. The final, imperative step is to contact Walker Law Group to ensure that you have the best legal representation on your side.
How much will it cost me?
We are committed to ensuring that our clients have access to legal advice when they need it so Walker Law Group offers a No Win, No Fee Compensation policy. This means that if we don’t win your case, we will waive our legal fees. Our policy aims to afford people from all financial backgrounds the ability to make a claim that they have a right to make. At our first conference, we will provide you with a written disclosure of our legal fees which will be payable if your claim is successful. The final bill will not exceed this agreed amount.
A Slip Trip and Fall recent case
We have worked on several cases involving slip and fall incidents. In early 2015, one of our clients slipped and fell in a supermarket. Luckily, the incident was captured by a CCTV system. Our client suffered from soft tissue injuries to her right ankle, left shoulder and lower back, which required urgent medical attention.
Following this injury, our client contacted us. She advised that she underwent several months of medical treatment to treat her injuries. Our aim is to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation for our client, so we arranged a settlement conference. Our claims were based on pain and suffering, past and future medical treatment expenses, care and past economic loss. In our claim for past economic loss, we allowed some space for potential future economic loss.
Walker Law Group was successful in settling this claim for the sum of $69,500 including medical treatment, legal fees and disbursements. Ultimately, our client walked away with $46,585 in compensation for her slip and fall incident.
Get in touch
At Walker Law Group, we are experts in compensation law. We have over 20 years experience in this area and will use these decades of experience to give your case the grounding it needs to succeed.
We outshine our competitors in every way and this is because we truly care about our clients and achieving the best possible result for them. Gaining independent legal advice about your situation is imperative if you are serious about claiming compensation for your injury. If you have slipped, tripped or fallen over and think that you may be able to make a claim, contact Walker Law Group. Contact us now for a confidential chat on (02) 8046 9700 or 1300 363 013 or email Walker Law Group at email@example.com.