If you sustain an injury due to an accident within a supermarket premises, you could potentially have the right to make a claim under public liability regulations in Australia. Public liability pertains to the responsibility of an individual or a business to guarantee the safety of their premises for general public use. Should an accident occur at a supermarket through no fault of your own, you might have grounds to initiate a public liability claim.
What Causes Slip and Fall Accidents in Supermarkets?
Supermarket slip and fall accidents can occur due to a variety of factors such as:
- Wet floors
- Spilled liquids
- Uneven surfaces
- Inadequate signage
These hazards can lead to slips, trips, and falls, causing injuries ranging from minor bruises to more severe fractures and head injuries.
What can I Claim?
In Australia, personal injury claims for incidents in supermarkets or shopping centres generally fall under public liability law. The specific compensation you can claim for such injuries may include:
- Medical Expenses: You can claim compensation for all reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred as a result of your injuries. This includes doctor’s visits, hospitalisation, surgery, rehabilitation, prescription medications, and any other healthcare-related costs.
- Lost Income: If your injuries have caused you to miss work or have led to a reduction in your earning capacity, you may be eligible to claim compensation for your lost wages or future earning potential.
- Pain and Suffering: In Australia, compensation for pain and suffering is generally covered by the civil liability laws in each state and territory. This is often referred to as “non-economic loss” or “general damages.” The specific amount you can claim will depend on the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life.
- Rehabilitation and Care Costs: If you require ongoing rehabilitation, care, or assistance with daily activities due to your injuries, you may be able to claim the costs associated with these services.
How do I start my claim?
It is crucial that you have evidence of the incident, as this is what the lawyer will use to prove your case. They will need to prove that the person or company fault owed you a duty of care; that they breached this duty of care; as a consequence of this breach, you were injured and suffered loss. With these types of claims, try and have photographic proof, as well as keeping any receipts, bills, doctor’s records, etc., that can prove that you sustained an injury.
What is the claims process?
What’s My Claim Worth can help you start the process to get the result you need in your fight against your supermarket accident public liability claim. Starting this legal process can result in monetary compensation for you.
It should be noted that this is not a necessarily easy process. If you have had negative outcomes due to your supermarket public liability claim such as physical injury, or monetary loss, then it is worth seeing if you can make a claim. Start the process today and speak to What’s My Claim Worth, to see whether your supermarket public liability case can progress.
Why should I choose What’s My Claim Worth?
What’s My Claim Worth’s claim compensation calculator can help you to understand the value of your claim, as well as your eligibility to claim. Once confirmed, we can then put you in touch with the best legal professionals to handle your supermarket public liability claim — No Win, No Fee (excluding defendant costs if the claim is litigated).