Individuals who suffer a slip trip or fall in a public place are usually instantly embarrassed. Their normal reaction might be to get up as quickly as possible, not make a fuss and say everything is ok. However, quite often than not, these individuals suffer serious injuries.
Injuries suffered from a slip trip can be permanent and pain can be long lasting. A permanent injury can affect a persons’ mobility for the rest of their life and is a matter to be taken seriously.
Urgent medical attention should be instantly sought following a slip trip as well as independent advice from an injury helpline. Call 1300 851 168 today.
More and more claims due to injuries sustained in public places are being sought. Businesses such as retailers, employers and Councils have a responsibility to make places open to the general public safe and secure.
When a slip trip of fall has occurred, the first question to ask is why? Why did this happen and who is to blame? If you have suffered a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence you are entitled to be compensated under the law in Australia.
What do you do if you have suffered a slip trip or fall in a public place?
After you have taken photographs, report the accident to the people in charge. This may be the duty manager or council member. You need to notify them so they can eliminate danger for other members of the public.
Ask any witnesses to leave their contact details with you so they can be called upon as a witness. Witnesses will also be a valuable contribution to your claim.
If you are made aware of any previous slip trip or falls in the same place that have occurred before write the information down along with the details of the witnesses on the occasion.
If you have suffered a slip trip and fall and haven’t collected photographs or there are no witnesses, you may still have good grounds for compensation. These things are extremely useful for a solicitor, lawyer or attorney enabling them to build a strong case for negligence.
The next very important step is to contact an injury helpline. Call 1300 851 168 today. By speaking with an independent organisation you can get free information, forms and support and be connected to the appropriate solicitor (lawyer or attorney). A slip trip lawyer will fight your public liability claim for injury compensation.