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Man slips on greasy floor at fast food restaurant receives compensation

Case Overview
  • Our client attended a fast-food restaurant and slipped upon a greasy substance on the floor.
  • We organised our client to be assessed by expert medico-legal doctors to understand ongoing disabilities & restrictions.
  • We were able to provide a fantastic settlement ensuring financial security during our clients rehabilitation.

In April 2018, our client attended a fast food restaurant to purchase his lunch. Upon entering the store and whilst looking up at the menu boards, he slipped on a greasy substance and fell heavily to the floor. Our client didn’t initially think he had suffered any injury, however, during the remainder of his day he developed pain in his right shoulder.

As the pain did not subside, our client attended his general practitioner to have investigations undertaken, which revealed he had sustained a rotator cuff tear in the supraspinatus tendon. Although he made attempts to recover through physiotherapy, he was informed his injury would require surgery.

It was at this point that our client contacted Gerard Malouf and Partner’s personal injury lawyers and was assisted by one of our personal injury law accredited specialists, Richele Nelsen.

“It was clear that his injury would cause our client difficulty with his employment and everyday living into the future and thus, we explored every avenue of compensation available to him.”


Richele Nelson
Our Approach

While our client was recovering from his surgery, his compensation lawyers were hard at work collecting the medical and liability evidence necessary to ensure he received the maximum amount in compensation.

We organised for our client to be assessed by our expert medico-legal doctors, who provided a report detailing our client’s ongoing disabilities and restrictions. Although our client was continuing with his rehabilitation efforts, it was clear that his injury would cause him difficulty with his employment and everyday living into the future and thus, we explored every avenue of compensation available to him.

Once we had collected all of the medical and liability evidence in support of our client’s claim, an informal settlement conference was arranged to see if a settlement could be reached without the need for a Court hearing. We were able to negotiate a settlement, providing our client with financial security whilst continuing his rehabilitation. The compensation claimed on behalf of our client included damages for his pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and domestic assistance.

The Result

We were able to negotiate a settlement, providing our client with financial security whilst continuing his rehabilitation.

The compensation claimed on behalf of our client included damages for his pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and domestic assistance.

Richele Nelsen Compensation Lawyer

Richele Nelsen

Partner
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