Our client was attending Coles for the purposes of her weekly grocery shopping when she slipped on a large puddle of water on the floor of the fruit and vegetable section. Our client came to us seeking our advice as she had sustained significant injuries to her left shoulder left arm, neck and lower back.
The Public Liability Team at Gerard Malouf and Partners worked hard on the matter collating evidence in support of the injuries sustained, the impacts on her life and the liability issues in the case. In particular, our client’s working life was impacted as a result of the incident as she was employed in a physically demanding job prior to the incident. Due to the incident and the injuries sustained, our client used all her leave entitlements and was forced to take unpaid leave.
We successfully argued that Coles had been negligent by failing to ensure that an adequate system of cleaning and inspection was in place at the time of the incident. The team at Gerard Malouf and Partners worked hard to secure settlement for our client without having to take the matter to court and were able to complete the matter in just over one year.
Our client was very pleased that we were able to provide the expert legal services of Gerard Malouf and Partners and achieve a great result in an efficient and professional manner.
If you have been injured in a supermarket due to a slip and fall, please contact the personal injury specialists at Gerard Malouf and Partners today.