The team at Coastal Compensation Law have worked on a range of cases involving public liability injuries, particularly supermarket injury claims. Supermarket injury claims are not limited to injuries suffered solely with supermarket premises; they include injuries suffered at shopping centres or in their car parks, restaurants, footpaths or entertainment venues.
In NSW, before an injured person can make a supermarket injury claim, the law requires that they first establish that the injury has taken place as a result of someone else’s negligence.
In supermarket injury claims where the responsible person (or company) makes some profit (either directly or indirectly) from the injured person’s visit, there is a higher degree of care that must be taken.
While a supermarket, shopping centre or other venue must take reasonable care to protect their patrons’ safety, there are defences available. For example, if a shopping centre can establish that they implement regular inspections and cleaning, it cannot usually be responsible for cleaning every spillage the moment it occurs.
Sometimes, there may be fault on the part of the shopping centre or venue operator but some amount of fault attributed to the injured person (contributory negligence). This might happen if a person was running, for example.
Where an injury has occurred because a shopping centre or other venue has failed to take proper care, a claim can be made for:
Loss of Income
Pain and Suffering
If you have a supermarket injury claim or feel that a venue is responsible for injury to your person, get in touch with our expert team at Coastal Compensation today.