It has recently been reported that Perth has experienced its rainiest June in five years, and the rainy weather in July shows no sign of abating. It is obvious that an increased amount of rain increases the slipperiness of surfaces in our everyday lives, and this has led to an increase in slip and fall injury compensation claims.
Slip and fall injury compensation claims are a type of personal injury claim where a person suffers injury as a result of slipping and falling to the ground. Included in this category are injuries that involve a person slipping and not falling to the ground, but suffering personal injuries tried to steady themselves after slipping. To be successful in this form of personal injury claim, a person must prove negligence of another person. The common kind of slip and fall claim, is a slip and fall claim against a shopping centre after a person falls in the shopping centre suffering personal injury.
It should be pointed out, at an early time, that a person cannot make a compensation claim just because they fall within the shopping centre. They must show that the shopping centre failed to take reasonable care for their safety within the shopping centre.
There are steps that can be taken to avoid slip and fall injuries occurring. One good precaution is to take a look at your footwear to see whether it is worn down. Generally, shoe soles that are worn down make it easier for a person to slip and suffer personal injury. When conducting personal injury litigation, it is common for the defendant to ask the person who has suffered injuries questions, called interrogatories, which include what footwear the person was wearing at the time of the slip and fall accident. The reason that the defendant is doing this is to see whether the injured person took reasonable care for their own safety by wearing footwear that was inappropriate condition.
Another precaution that can be taken to avoid the risk of a slip and fall injury, is to refrain from carrying too many bags or items while shopping. Recently, this is been made somewhat difficult as many shopping centres in the Perth region have stopped providing shopping bags which can make carrying shopping precarious. Carrying too many items can result in a reduced ability of the person who has slipped to mitigate their loss by stabilising their body.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, and have made a claim, then Foyle Legal may be able to help you on a no win no fee basis, we specialise in accident injury compensation claims. At Foyle legal, your first attendance is obligation free if you do not proceed. We have been rated as best no win no fee compensation lawyers Perth by many of our clients.
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