Category Archives for Slip and Fall Accidents

Coles to pay $300,000 to woman after supermarket slip

IntroductionIn all of our articles, we are constantly reminding our readers that evidence is king in court. Such evidence can come in the form of diaries, photographs or even better, videos. CCTV footage is now a common form of evidence at trial and can allow judges to be taken right back to the scene of […]

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Lady receives $650,000 after falling at someone’s house causing a severe arm injury

Introduction Slips, trips and falls are common accidents around the house. As we will uncover in this case (Chandler v Silwood [2016] QSC 90), a slip on a private property can result in a considerable payout. Kayleen’s Story. Let me introduce you to Kayleen. Kayleen* Chandler was a young mother of two beautiful daughters. Her second child had been […]

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Man trips grabbing fish and chips and gets $360k

IntroductionFrom a very early age, we are all told, “watch where you are going” by family, teachers, people we know and trust.  But mistakes happen and sometimes we simply cannot avoid hazard in our path. Take, for example, hazards at night. We have pretty poor night vision and rely heavily on artificial light to illuminate our […]

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Woman slips on a greasy chip and is awarded $580,000

0 shares Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 The FactsImagine going to a supermarket with a friend and your daughter to do your shopping when you slip on a greasy hot potato chip and suffer a serious injury to your spine… …your injury completely changes every aspect of your life including your ability to care for your […]

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Inexperienced tenpin bowler sues Alley for $156,000

The FactsThe lights dimmed, the games began, and Susan stepped up to take her turn. Susan was out with her work colleagues one evening for a session of ‘glow in the dark bowling’. Like most of us, Susan had no real bowling skills. In an effort to improve, she aligned her bowling stance to match an impressive […]

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Child Rendered Tetraplegic After Diving into Hotel Swimming Pool – Hotel Found Liable

by Emily BilliauFollowing a 3 day trial in the Supreme Court of Queensland, Gympie Motel has been found liable in negligence for catastrophic injuries sustained by a 12-year-old plaintiff when she dived into the swimming pool at the hotel in 1998. In the decision of Lennon v Gympie Motel [2016] QSC 315 liability was apportioned 85% to the […]

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Liability in light of the Dreamworld tragedy

By Lucy Kelsey Theme parks are supposed to be a place of fun, adventure, and excitement. However, as we have seen in the recent tragedy at Dreamworld, disasters can happen. The Thunder River Rapids accident has been named one of the worst in Australian amusement park history. Unfortunately, the Dreamworld tragedy is just one of […]

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Slip and fall incidents

By Tine Ibraheem Unfortunately, every year many thousands of people are injured after slipping and falling in public places (such as supermarkets) or whilst visiting private premises (whether the fall is caused by a slippery substance on the floor, food produce or any other hazardous item or surface).  Slip and fall accidents are often embarrassing […]

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