What is the process for a supermarket accident claim?
If you’re making a supermarket injury claim, it’s always best to first seek professional legal advice to help you. The public injury team at LHD Lawyers will be able to guide you and help you to understand your rights. We’ll be able to assess your situation (either in-office or over the phone), and can let you know whether your claim is likely to succeed.
For your claim to be successful, you’ll need to:
- Be able to show that the severity of your injury is above a certain threshold dictated by the legal system. This can be through photographic evidence, medical reports and records or witness accounts.
- Lodge a claim for compensation that details how exactly the supermarket breached its duty of care to you as a customer and how this resulted in your injury.
To prove your injury was caused by a supermarket accident, you’ll need to document as much of the scene as you can when the accident occurs. This could involve taking photos and video recordings, as well as requesting the contact details of first-hand witnesses. You may also need to request CCTV footage from the store. LHD Lawyers will be able to use these resources to argue that the supermarket breached their duty of care.
Supermarket accidents can occur for many reasons. These may include (but are not limited to):
- Malfunctioning supermarket trolleys
- Missing or incorrectly positioned floor mats
- Slippery floors from spills
- Items falling on customers
- Aisle blockages from boxes and pallets
- Broken outside pavements
- Spoiled food being sold
LHD Lawyers have years of experience in supermarket injury claims and ensuring our clients receive compensation for falls in supermarkets. We have convenient offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Port Macquarie, Taree and other regional centres, making it easy for you to come and visit us to receive a no-obligation assessment of your situation.
For over 30 years, we’ve helped thousands of Australians with their supermarket accident claims, and our No Win No Fee policy means that if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay us a cent.