“After a frightening incident falling through the ceiling of my two storey rental property, Adelaide Legal sorted out the whole claim process for me so I didn’t have to worry about a thing. I would highly recommend them to anyone having similar issues.”
Had a Slip Trip Or Fall?
A slip, trip or fall can happen at any time and more often than you may realise, serious injuries occur.
If you have suffered an injury from a slip and fall caused by the owner or occupier of a privately owned property where the public are invited to enter, eg landlords and shop keepers, you may be entitled to compensation. These types of properties include supermarkets, gyms, halls, rental properties, food halls cinemas and the like.
The owner or occupier must first breach a duty of care owed to you to become liable to compensate you for your injuries. This will depend on the circumstances of the accident.
Common circumstances giving rise to a breach of duty may include:
- Wet flooring
- Debris or hazards on the floor
- Cracked or uneven flooring
- Inadequate railing on stairs
- Lack of warning or signage of a hazard
- Hazards were not addressed in a timely fashion
- Proper systems of cleaning were not adhered to
What Can I Claim?
The most common heads of loss and damage we claim for our clients include:
This is any time you’ve already taken off from work due to the injury as well as any expected loss of future income.
Any medical costs you have already paid plus future medical costs. Your doctors will advise on the appropriate future medical costs if you’re unclear
Past and future care
Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to claim for any assistance you have been give by a family member, including your child, spouse or parent. If that assistance is required into the future, then this is also claimed.
It will be helpful for your claim if you have kept proof of any past losses. This could include receipts for your travel expenses, medical bills or damaged property, or maybe a journal of the ways in which your day to day life has been affected by your injuries.
How Much Will It Cost Me?
Please contact us for a no obligation chat to discuss your slip and fall with you in more detail.
If we assess there was liability and you have a right to compensation from an insurer, we will back you with a no win, no fee agreement.
This means we do not get paid unless and until you do.
You may need to pay for out-of-pocket expenses such as fees for medical reports.
When we formulate your various heads of losses and damages, we also include an amount for legal fees in the total amount claimed.
How long will it take for me to receive my compensation?
Please note that there are strict time limits that apply to this type of claim. Make sure you realise your rights to compensation and contact the team at Adelaide Legal.
It is usually best to wait until a medical professional is of the opinion that your injuries have stabilised. This is because until then, we can’t be sure of the full extent of your injuries and therefore what you are entitled to claim.
A typical claim may take between 12 to 18 months to resolve, however, a more difficult matter could take longer.
We will keep you informed every step of the way regarding timelines on the information we have at the time.