Our client was a customer having a meal at a café in Sydney. Our client suffered an injury in the café after she had finished her lunch there. As she was walking to the register to pay she slipped on a chip that had been left on the floor, causing her to fall to the ground.

Since our client’s accident she had to attend a physiotherapist several times to relieve the pain caused by the injury.

Our firm made the claim that the café should have maintained a safe environment for its customers and therefore needed to compensate our client for the subsequent treatment caused by the slip and fall. This kind of injury is an example of a public or occupiers liability claim. Our firm organised an Informal Settlement Conference (ISC) with the café’s insurer to negotiate the compensation amount. At the conclusion of negotiations we agreed on a settlement amount.

Our successful claim against the café’s insurer resulted in the settlement amount of just over $30,000 for our injured client. Our client was happy with the result.

PK Simpson Solicitors have been practicing in Sydney since 1977. During this time we have been helping the people of NSW get the maximum compensation they are entitled to. Our multicultural team and work culture is one of hard work and friendly service with respect for our clients regardless of nationality, job or income.

Have you ever been injured in public place such as a shopping centre, supermarket, cafe or restaurant?