Can I claim compensation for injuring myself at a supermarket?

If you’re able to demonstrate that it has resulted from the business’ carelessness or negligence, like not displaying a “caution” sign if there’s a wet or slippery surface, then you may be able to claim against their public liability insurance.

It is the injured person’s job to provide evidence of the business owner’s negligence.

If it is obvious to an observer that something is likely to cause a slip, trip or fall, the supermarket has an obligation to remove the risk and provide a safe environment for its customers.

Disclaimer: This information is designed for general information in relation to Queensland compensation law. It does not constitute legal advice. We strongly recommend you seek legal advice in regards to your specific situation. For help understanding your rights, please call 1800 960 482 or chat via live chat to talk to one of our Lawyers today.

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