Slip and fall accidents occur at various locations. Whether the victim who had suffered a personal injury as a result of the accident is entitled to a claim is a fact-specific enquiry that we can help you to unravel.   If you are a victim of a slip and fall accident that occurred while you were in a public space, you may be entitled to make a claim.  The party responsible for maintaining the public area ought to have a public liability insurance policy to compensate members of the public for any injury they may sustain, while on the property, caused by negligence in the maintenance of that public space.

Examples of public liability claims include:


  • Injuries caused by uneven and dangerous footpaths or pavements and tree roots
  • Injuries caused by sharp objects or by objects falling from a height in a public place
  • Broken-down fences or other obstructions to highways / pavements
  • Injuries caused by uncovered manholes or drain covers


Example 1

We recently closed a case where our client was doing her groceries shopping at the wet market and she slipped and fell off from a height of around 1.5 metres, sustaining serious bodily injuries. We quantified a six-figure claim for her case. We managed to secure compensation for our client as we argued that the occupier of the market and the managing agent of the premises failed to do the following:


  • Failing to take any reasonable care to see that the Plaintiff was or would be reasonably safe in using the premises for the purpose for which she was permitted to be there
  • Failing to inspect the premises and ascertain the presence of imminent danger found at the premise and to eliminate the imminent danger
  • Failing to install safety barriers at the premises


Example 2

Another one of our clients slipped and fell at a shopping mall in Singapore. The floor that she had slipped on was made slippery by a water leakage from the ceiling. She sustained serious fractures from her fall. We wrote in to the medical institutions that tended to her after her unfortunate accident and expedited the process of retrieving her medical reports. With the information from her reports, we were able to send a letter of demand and secure a fair compensation.


Example 3

In another case, our client was visiting a mall to shop and had slipped and fell in the car park of the mall and sustained injuries. The floor that our client had slipped on was made slippery by an oil leakage which had left a patch of oil on the ground. After interviewing our client and analysing the case, we sent a letter of demand and secured a fair compensation.



In each case, we established the management’s liability and clearly showed how the facts and circumstances pointed towards the negligence of the owners and occupiers who had care and control of the premises. Thereafter, we began strategic negotiation with the other party and managed to arrive at settlement amounts which were to the satisfaction of our clients. They signed the offers received confirming their acceptance and received their compensation.


If you are a victim of a slip and fall accident that occurred while you were in a commercial space, you may be entitled to make a personal injury accident claim against the person or company who owns that space. While the above list is extensive, it is not representative of all the possible scenarios. If you are unsure, you can contact our accident lawyer, Ray Louis, at 9090 8288 for a consultation.