Introduction

Slips, trips or falls can happen anytime and anywhere. They are most commonly musculoskeletal injuries, as well as cuts, bruises, fractures and dislocations. They may occur in workplace premises, supermarkets, shops, shopping centres, gyms, swimming pools, transport hubs or stations, or in any public area. Where there has been a slip, trip or a fall in a workplace or a public place there is a strong possibility negligence is involved. Negligence must be clearly proven and established when pursuing compensation and proving liability.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Our expert ergonomists have a wealth of knowledge across the all encompassing scenarios within which these incidents may occur in public areas. These scenarios include but are not limited to the following:

  • Inappropriate floor surfaces
  • Areas that may have fluid on the floor
  • Spills and contamination on floors including: customers spill drinks and food on floor in meals area; inadequately cleaned or maintained floor or outdoor surfaces; staff carrying foodstuffs and liquids across floors; oil stains in undercover concrete car-parks.
  • Inadequately drained floor surfaces in wet areas
  • Sudden changes in floor surfaces
  • Growth over floor surfaces
  • Inappropriate footwear worn for a task
  • Ramps that are too steep or with slippery surface
  • Internal floor surfaces including: broken tiles, worn floor coverings; uneven floor surfaces; building extensions to work areas
  • External access or egress to the workplace
  • Storage of equipment in aisles and walkways
  • Storage of goods in aisles and walkways
  • Clothing catches on objects or surfaces
  • Condition of steps and stairs
  • Inappropriately designed steps and stairs
  • Climbing into or descending from vehicle cabins
  • Steps and stairs that have poor lighting
  • Step heights
  • Landings
  • Hand or guard rails
  • Traffic management
  • Gratings or covers over floor openings
  • Unsuitable chairs or seats
  • Lighting
  • Other environmental factors

Sample Reports

For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.

Cost

The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Relevant Cases Coregas Pty Limited v Penford Australia Pty Limited [2012] NSWCA 350

An employee of the respondent, was injured while using such a ramp to unload a gas cylinder. The employee brought proceedings against the respondent in negligence.

Ronald Charles Hamilton v Blue Circle Southern Cement Ltd [2006] NSWSC 147

An employee walked along the kerb of a weighbridge and allegedly slipped and fell, thereby suffering injuries, loss and damage. He claimed negligence and breach of duty of the defendant.

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Profiles of Experts in Ergonomics - Slips, trips and falls

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID3450

Engineer – crash investigations, structural impact and stress engineering

ID3450 has over 25 years’ experience and is an expert in vehicle & structural crashworthiness, crash & incident investigations & reconstruction, human injury prevention, crash & laboratory testing, computer simulation of crashes, impacts & injury mechanisms, structural impact and stress engineering.


  • #ID1858

Ergonomist / Work Health Safety / Trains and Trams

​ID1858 is an experienced Human Factors specialist with qualifications in ergonomics and occupational therapy. ID1858 has extensive experience working with public work safety authorities to assess risks and to develop management plans.


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