From Quest News…
A BRISBANE injury compensation lawyer says grapes could be banned from supermarkets or sold in sealed bags to prevent customer falls.
Mark O’Connor, director of Bennett and Philp Lawyers, said customers rather than store staff were more likely to be the cause of supermarket slip-and-fall injuries with not every fall resulting in a payout.
He said quite often the cause of a fall was not due to staff actions but customers sampling merchandise such as grapes.
“Most personal injury lawyers would get about 50 to 100 calls a year from people who want us to investigate the injuries suffered from falling in stores, whether it be from clear liquids, milk or green leafy material such at lettuce leaves or grapes,” Mr O’Connor said.
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