Cafe sued after woman ‘slips on hot chip’


Sumary of Cafe sued after woman ‘slips on hot chip’:

  • Roxanne Britton claims she skidded on the errant chip at Zouki Cafe in Clayton on January 30, 2015, according to a statement of claim lodged in the Victorian County Court..
  • The 59-year-old says she suffered a lower back injury from the fall, including two prolapsed discs, and pain in her leg, foot and knee..
  • Ms Britton also suffered depression and anxiety and surgical scarring as a result of the incident, the claim says..
  • The claim has been lodged by WorkSafe, which has paid compensation to the woman and is seeking recovery of the funds – $141,000 – from the party it alleges is responsible for the injury..
  • It alleged the The Flinders Group, which manages the Monash Medical Centre cafe, failed to have an adequate system in place to keep the cafe floor clean, in turn creating a slipping hazard..
  • Court documents lodged by the Victorian WorkCover Authority allege Ms Britton suffered serious injuries and pain, including financial losses..
  • The former finance credit officer future work capacity has been severely restricted as a result of her fall, the claim alleges..
  • Ms Britton was forced to cut her work hours because of her injuries and had to stop work completely in December 2016…

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