Slip and Fall Injuries
Owners and tenants of homes, businesses, government agencies and those exercising responsibility over practically every other place where people frequent are obliged to keep their premises safe for the public. This duty requires the occupier to ensure that the premises and the activities taking place on the premises do not pose a risk of harm to people frequenting these places. This duty is codified in the Occupier’s Liability Act.
The duty protects victims of slip and fall injuries, injuries resulting from fires, injuries occurring at amusements parks and other commercial establishments.
You may be entitled to claim compensation from the person responsible for the injury. This compensation is normally paid by the responsible person’s insurer. In Ontario, slip and fall injury victims who suffer serious and permanent injuries can recover damages compensating them for all of their losses, including their pain and suffering, their past and future lost income, their extraordinary future health care and home maintenance costs, and their out of pocket expenses.
Statute of Limitations
Time limits govern when you must notify the responsible parties that you intend to bring a claim and they govern when you must start your claim for compensation. These time limits can restrict your rights to recover your losses. Not everyone is entitled to claim compensation from the person who caused the accident. Each claim is different. Assessing the value of your claim and determining responsibility requires analysis by an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Our team has helped injury victims recover compensation from negligent property owners, department stores, amusement parks, hotel operators, building inspectors and government bodies responsible for keeping properties safe.