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Everyone has a responsibility to keep themselves safe as they go about their daily lives. We must be attentive to our surroundings, avoid doing things in haste, and take reasonable precautions to keep ourselves out of harm’s way.
But safety is always a two-way street. Under the Occupier’s Liability Act, if a person, a business, or an entity such as a government or institution occupies and operates in a space (“the occupier”), they must take reasonable actions to ensure other people using that space are not put in harm’s way.
For example, if the occupier’s negligent actions or inaction cause or contribute an individual’s slip, trip or fall, they may be required to share in the costs associated with a person’s injury or provide compensation for damages.
Slip, trip and falls may occur:
- on municipal property such as sidewalks, streets, paths, parks and recreational facilities that have not been properly maintained.
- in business establishments on slippery floors and surfaces, loose carpets, or where other hazards have not been removed or clearly marked
- in nursing homes and care facilities where fall prevention protocols have not been followed
A preventable slip and fall injury can cause debilitating injuries and disabilities including broken bones, scarring, nerve damage and head trauma. Your rehabilitation and recovery may take time; you may lose income if you are unable to work, find yourself paying out of pocket for medical expenses, or experience tremendous pain and suffering that seriously impacts your enjoyment of life.
You should know that you’re not in this alone. Howie, Sacks and Henry’s slip and fall lawyers are ready to help you make a claim for compensation and damages for the harm someone’s negligence has caused. Consistently named as one of Canada’s top personal injury law firms, the team at HSH has the expertise to handle difficult cases in this area of law.
An HSH slip and fall lawyer will be pleased to meet with you in your own home in the St. Catharines area or at a nearby consultation office. As we listen to your story with empathy and compassion, we’ll outline your legal rights and offer our advice. If you choose to make a claim for compensation and damages, our team will gladly facilitate any medical tests, evaluations or rehabilitative therapies you need for your case and your recovery.
Trust HSH’s knowledgeable and experienced slip and fall lawyers to be on your side and by your side in St. Catharines. As your advocate, we’ll work to access the financial resources you need and deserve to help you on the road to recovery.
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