If a serious injury occurs, you may be off work, or incur other damages in addition to your pain and suffering. For most victims of trip and fall accidents, there will be insurance in place to protect the property owners, managers, contractors, and occupiers in the event that someone is injured on their premises.
Ontario trip and fall and slip and fall accidents are the most common premises liability claims. Laws dictate that property owners must provide safe, secure, and properly maintained premises.
Common causes of slip and fall injuries in Ontario include:
- Ice and snow
- Slippery or sticky floors
- Uneven surfaces
- Trip hazzards
- Unmarked step-downs
- Floor or stairway defects
- Inadequate lighting
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