Trip and fall accidents can have serious consequences. We often walk past uneven surfaces and trip hazards in parking lots, walkways and shopping malls. Thankfully, most of the time, we see the hazard and avoid it. Other times, we might trip, but manage to stay up or otherwise avoid injury. Unfortunately, sometimes, trip hazards can be concealed or difficult to see, and a fall can be sudden and hard. Serious injuries can result from trip and fall accidents, including broken ankles, hip injuries, and other orthopaedic injuries, as well as herniated discs or other spine injuries.. Sometimes, serious head injuries occur as a result of a slip and fall accident.
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:
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