If you have been injured in a slip and fall incident, you may be entitled to compensation. Guelph’s Personal Injury Law Firm can help.
Slip and Fall accidents can happen in any season but with the prevalence of icy conditions in the winter, there is a greater risk. The most common causes of slip and fall injuries are improperly maintained public premises. Occupiers, the entity or persons responsible for maintenance of a property, can be liable for your injuries if, as a result of their action or inaction, certain safety standards are not met. This can include failing to salt or sand icy parking lots or failing to ensure floors do not accumulate water from melting snow or rain and pose a risk.
If you have been injured in a slip and fall incident there are steps you can take to protect your rights.
First and foremost, you should notify the owner of the property or someone in charge of the business to advise them of the incident. If you have been injured on Municipal Property, including Municipal Sidewalks, you MUST notify them within 10 days of the incident.
- Seek Medical Attention
- Document the Incident and Reasons for the Fall
- Record Witness Information
- Photograph the Area
- Preserve Your Shoes
If you are unable to return to work for a period of time and/or you have sustained a significant injury that is impacting your day-to-day routine, you may be entitled to compensation. Areas that you may be compensated for are:
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Income
- Housekeeping & Home Maintenance Losses
- Future Care Expenses
- Out of Pocket Expenses
If you have been involved in a slip and fall incident while entering or exiting a vehicle, you may also be entitled to Accident Benefits.
For more information regarding compensation or your legal rights, please call 519-836-6849 to arrange a free one hour consultation with SmithValeriote Law Firm LLP.
SmithValeriote Law Firm LLP, Guelph’s Personal Injury Lawyers
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