With the cold weather and snow now upon us, the threat of slip and fall accidents is a common winter-time conversation topic. Many of these accidents can result in serious injuries. Any injury that causes you to miss work, be unable to live as you normally would, or causes you to experience extreme pain can be considered a serious injury.Read More
This article is about trips and falls that happen on commercial property like a store, private parking lot, residential apartment building, or other places of business. For more information about trips and falls on Private Property or on Public Property, please see related articles.
Common causes of trip and falls on commercial property
Spring thaw brings with it the potential for uneven sidewalks, loose steps, and cracks in the pavement or ground. Businesses are not always prompt to fix these hazards which can cause trip and falls and serious injuries.Read More
This article is about trip and falls that happen on public or government property like a sidewalk, public washroom or public park. For more information about trip and falls on Private Property or on Commercial Property, please see related articles.
Common causes of trip and falls on public property
Spring thaw brings with it the potential for uneven sidewalks, loose steps and cracks in the ground. Spring in Ontario is often called “Pothole Season” for the crumbling streets and pavements that characterize this time of year. Each year the city launches an annual blitz to repair infrastructure that lasts well into April. In the meantime potholes and other obstacles pose a danger to pedestrians and cars alike.Read More
This article is about trip and falls that happen on private property like someone’s home, their driveway, walkway or lawn. For more information about trip and falls on Commercial Property or on Public Property, please see related articles.
Common causes of trip and falls on private property
Spring thaw brings with it the potential for uneven footpaths, loose steps, cracks in the ground and obstacles like fallen branches and other yard debris. Spring also marks the start of the renovation season and the dangers of temporary construction projects. There are other year-round dangers within the home as well, like slippery floors or poorly placed furniture.Read More
The threat of slip and falls is a common winter-time conversation topic. Trip and falls receive less attention but can be just as dangerous. This article examines the components of a successful trip and fall claim against a city or municipality, as set out in a recent Ontario Superior Court decision.Read More
Step and stair injuries are the single largest contributor to fall-related hospitalizations in Canada. The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation cites three main reasons for most falls. These include health factors, behavioural factors and environmental factors like poor lighting and design. Often a step or stair injury may result from a combination of factors.Read More
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