If you are injured at a store such as Costco following a slip and fall accident, Ontario Occupier’s Liability Act sets out the path towards seeking compensation. You will need to prove that the store did not practice the highest duty of care, leading to the accident.
If you are injured as a result of negligence on the part of Tim Hortons, the law allows you to seek compensation for damages. Tim Horton will have general liability insurance which covers it in case of any claim filed against it, including slip and fall injuries claims.
Approximately 17% of time-loss injuries that are accepted by workers’ compensation commissions and boards across Canada are as a result of slip and fall accidents. Parking lots are a common source of slip and fall accidents. The law requires the occupier to do regular checks, to do maintenance and to take all necessary action to prevent slip and fall accidents.
Ontario has three distinct climatic regions namely Great Lakes region, Southern Ontario, and Central and Eastern Ontario. In general, the province has moderate humid continental climate characterized by cold, snowy winters, heavy precipitation, and warm summers. This climate, especially snow and ice, make for hazardous conditions at gas stations that cause slip and fall accidents.
In Ontario, slip-and-fall injury compensation is governed by the Ontario Occupiers’ Liability Act. The law outlines liability in a slip-and-fall accident as well as what is required to successfully secure compensation. The law also explains “duty of care” upon which negligence claims in slip-and-fall accidents is based.
If you’ve fallen on a patch of ice, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. The first thing you must discern is whether you have fallen on municipal property or privately owned property. This is important because both scenarios have some differents…