Occupier's Liability Claims
Private, public and commercial properties are required to keep their properties safe for people who are using them. An occupier may be held liable for slips, trips and falls if they fail to keep their premises reasonably safe from hazards (ice and snow, wet floors, loose handrails, inadequate lighting).
Slip and Falls
Every occupier in Ontario, whether it be a land owner, tenant, business proprietor or a municipality, they have a legal duty to keep the property reasonably safe for the people who use it. ‘Slip and falls’ can be the result of ice, water, snow, poor or uneven flooring, inadequate lighting, raised ledges, potholes, dangerous stairs or hidden hazards.
If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of being on somebody else’s properties, you may be entitled to an insurance claim.