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You may have a case after a slip-and-fall accident

If you slip and fall while you're on someone else's premises, who is at fault? Do you have any chance of obtaining compensation for your injuries? Monetary damages can be claimed in some cases, and slip-and-fall accidents are the leading cause of injuries in the country.

Around 60,000 workers are injured by slip-and-fall accidents each year, according to Statistics Canada, and that means that if a party is negligent, those workers could have a legal case for compensation.

If you've suffered an accident because of hazardous conditions that were a result of someone else's negligence, then you're in a position where you may be able to hold that party liable. Things like ice and snow that aren't cleared up, wet surfaces that are unmarked, uneven or unsafe stairways and even stairs without handrails can be conditions that could lead to injury and the potential for a lawsuit.

Normally, the occupant of the property will be the person you can hold liable. Anyone who is responsible for maintaining or repairing the property may also be liable for your injuries. A standard of care can be shown, however, that could be detrimental to your case. For instance, if signs are there to warn you of danger or if threats are regularly removed, then it can show that the owner is not negligent and did not aim to cause unintentional injury to anyone.

It's true that you may be found partially liable for your own injuries. After all, if you're running on an icy sidewalk, that's your choice and you should see the danger. However, the owner can still be held partially liable for failing to clear up the dangerous ice. Our website has more on this topic and what to do if you've suffered an injury.

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