Posts Categorized: Premises Liability
There are many types of incidents that can result in amputation and/or disfigurement, including, but not limited to: motor vehicle accidents, sports accidents, and medical malpractice.
Not only are these serious, but they are also permanent. When a person suffers from an amputation or disfigurement, he or she will be forced to change their life in a number of ways.
If another party is responsible for your injury, there is a chance you could receive compensation. This is something many people consider as they are aware of the economic impact an injury like this can have on their life.… Continue Reading
According to authorities, two men died in a construction site accident on March 27 in the High Park neighbourhood in Toronto. Reportedly, the accident occurred following a collapse of scaffolding shortly after 11 a.m.
The two men were contractors working at the site. The site, located on Bloor Street near its intersection with Pacific Avenue, is currently being developed into a condominium complex. Officers with the Toronto Police Department were called to the scene along with emergency medical personnel. One worker was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.… Continue Reading
Stairs can hazardous, whether they are in an Ontario home or business. The injuries that may be suffered from stairway falls are sometimes serious and cause long-term damage to the body. There are many reasons why people fall on stairs, but there are also ways that falls can be prevented.
One cause for stairway falls is hard-to-see steps because of poor lighting and poor step design. Improving lighting so that the stairs are clearly visible without creating shadows is one way to prevent falls.… Continue Reading
Slip-and-fall accidents can result in serious injuries, and Ontario residents are at a much greater risk for being involved in these kinds of accidents during icy weather conditions. When walking on wet sidewalks or driveways on particularly cold days, it is a good idea to take each step with caution in case there is any ice on the ground.
Injuries sustained after an icy slip-and-fall accident can range from a minor muscle strain to permanent spinal cord damage. After suffering from a muscle strain or sprain, individuals can normally recover from their injuries with rest, anti-inflammatory medication, and heat and ice packs.… Continue Reading
Occupiers of property in Ontario are obligated by law to keep their premises safe for guests or residents who use them. If an occupier fails to keep their premises free of hazards, they could be held liable for injuries that are sustained as a result. In cases where there is a landlord and tenant, the property may have more than one liable occupier.
When there is a question of whether or not an occupier is liable for injuries sustained on his or her property, a court will look at various issues involved in the accident.… Continue Reading
If you have been injured in an accident that occurred on someone else’s property, the property owner or another party responsible for maintaining the property might be liable for the damages you have suffered. The Occupier’s Liability Act requires that all property be maintained in such a way that it is safe for anyone who enters the property as well as for those in close proximity to the property. This includes public as well as private property.
Suppose, for example, that you were on public property and fell because you slipped on a wet floor or an icy sidewalk.… Continue Reading
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