The law in Ontario imposes a duty upon property owners to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of people while on the property. When a property owner fails to do this, the property can fall into such a state of disrepair that it becomes a safety hazard.
Failing to shovel snow, salt ice, fill potholes, or fix broken steps are all common hazards we see at Wolfe Lawyers. Someone who is injured as a result of such a hazard may have a claim against the property owner or others who have responsibility for the control and condition of the property (such as a property manager or snow removal company).
If you think you have a claim you should consult a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law immediately. There are strict statutory deadlines for making these claims which, if missed, can prevent an injured person from receiving any compensation - no matter how badly they have been injured.
There are some basic things you should do after you have been injured as a result of a slip or trip and fall - even if you are not certain that you have a claim. It is much easier to collect important information and take certain steps at the outset then to try and do it weeks or months after the fall.
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