Often times, when someone thinks of premises liability, we often turn our heads to slip and fall accidents. In Ontario, the Occupiers’ Liability Act sets out the duty of care on all properties. These duties include making sure that your property is shoveled, raked, and salted when icy. This provincial act allows for all individuals to feel safe on any premises they are entering.
If you have been injured on another individual’s premises, you may have a claim against the property owner or occupier. There are several circumstances that put liability on the occupier or property owner. For example, you may have a claim if you are injured due to:
- Neglecting to follow the building code
- Wet and slippery floors
- Loose chandeliers and lighting fixtures
- Uneven or broken staircase
- Wear and tears on the flooring
- Missing handrails
- Failing to salt icy driveways or sidewalks
While the Occupiers’ Liability Act sets out the duty of care, it is limited on foreseen circumstances. If the injury is caused by an unforeseen circumstance on the premises that the property owner or occupier could have reasonably unforeseen, the victim may not have a claim.
If you have been injured and think you have a claim, call Azimi Law for a free consultation today!