In legal parlance slip and fall injury is a term that denotes an accident where you inadvertently trip and injure yourself in some one’s property. In Canada, slip and fall accidents are one of the chief causes of injury. It is estimated that every year, a staggering 42,000 Canadians sustain injuries in this kind of accident. The injury can vary from a sprained ankle to severe head trauma. Most of these accidents happen in the workplace. And tripping, slipping, and falling are valid grounds for getting compensation under the ‘Premises Liability’claim.
Sadly, slip and fall accidents cannot be avoided at all, no matter how careful you are. And it could happen to you at any time. What happens when you are in a slip and fall accident? What should be your course of action? Here is a list of dos and don’ts that will help you.
You slip when there is not enough friction between your feet and the ground you walk on. That is why your feet skid and you naturally lose your balance.
You may also fall if there is an obstacle in your way that you were not expecting and you may trip over it.
Slip and fall injuries can also be triggered by-
Essentially, if the owner of the property has been negligent in his/her responsibility in keeping the property accident-proof, and you suffer an injury, the owner may owe you damages.
Do not wash or throw away the clothes and shoes you were wearing when you slipped as those too might be presented as evidence.
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