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Falls on stairs causing injury. What does Ontario law have to say?

Slips and Falls. What about Trips and Falls? What does Ontario law have to say? In Ontario, all owners and occupiers must take reasonable steps to ensure their property is safe. This obligation is codified in the Occupiers’ Liability Act. Section 3(1) of that Act states that an occupier owes a duty to take reasonable care to ensure persons on their property are reasonably safe. In some cases, people are injured not by slipping and falling but by tripping when walking up and down stairs. There are industry standards applicable to things like the height, width, depth and length of stairs. Uneven stair heights can cause persons to fall and seriously injury themselves. Broken stairs, items left on stairs, uneven stairs, lack of handrail, poor lighting, steep stairs …

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Slip and Falls in Stores – Ottawa Fall and Injury Lawyer

Can stores be held liable to pay compensation if someone falls in their store? Slip and fall accidents occur frequently in stores and an Ottawa injury lawyer can help you obtain fair compensation. Stores invite people to come onto their property to purchase items. As a result, store owners and managers have a duty to keep the store reasonably safe. If the condition of the store (such as a wet floor or an object eft on the floor) contributes to or causes someone to fall and be injured, the store owner and occupier can ne held liable and have to pay damages (compensation) to the injured person. In Ontario, the Occupier’s Liability Act imposes a positive duty on store owners to keep their stores safe. Under that Act, …