Occupiers’ Liability

Occupiers’ Liability

Singer Kwinter’s personal injury lawyers have achieved monumental success in the area of occupiers’ liability cases. Our awards and settlements are referenced by law firms and universities across Canada, making Singer Kwinter the benchmark for client advocacy in matters related to occupiers’ liability.

When do you have an Occupiers’ Liability claim?  Occupiers’ liability cases are a direct result of a physical or psychological injury suffered as a result of unsafe property conditions or activities.  This form of personal injury may occur due to lack of signage, lack of supervision, dangerous premises, hazardous ice, broken concrete, or various other circumstances.  Most often, this type of claim involves an injury sustained due to a trip and fall or slip and fall.

According to the  Occupiers’ Liability Act, the occupiers’ duty concerning the premises includes: 

  • An occupier of premises owes a duty to take such care as in all the circumstances of the case is reasonable to see that persons entering on the premises, and the property brought on the premises by those persons are reasonably safe while on the premises.
  • The duty of care provided for in subsection (1) applies whether the danger is caused by the condition of the premises or by an activity carried out on the premises.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a victim of an injury on city or government of Ontario property, is it important that you provide written notice of your injury within 10 days of the incident. Adhering to the 10 day notice period requirement is vital to moving forward with your legal claim. When sustained on municipal property (ex: city sidewalks, city streets, curbs, pot holes, pools, etc.), written notice should be provided within the 10 day window to the city clerk’s office. If the injury occurs on provincial property (ex: provincial parks, highways, government buildings), the written notification should be sent directly to the office of the Ontario Attorney General.

If you or someone you know has experienced an injury due to occupiers’ negligence, please contact Singer Kwinter’s personal injury lawyers and schedule a FREE INITIAL PHONE CONSULTATION. You pay no fees until your case is won or settled.

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