People slip and fall everyday . Depending on where you fall and the extent of your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation. Compensation for general damages from slip and fall accidents in Ontario can vary and accident victims can be compensated for injuries by receiving compensation for pain and suffering, loss of income, home maintenance and housekeeping and various other health care expenses not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan.
In Ontario, the law states that it is the responsibility of the store, business, or private property owner to ensure the safety of anyone who enters their property.
When determining who is responsible, accident victims are sometimes determined to be have contributed to the accident. Contributory negligence means that you contributed to your injury by not properly looking out for your own safety such as not wearing the proper footwear, or perhaps not paying attention, among many other scenarios. If you are deemed to be partially responsible you may still entitled to receive compensation; however, the amount of compensation may be reduced in accordance with the degree to which you contributed to the accident.
One day we received a call from a 65 year old single woman. “MJ” was walking one evening to her car that was parked in a private drive way when suddenly she slipped on ice fracturing her ankle. To be clear, MJ had been invited to this property and was not trespassing.
Injuries Resulting From Accident:
MJ’s slip and fall accident resulted in some very serious injuries. Unfortunately she required a surgical procedure on her ankle. Her injuries also required rehabilitation. Thankfully, her surgery went well and her rehab therapy was very successful. Following her rehab she was able to get back to her regular activities but her range of motion was limited and pain still persisted. Our Ottawa injury lawyers knew that we needed to get MJ maximum compensation for her slip and fall accident.
Compensation for Injury:
Thankfully MJ’s injuries from her slip and fall accident healed. Our Ottawa injury lawyers wanted to ensure that should she suffer in the future, she would need some compensation for future rehabilitation needs, should she ever need it. Our Ottawa injury lawyers were able to negotiate a settlement at a private settlement conference in the amount of $41,000.00 for future potential medical needs.
*Please note: Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.