Category: Slip and Falls

ONCA Leaves Door Open for Jail for Negligent Employers

A tragic case of an employee who died in 2013 after falling from an elevated order picker (like a forklift, but controlled while walking) has led to the Ontario Court of Appeal stating that moral blameworthiness may lead to more severe sentences for employers who act negligently in offences under the provinces Occupational Health and […]

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Winter Slip and Fall Claims Against Municipalities

Last week, we discussed occupiers’ liability for winter slip and fall accidents. In many circumstances, a slip and fall will happen on municipal property, such as public sidewalks. Although still considered an occupier, it can also be more challenging to succeed in a winter slip and fall claims against municipalities. Municipal liability for winter slip […]

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Occupiers’ Liability for Slip and Fall Accidents

Winter weather increases the risk of slip and fall accidents, especially if sidewalks or driveways are not kept clear of snow and ice. Last summer, we discussed occupiers’ liability in the context of accidents at the cottage, and who might be legally responsible if anyone was injured due to unsafe conditions. If someone suffers a […]

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