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When it comes to slips, trips and falls, the old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings true. Many people may believe that most falls are simply unfortunate and unavoidable accidents, but they are actually a very preventable form of personal injury.

Brockville’s public health agency is one among many organizations that promote fall prevention strategies to help minimize injuries among groups at higher risk of these incidents, yet people of any age or ability can and should make a point to be aware of their surroundings and on the lookout for potential hazards which may cause or contribute to a fall.

However, businesses, municipalities, other entities (hospitals, seniors’ homes and care facilities) also have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to prevent people from suffering from harm while on their premises (The Occupier’s Liability Act). If their negligent actions or inaction causes or contributes to a slip and fall injury, they may be liable for compensating the injured party.

Some example of potential negligence include:

  • poor monitoring and maintenance of slippery surfaces in stores; cleaning or waxing floors when there is high foot traffic
  • improper training of employees to keep areas free from hazards (loose carpets or mats, cables, cords)
  • failure to clear snow or ice from sidewalks or paths in a timely manner or failure to provide warnings of potentially hazardous areas
  • poor maintenance of municipal recreational facilities, parks or foot paths
  • inattentive monitoring of people within care facilities of high risk for falls or failure of staff to follow fall prevention protocols

A slip, trip or fall can lead to broken bones, soft tissue and nerve damage, spinal cord injuries or head trauma that can cause debilitating injury or even permanent disability.

Howie, Sacks and Henry’s experienced slip and fall lawyers can help you file a claim for compensation and damages in Brockville if you’ve been injured by another person’s negligence. Consistently listed as one of Canada’s top personal injury firms, our team has cultivated expertise in this area of law.

Whether you choose to arrange a meeting with an HSH slip and fall lawyer in your own home in Brockville or at a nearby consultation area, we have no hesitation in coming to you. Distance and travel barriers should never prevent you from being able to access high quality legal representation.

With our reputation for compassionate, client-centred service we’ll show you that you are always more than a file to us. As we listen to your story with great empathy, we’ll help you understand your legal rights and provide our trusted advice about your options. If you choose to work with us, the HSH team we’ll gladly assist in facilitating any appointments, evaluations or therapies you need for both your case and your rehabilitation.

No one can change the past, but with an HSH slip and fall lawyer on your side and by your side in Brockville, you can be confident that you’ll have a strong advocate working to access the financial resources you need for a secure future. Let us work together to give you hope that better days are ahead.

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