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Slips, trips and falls are injuries that are unexpected, devastating, and often may lead to a life of chronic pain. Tierney Stauffer LLP defends the notion that commercial operators and residential property owners have a legal duty to keep their property reasonably safe. They are also responsible for ensuring any foreseeable dangers for individuals who access their premises are addressed appropriately. This may include wiping up a spill, removing debris from the floor or yard, shovelling snow and clearing pathways of ice, or fixing a broken handrail or shelf.

Businesses Should Already be Proactive

Have you heard of WHMIS? It stands for the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, a comprehensive plan set up in businesses to instruct safe practices with various materials and tasks. This can include slippery cleaning chemicals, soaps, combustible materials and heavy products as well as duties that require extra care to protect employees and visitors. Combined with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and worker education, following proper WHMIS protocol is essential in protecting against slips, trips and falls. For instance, restaurant employees should be fully trained and aware of their WHMIS and MSDS protocols to avoid injuring themselves, other team members or customers.

All in all, commercial environments need to be much more proactive about protecting individuals accessing properties for any length of time, regardless of who they are, because these are areas where more hazardous materials and injury risks are prevalent. Working with various chemicals, heavy materials, unique storage and layouts is the perfect cocktail for harm to a passerby if the business is behaving negligently.

Risks on Residential Properties

All year round, there are plenty of slip, trip and fall risks on residential properties. For instance, in the winter, you need to contend with snow and ice buildup, and often there is so much accumulation that homeowners struggle to find a place to put it all. Also, summer renovations and home maintenance introduce ladders, saws, worktables, nails hidden in the grass after a deck installation, and all sorts of other safety risks. Homeowners need to be accountable for the conditions of their property, regardless of whether a complete stranger or grandchild is coming to visit.

How We Can Help

At Tierney Stauffer LLP, our expert legal team believes in fighting for your rights. Slips, trips, and falls often mean a long and expensive road to recovery, and we aim to help those wronged by negligence obtain appropriate compensation. If you’ve suffered in this way and want to hold a commercial or residential property owner accountable, contact us today.

We look forward to helping you.

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Every lawyer on the Tierney Stauffer LLP team has years of experience. We pride ourselves on efficient, dedicated service tailored to your needs. Our entire legal family is here to help with your case, so don't hesitate to reach out to us today for expert guidance.

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