Slip and Fall in the Workplace Remains a Problem in Ontario

Slip and fall accidents in the workplace are common and can be quite dangerous. The number of insurance claims and the amounts paid to those injured in slip and fall accidents on business premises across Canada continue to be on the rise.

In Ontario, workplace accidents generally fall under the jurisdiction of the Worker Safety and Insurance Board. Federally regulated employers, for example, may be individually responsible for the full cost of the accident claims filed by their workers.

If you have been injured in the workplace, you may be entitled to receive accident benefits from your employer or insurance company.

The impact of a slip and fall in the workplace can be devastating and can cause severe and long-term injuries. If you have suffered from a slip and fall accident on the job it is important to consult a personal injury lawyer to understand your legal rights and to reach a slip and fall settlement.
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Slip and Fall in the Workplace

Whether you wear a suit or a hardhat, work accidents are all too common. If you have suffered a slip and fall in the workplace, you may be entitled to benefits from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). If you are not covered by WSIB, you may make a claim against your employer or the person who caused your injury.

Slip and Fall Settlements

Through a slip and fall claim, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, past and future income loss, medical and rehabilitation expenses and other forms of reimbursement.
A personal injury lawyer will assist with your slip and fall accident in the following ways:
  • Gather evidence to support your case including internal documents or internal reports about your fall from your workplace, visit the scene where you fell and/or interview witnesses.
  • Let the insurance company know they understand you are entitled to compensation and that if you are not fairly compensated, a slip and fall lawsuit will follow.
  • Gather medical evidence for the treatment of your injury.
  • Investigate slip and fall case law involving claims similar to yours to assess the full value of your case.
You have a limited window to bring legal action against those responsible for your accident and you will want a lawyer on your side. There is extensive paperwork involved and having the proper documentation submitted correctly and on-time is crucial.

Lawyers that Protect your Interests

You need information you can trust from a lawyer with hands-on experience. If you or a loved one has experienced a slip and fall in the workplace resulting in injury, Sokoloff Lawyers will work tirelessly to make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.