Slip and fall, or trip and fall cases, occur as a result of a person falling and injuring himself/herself as a result of property not being kept in a reasonably safe condition. In Manitoba, under The Occupiers’ Liability Act, owners, or “occupiers” that have control of a property have a responsibility to ensure that property is properly maintained. Owners/occupiers owe a duty to people on the property to take care to ensure that the person will be reasonably safe while on the property.
If the injury occurs on city, municipal, or government-owned property, special time limits apply in which notice of the incident must be given. If you are injured in a fall, contact a Winnipeg lawyer as soon as possible after the incident to ensure your rights are preserved.
Check out Pollock & Company’s slip and fall checklist for more information and tips on what steps an injured person should take following an incident.