Common cases of slip and fall accidents are:
- Uneven walkway surfaces. Generally uneven protrusions in a walkway if greater than 3/4's of an inch will entitle a person to claim for compensation.
- Ice and snow build up on walkway. In Ontario, there is an obligation to keep walkways free of ice and snow build ups or to treat these surfaces with salt and sand. Generally, it is expected that both residential and commercial owners or tenants, within a reasonable period of time (6 to 12 hours), will remove the snow and ice or treat such with salt and sand. The obligation is higher for commercial areas during normal business hours.
- Faulty or Improper Construction.
- Hazards. Man made or naturally occurring hazards must be corrected or properly barricaded. Hazzards would include but not be limited to trenches, holes, construction areas, scaffolding and fallen trees.
- Potholes. A problem in Ontario is the occurrence of potholes in parking lots and walkways. These need to be repaired or barricaded when they are no longer safe for travel by pedestrians, carts, or vehicles.
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