Preventable injuries cost Canada a shocking $29.4 billion every year.
Unfortunately, the increase in winter-related accidents due to heavy snowfall, ice, and cold temperatures is indisputable. Cold and icy winter weather is the most common cause of slip-and-fall accidents, resulting in 18% of all fall related injuries per year in Canada occurring on ice or snow.
However, in a case where the slip and fall results from negligence, you, as the injured party, can commence a legal claim and be entitled to compensation. Owners must do their part in minimizing the risks of slippery surfaces or floors.
If you have come down hard on the ice and suffered an injury, this blog elaborates more on what you need to know about slip-and-fall accidents in Calgary. Read on to learn more.