WHAT IF I FALL AND INJURE MYSELF?
There are many circumstances under which you may be entitled to compensation, if you are hurt in a fall. Some of the conditions under which you could make a claim for damages are:
• Icy sidewalk or driveway
• Damaged steps or walkway
• Obstructed walkway
• Slippery floors
To claim compensation, it must be shown that someone is "responsible" for your injury. Common claims involve someone neglecting to repair a faulty walkway or failing to properly sand or salt their driveway.
The legislation governing this type of claim is complex and there are many strict timeframes that must be met. Failure to do so may prove fatal to your claim. lf you have been hurt in circumstances similar to these, you should seek legal advice without delay. We would be pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding your right to claim compensation.
The above information is of a general nature and is not intended to provide legal opinions. Readers should seek professional legal advice on the particular issues which concern them. We would be pleased to elaborate on any information contained above and how it may apply to your specific circumstances.