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  • Slip and Fall Injuries in School: Your Rights and Entitlements

    September 12, 2018

    It’s the duty of schools and school managements to ensure that children remain safe while they’re on the school premises. If your child has had a slip and fall accident and hurt themselves, get immediate medical attention, no matter how minor you think the injuries are. Once this has been done, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation.

    In many cases, the accident may have been caused by the school authorities’ fault or negligence. For example, causing dangerous situations to exist like wet, slippery floors, worn/frayed/loose carpeting, cracked tiles/flooring, damaged staircases, broken/missing handrails, cluttered hallways, potholes, uncleared snow and ice, badly-maintained equipment including desks and chairs, poor supervision etc. These injuries are different from sports injuries and can be directly linked to Ontario’s Occupier’s Liability Act. Serious consequences include concussion, traumatic brain injury, fractures and broken bones, dental and facial damage, internal organ damage/bleeding, loss of function, spinal cord/neck damage, amputation or even death. School bus and field trip accidents also come under this category.

    As children are minors and under the guardianship of their parents, parents have the right to file compensation claims on their behalf. They need financial help to deal with medical and rehabilitation expenses. The child may also require an income to support life in case of severe/permanent disability. Such claims are governed by strict filing and notification time limits, format in which claims have to be made etc. Our slip and fall injury lawyers can help you deal with the complex medical, legal and insurance issues involved.

  • Slip and Fall Injuries in School: Your Rights and Entitlements

    September 12, 2018

    It’s the duty of schools and school managements to ensure that children remain safe while they’re on the school premises. If your child has had a slip and fall accident and hurt themselves, get immediate medical attention, no matter how minor you think the injuries are. Once this has been done, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation.

    In many cases, the accident may have been caused by the school authorities’ fault or negligence. For example, causing dangerous situations to exist like wet, slippery floors, worn/frayed/loose carpeting, cracked tiles/flooring, damaged staircases, broken/missing handrails, cluttered hallways, potholes, uncleared snow and ice, badly-maintained equipment including desks and chairs, poor supervision etc. These injuries are different from sports injuries and can be directly linked to Ontario’s Occupier’s Liability Act. Serious consequences include concussion, traumatic brain injury, fractures and broken bones, dental and facial damage, internal organ damage/bleeding, loss of function, spinal cord/neck damage, amputation or even death. School bus and field trip accidents also come under this category.

    As children are minors and under the guardianship of their parents, parents have the right to file compensation claims on their behalf. They need financial help to deal with medical and rehabilitation expenses. The child may also require an income to support life in case of severe/permanent disability. Such claims are governed by strict filing and notification time limits, format in which claims have to be made etc. Our slip and fall injury lawyers can help you deal with the complex medical, legal and insurance issues involved.