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Learn How to Assess Your Situation for Occupier’s Liability Claim

Occupier’s liability claims is seeking compensation for accidents which occur on a property or a land which is privately owned. These claims include a wide range of situations which include customers who slip in a market, children injured at a play-center or a pedestrian who is hit by debris. As accidents are inevitable, it is best to gather an insight into occupier’s liabilities claim which will help you in the long run. After an individual has sustained injuries in someone else’s property, it is obvious that he would like to know whether he can claim a compensation.

Responsibility of the Property Owner

A person or an entity who is in control of a land or premise is responsible for safety of the individuals who either visit the property or trespass on it. They are completely liable for the accidents which are caused by any dangerous condition in the premises. It is the duty of the property owners to ensure that all visitors are completely safe when they have been invited in the premises or have made a visit out of choice. It is recommended that you get in touch with an expert solicitor who will offer a free evaluation of the case and guide you on how to claim the compensation.

Assessing the Prospects of Claim

Under the Occupier’s Liability Act 1957, the occupier’s are required by law to ensure that under all circumstances the lawful visitors to the premises are completely safe when they are on the premises. If the owner breaches this responsibility and a lawful visitor is injured, it will result in a successful claim against him. Several factors are taken into consideration when the prospects of a claim are weighed. The factors include:

  • Whether the danger was obvious both to the property owner and the visitor
  • Was the visitor warned
  • The age of the injured person
  • Purpose behind the visit to the premises

For occupier’s liability claim in Toronto, it is best to get in touch with a fully qualified lawyer who will represent your case at the court and ensure that you get 100% compensation. A reputed solicitor firm will analyze your case and guide you through it.

Furthermore, as an occupier you can prevent the claims from being made against you by ensuring that the staff is safe. It is best to keep a record of the checks and make sure that visitors are not victims to potential hazards in your property.

To know more about occupiers liability claims and lawyers in Toronto, contact Victor Opara, Victor Nnamdi Opara at (416)840-5572.

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