Trip and Fall Prevention

A trip and fall can result in serious injuries, particularly amongst the elderly where these accidents often result in fractures. Injuries suffered by the elderly can be slow to heal, and often, recovery is not complete. This leaves the person more vulnerable than they were prior to the fall. Such vulnerability can be emotionally devastating to the victim and can impact not only the injured party, but also their immediate family and other members of the community.

There are legal obligations that flow to the management of the organization. In Ontario, for example, under the “Occupier’s Liability Act”, the onus is placed on the property owner to ensure safe conditions for visitors to the property. Similar legislation exists in many other Canadian provinces. If someone is injured in a trip and fall, you must be prepared to…

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