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What Legal Duties Do Occupiers Have in British Columbia?

Have you been injured on premises belonging to someone else? You may be entitled to compensation through an occupiers’ liability claim. The definition of an “occupier” can be found in Section 1 of British Columbia’s Occupiers Liability Act. An occupier “means a person who (a) is in physical possession of premises; or (b) has responsibility […]

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Common Trip, Slip, and Fall Accidents That Occur During the Summer

Trip, slip, and fall accidents account for a significant number of the accidental injuries and emergency room visits that occur every year throughout Canada. These injuries can be serious and result in hospitalization and missed time from work. They can occur during any type of activity, from home chores to vacations, from shopping trips to […]

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Can I Claim Compensation for a Trip and Fall?

The Occupiers Liability Act is the legislation in British Columbia that establishes the duties of property owners and occupiers as they apply to ensuring the safety of people on their premises. Another applicable British Columbia statute, the Negligence Act, specifies how damages are awarded to people who suffer injury due to dangerous conditions, activities, and/or […]

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Causation: Basic Principles in Medical Negligence

Medical negligence cases present a myriad of inherent complexities and challenges for the plaintiff. One of the essential elements a plaintiff must establish is causation. Causation is the direct relationship between the defendant’s negligence and the injury to the plaintiff. The question that must be answered is: Did the defendant’s breach of the standard of […]

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What Should I Do If I Have Been Hurt on Someone Else’s Property?

You have rights if you suffered an injury owned and/or occupied by someone else. In British Columbia, personal injury claims on dangerous premises are governed by the Occupiers Liability Act. Occupiers’ liability claims are complicated and can be difficult to handle on your own. Generally, it is in your best interest to consult a knowledgeable […]