Category: Occupiers Liability

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What Are the Elements of Occupiers’ Liability?

An occupiers’ liability claim is your principal legal recourse if you suffer injury on premises occupied by someone else. However, just because you are injured on someone else’s property does not mean you are automatically entitled to compensation. You will need to present evidence of negligence on the part of the occupier(s) to recover compensation […]

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Are Homeowners Liable for Trip and Falls?

A trip and fall lawyer can help you take legal action if you are injured on property owned and/or occupied by others through no fault of your own. However, it can be difficult to know what your legal rights are in the immediate aftermath of an injury. This is especially true when you trip and […]

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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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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 […]