Slip and fall is one of the most common accidents that a person faces when they are in a departmental store. It could happen because of slippery floor, poorly placed floor mat, fallen heavy items, falling over carts, to name a few. Having a slip and fall in some of these stores is more hazardous than others, as they sell much more heavier items like construction tools.

A lot of these departmental stores are covered under business liability insurance. In case you have suffered a severe injury with a case of slip and fall at a departmental store, it is important that you seek legal help if needed. They will help you fight for your right and help you get the well deserved compensation.

Is there any law that covers your well-being at the store?

Ontario’s Occupiers Liability Act states that Home Depot/ Departmental Store Businesses must abide by a certain set of rules which provide a safe workplace environment. Section 3(1) states that  “An occupier of premises owes a duty to take such care as in all circumstances of the case is reasonable to see that persons entering on the premises and the property bought on the premises by those persons are reasonably safe while on the premises.”

There are a certain set of duties that need to be carried out regularly in order to create a safe environment. Routine cleaning of floors, regularly checking the floor of the store for some spill or merchandize and regularly carrying out maintenance check-up are just a few steps to be followed. The store should ensure that there is proper lighting and that the storage space is hazardous free. Whenever carrying out the activity of moping the floor, “slippery floor” sign should be put out to warn not only the customers but also the employees.

What to do when you suffer from a serious case of slip or fall at a departmental store?

If you have suffered a serious injury due to a case of slipping and falling at a home depot or departmental store, there is a legal recourse that is available to you if needed. Most big departmental stores or home depots are covered by the business liability insurance. There are experienced legal terms which are a part of these huge home depots which represent them in cases which have been filed against them for personal injury claim.