Similar to other slip and fall claims, if you were to slip and injure yourself while on ice or snow, you may be eligible to claim for compensation. These types of incidents usually occur on sidewalks or parking lots outside of businesses.
In most areas, and in most cases, property owners are responsible for maintaining their property and ensuring it is safe by promptly removing snow or ice from the premises. If the property owner fails to do this – and you are exercising reasonable care while walking in that area – then you may be able to file a claim against them were you to slip on the ice and be injured because of it.
How Much You Can Claim
If you were to slip and fall from ice or snow and the property owner or contractor who was hired to maintain the property were to be found at fault, you could collect on the claim. The amount that you could sue for, or collect on the claim, would depend on a few different factors.
- Medical Bills – In most cases, were you to win the suit, you could at least claim the cost of the medical bills that you incurred due to the injury.
- Lost Wages – In addition to covering the cost of medical treatment, you may also be able to include the amount of lost wages in the claim if you were to miss work or had to work less due to the injury.
- Pain & Suffering – In some cases you may also be able to collect for pain and suffering. If, for instance, the injury prevented you from taking part in your other usual activities like exercising, maintaining your home, or even leisure activities, you may be able to receive additional compensation.
When dealing with an injury that occurred while walking on ice or snow, it is often filed in a similar manner to a standard slip and fall claim. That being said, in many cases a slip and fall on ice can often do significantly more damage and could result in a more complex claim.
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