As an occupier, you have an obligation to maintain your property at a reasonable standard of care so as to not be held liable in case of an accident involving a patron.
An “occupier” may be broadly defined as someone in possession of premises, responsible for premises, in control of premises, responsible for activities on the premises, in control of activities on the premises, responsible for people allowed on the premises, or in control of people allowed on the premises.
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Incident reports are one of the most important forms of documentation for a corporation to employ in their day to day operations for a multitude of reasons. Whether reporting an instance of employee injury, property damage, improper conduct, or other reasons, it is increasingly important for a corporation to keep an incident report template on hand in case it is ever needed.
While conducting business, there are countless legal issues that a company may run into. Some, such as negligence in product liability and occupier’s liability, are obvious and most companies already have mitigation measures in place. Others are not considered as frequently and can even happen accidentally.
While unintentional, these mistakes can have consequences that are just as severe. Here are several legal risks that all companies should incorporate into their risk management plan.