Accident in a hotel advice is something that we all hope we will not need to ask for. Holidays are something that we all look forward to and if it has been planned for a long time prior, it can be devastating when something goes wrong. If the accident occurs abroad there can also be worries about medical expenses and language problems, all of which can make the experience that much more traumatic.
Regardless of where a hotel is located in the world, all hotels have a responsibility to their guests to ensure that their health and safety is protected. Despite this, every year individuals holidaying abroad or in the UK will suffer an injury as a result of an accident in a hotel. These can range from slips, trips and falls to more serious accidents such as electrocution due to faulty electrical equipment or wiring.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in a hotel you may be entitled to claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can provide accident in a hotel advice which may make all the difference to the outcome of your claim. We understand that having an accident when you are holiday can be an upsetting experience, but if you do have an accident you should try to keep a record of what happened. In order to assess your claim our advisors will need to know the injuries that you suffered, and any additional costs that you incurred as a result of the accident. This, for example, could be medical costs or missed flights. You may also be able to claim for losses that you have incurred at home, such as cost of medical treatment or loss of earnings.
It may be possible to make your claim against your travel operator in the UK under the Package Travel Regulations, if it occurred abroad. Our advisers will be able to offer you advice on whether this is the best option for you. Often this will be the case as foreign courts often have lower levels of compensation than UK courts.
For example, a man who went bowling with his family in a hotel in Turkey and slipped and injured himself due to an oily substance on the surface of the bowling lane was able to make his claim against his travel operator in the UK rather than making the claim against the hotel in Turkey. Despite liability being denied by his travel operator the man was eventually awarded £18,000 in compensation for his injuries. Of course each claim is different, and this should not be taken as an indication of the amount you might receive for your claim; however, it does illustrate how having a legal firm that is experienced in taking such claims can help to ensure a positive outcome for you.
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident in a hotel, whether it occurred in the UK or abroad, speak to our advisers at Accident Advice Helpline and they will be able to assess whether you have a case or not, and how much compensation you are likely to receive.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: January 2, 2014
Author: David Brown