A five-star hotel should be the epitome of luxury and relaxation and it should logically follow that the stellar standards strived toward would mean that we should have a reduced risk of an accident. Is that the case though?
What kind of accidents can occur in a hotel?
The unfortunate thing is that accidents can happen at any time and any place. It’s impossible to exhaustively list all the potential sources of an accident in a hotel but some of the more common claims include:
- Slips, trips and falls – A slip or trip can occur almost anywhere and a hotel is no exception. Slipping or tripping might occur as the result of an improperly maintained swimming pool surface or area, broken furniture or spilled cleaning fluids.
- Food poisoning – Although a hotel should be an oasis, and cuisine is high on our list of priorities when choosing accommodation, food poisoning can still happen.
- Assaults – Unusual although still possible, assaults do occur at hotels, particularly when guests at a party or function have consumed too much alcohol and become violent.
Are these risks reduced in a five-star hotel?
Overall, the risk of the an accident through oversight such as a slipping, tripping or falling as the result of broken furniture or a swimming pool surface is greatly reduced. Five-star hotels pride themselves in maintaining a premier reputation and go to great lengths to ensure that guests are comfortable and safe.
Accident in a hotel? Accident Advice Helpline to the rescue!
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that accidents still occur in five-star hotels. We have over 14 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation, including accidents on holiday. We’ve dealt with more than our fair share of claims for compensation against hotels.
If you’ve had an accident in a hotel within the last 3 years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. Our lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by friendly, professional advisers. We can even help you to claim compensation if the accident happened outside the UK.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice