There are numerous dangers of hotel balconies, all of them capable of causing a serious accident on holiday. The last thing you want is for memories of your trip away to be soured by a painful holiday injury. Therefore, it can be useful to know what to look out for when safety-checking your balcony.
What are the main hidden dangers of hotel balconies?
- Broken railing
Check the fencing around the balcony for signs of damage. Grab the rails in your hand and push and pull the to check they are sturdy. You don’t want to discover one has a hidden crack when it’s too late. Balcony fences are there for safety. If they are not fit for purpose, then a serious holiday accident is on the cards.
- Floor surface
When you arrive at your hotel, the sun might be shining and the winds calm. However, if it rains, your balcony floor can turn into a serious health hazard. Most balconies have patio floors. Add some slick surface water to this. Mix with the fact you are unlikely to be wearing your most well-gripped shoes on holiday. You have a recipe for disaster and potentially some serious injuries abroad.
- Getting locked out
Whilst this one doesn’t have the immediately obvious threat of the other two, it’s still one of the main dangers of hotel balconies.
Some hotels have sliding doors you can open from the outside. Others don’t. it’s essential to check which one your balcony has before you go outside. Being trapped on the balcony leaves you at the mercy of the elements. If it rains, you can easily catch a cold or another illness on holiday.
What can I do if I am injured in an accident on a hotel balcony?
Accidents on holiday can be extremely painful and their damage long-lasting. It can affect you on a physical, mental and emotional level. Given the potentially serious impact of being injured on holiday, it can be some comfort to know that help is at hand.
With over 16 years’ experience in personal injury compensation claims, you can rely on Accident Advice Helpline. All of our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis. Furthermore, they settle the vast majority of cases out of court.
So, give our expert advisors a call today for a no-obligation consultation. You can reach them on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.
Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice