Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure, nothing can hinder your travels quite like a holiday accident or illness. With slips, trips and falls standing as a leading cause of compensation claims, be aware of the hazards and prevent the avoidable while away.
Slips, trips and falls in hotel lobbies
Hotel lobbies are the ideal environment for slips, trips and falls. Typically, tiled, polished surfaces and an area where people congregate and sip drinks, the flooring can easily become wet due to traffic, adding to the existing hazards the floor presents to the public.
Who is to blame for my travel accident?
If you have suffered harm due to a slip, trip and fall in a hotel lobby that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. To place the blame with the hotel company, you must be able to prove that the incident was due to an oversight or fault on their part. This could be unsigned wet flooring or a lack of sufficient door mats on a wet day.
Can I claim for an accident that happened abroad?
Compensation claims for accidents that occurred abroad can be complex. This is due to a number of variables including time differences, language barriers and differences in legalities.
That being said, if your holiday was booked with a UK travel company, UK law will cover all elements arranged by the agency. This can include travel incidents that occur on transport, air travel, excursions and at your accommodation.
A key factor to compensation eligibility is that the accident that caused your injury must have taken place in the last three years.
Accident Advice Helpline
Rather than battling the complexities of a travel accident compensation claim yourself, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline can take the pressure out of the legal process. With over 15 years’ experience, Accident Advice Helpline will assess the fundamentals of your case and advise you of whether your claim is likely to be successful if pursued.
Should you decide to proceed with your claim for compensation, Accident Advice Helpline will assign your case to a member of their legal team, who specialise in managing personal injury claims, just like yours. Rest assured and recuperate from your accident safe in the knowledge that Accident Advice Helpline offers a no win no fee* service, meaning you don’t pay a penny unless your claim is successful.
Date Published: February 19, 2014
Author: David Brown