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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injuries caused by sun loungers, who is liable?


    Going away on holiday is always fun and going to a hotel and just lying next the pool, soaking up the sun is a perfect way to get away from your job in the cloudy UK. Taking your time off in a sunny country is fantastic but can only be made so if the hotel or resort you’re staying at has taken all the necessary measures to ensure your safety. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and injuries are often the result of negligence in hotels and resorts.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we are aware that after an accident you’re likely asking yourself a million questions and often blaming yourself in some way for what has happened. This is wrong as it’s not your responsibility to make sure the amenities at a hotel are in working order.

    What injuries can I suffer from a sun lounger collapsing?

    • Finger injuries. Due to the fact that the tool to adjust the angle at which you lie on a sun lounger is at the back, pool-goers need to reach behind them and if the bed collapses, there is the likelihood of broken fingers and severe cuts.
    • Broken coccyx. If a sun lounger completely gives way underneath you while you’re sitting near the pool on your holiday, there’s a chance you could land heavily on your coccyx and break it, which is a very painful injury.
    • There is no doubt that if a sun lounger breaks in any way, the occupant will be bruised.

    What makes me eligible to claim compensation?

    If your injuries caused by sun loungers took place in the last three years and were the fault of someone else, you are likely due compensation. Of course, it is very important that after an injury you visit a doctor or hospital. This is to receive medical attention for your injuries and to provide proof in order to claim. This can be done abroad or once you return home, depending on the severity .

    Claiming for injuries caused by sun loungers

    If you have suffered an injury on a sun lounger, in any setting where you weren’t to blame, call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to discuss starting a claim for compensation. We have over 16 years of experience as personal injury claims specialists so we can assure you that you are in safe hands.

    Date Published: February 22, 2017

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    Author: Accident Advice

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