If you are asking yourself, “Can I claim for an accident in a hotel?” read on. We at Accident Advice Helpline can not only answer your question, but also help you make a successful compensation claim, if necessary.
Unfortunately, no matter how careful we are, accidents still occur in hotels. These can be caused by contaminated food, faulty handrails, broken down elevators, loose carpets or flooring as well as wet or slippery floors. In fact, the most common accidents in hotels are due to food poisoning or slips, trips and falls.
Duty of care
All hotels have a duty to ensure that their staff and guests are safe at all times. They have a responsibility to make sure that their food, premises and grounds meet the highest safety standards. Additionally, hotels are required to have public liability insurance to deal with compensation claims brought against them by members of the public.
If you were involved in a hotel accident through no fault of your own, then the answer to your question, “Can I claim for an accident in a hotel?” might be yes.
In order for your claim to be successful, it needs to meet certain eligibility criteria. Firstly, the accident or illness should have happened within the last three years. Secondly, you should have sustained injuries because of the accident and received medical treatment for them. Lastly, the accident should have happened as a direct result of negligence on the part of the hotel.
What can I claim for in the compensation case?
At Accident Advice Helpline, our brilliant team of legal experts can assist you to claim compensation for the following:
- Your hotel accident and any injuries you sustained.
- Any medical expenses you incurred-including the cost of care for your injuries.
- Disruption of your business trip or holiday.
- Loss of earnings in case you took time off work to nurse your injuries.
We understand that the amount received as compensation cannot undo the damage your hotel accident caused. However, we hope that claiming compensation will bring a sense of justice to the whole situation.
How can I make a claim?
You can use the 30-second calculator found on our website to check your claim’s validity. Alternatively, you can take advantage of our free no-obligation consultation by calling our 24-hour helpline on 0800 180 4123 or dialling 0333 500 0993 on your mobile phone. One of our professional and friendly advisers will be more than happy to go through the particulars of your case with you.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we are serious about dealing with all compensation cases quickly and professionally. Our personal injury solicitors know the challenges involved in settling hotel accident claims, especially if the accident happened abroad. Such cases are usually complicated due to language barriers and different legal systems. Our skilled solicitors have plenty of experience in handling such claims so you can rest assured that your case is in safe hands. We will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: January 2, 2014
Author: David Brown