Sometimes it seems like we are always hearing about falls from balconies on holidays abroad, but it can happen here in the UK too. If you’re staying in a hotel and you or a member of your family has fallen from a balcony and suffered injuries, how about making a claim for balcony fall compensation? It’s not just hotel balconies either – this applies to any balcony, from al fresco restaurant balconies to balconies outside bars. However you have been injured, you could be eligible to claim balcony fall compensation if somebody else is at fault for your accident – such as the hotel or restaurant owner, for example.
How could a balcony fall occur?
It might be that your child has taken a tumble from a balcony at their childminder’s flat or at a hotel, where the railings were not low enough to protect young children from falling. Or perhaps you yourself have fallen from a balcony after leaning on a damaged or faulty guard rail that broke under your weight. There have even been cases where hotel balconies have collapsed, sending those on them tumbling to the ground. This last type of accident could potentially lead to more serious injuries, as you could be crushed underneath falling masonry and debris, sustaining life-threatening injuries.
A fall from height always has the potential to cause serious injury, even death, and you could suffer from broken bones, cuts and bruises, head injuries, facial injuries or even spinal injuries which could leave you permanently physically disabled. If you believe somebody else is at fault for your accident – for example if a broken guard rail caused your accident and it should have been fixed by the hotel management – Accident Advice Helpline can help you make a 100% no win, no fee claim for balcony fall compensation.
What happens next?
The first priority after your accident is to seek medical attention, and if possible get contact details for any witnesses to your accident. When you’re feeling better, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to see if you have a viable personal injury claim and we’ll work on your behalf to gather evidence including medical reports relating to your injuries. You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential advice at any time and there is never any obligation to proceed with a claim, so why not get in touch with us today?
Date Published: October 26, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton