Slip, trip and fall accidents are not only embarrassing, they can result in serious injury too. But the last thing you expect when holidaying at a B&B is to be injured in an accident. Comfy beds and a home-cooked breakfast are more likely to be on your mind when you check into your B&B, but keep your wits about you, or you could be injured in a slip or trip accident.
We’re not saying this will definitely happen – but over the years Accident Advice Helpline has handled hundreds of claims for B&B slip compensation after accidents at a B&B, and if you have been the victim of someone else’s negligence, we could help you to make a 100% no win, no fee* claim.
Wet floor accidents
Wet floors are the number one cause of slipping accidents. It could be that the B&B staff have mopped the floors and not displayed a ‘wet floor’ warning sign, or perhaps the wrong type of floor cleaner has been used on laminate flooring, making surfaces slippery. Spillages in the dining room are another common cause of slip accidents. If another guest spills their tea or coffee or a waitress spills food on the floor and it is not cleaned up promptly, you could slip and injure yourself.
Slips and trips could even occur outside the B&B itself. For example, if the car park is icy during the winter months, you could slip and fall, hitting your head on the ground and sustaining head injuries or even breaking your leg or hip. Icy steps leading up to the B&B could cause you to slip and loose your footing, although you may be lucky enough to escape with cuts, bruises and a sprained ankle.
Who’s to blame?
Anybody who owns a business has a legal duty to ensure that their premises are safe for visitors, under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. If the B&B owners have not taken steps to keep you safe during your stay and you’ve been injured, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim B&B slip compensation for your loss of earnings as well as your injuries. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about the claims process and see if you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton