Staying in a B&B on holiday is usually a pretty relaxing experience. Comfy beds, cosy rooms and the prospect of a cooked breakfast in the morning will get your holiday off to a great start. But a B&B is only as safe as its owners make it – and what if the owners don’t take the safety of their guests seriously.
Unfortunately, Accident Advice Helpline hears from hundreds of people a year who have been injured in slips, trips and falls at bed and breakfast accommodation across the UK. We help them to claim B&B trip compensation on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, drawing on our years of industry experience, and we could do the same for you too.
What injuries have you suffered?
Have you tripped on damaged steps leading up to your B&B accommodation and broken your ankle? Or maybe you’ve caught your heel in loose carpet in the B&B hallway and suffered a sprained ankle and bruises after a nasty fall? Whatever has happened, if the business owners have been negligent, a claim for B&B trip compensation could be on the cards. Injuries sustained in a trip at a B&B could include:
- Facial injuries such as a black eye or lacerations if you hit your face on furniture or the ground as you fall
- Cuts and bruises
- Sprained or strained ankles and wrists
- A broken wrist, from bracing yourself against a fall
- Neck injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Broken ankle, leg or hip
- Head injuries if you hit your head as you fall
Serious injuries such as broken bones or a head injury may mean spending time in hospital, ruining your holiday and forcing you to take time off work to recover. In the case of a serious head injury, behaviour and personality can be affected, which could mean you are unable to work at all or live independently in your own home. Your relatives might need to pay for medical treatment and care for you in the future, which all costs money.
Every little helps
A personal injury settlement could help you to pay for medical treatment or cover your household bills until you’re able to return to work. You shouldn’t suffer in silence if you have been injured after a fall at a B&B, and Accident Advice Helpline is here to make sure you’re compensated for your injuries as well as any loss of earnings. Call our freephone 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and get confidential, no-obligation advice at any time.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton