When you’re on holiday, the sun is shining, the wine is flowing – you’re relaxing and having a good time. The last thing on anybody’s mind is being injured on holiday. When you’ve saved all year for your two weeks in the sun, you want to make the most of your break abroad. But if you’re injured due to somebody else’s negligence on holiday (and you’re on a package holiday booked with a UK tour operator), you could make a claim for dangerous balcony compensation.
A collapsing or damaged balcony could lead to serious injuries that could ruin your holiday or even leave you permanently disabled, and Accident Advice Helpline could help you get the compensation you deserve. We’ve helped hundreds of people claim dangerous balcony compensation since 2000 and our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so you can afford to claim even if you’ve blown the budget on your holiday.
Injuries caused by a dangerous balcony
Whether you’ve been injured on a dangerous balcony in the UK or whilst abroad on a package holiday, you could suffer cuts and bruises, broken bones or even more serious injuries if you fall from height. Your balcony could collapse, causing spinal or head injuries or even crush injuries if part of it falls on you. It might be that a faulty railing on your balcony has given way, leading to a fall from height that has left you spending time in hospital with a head injury or broken leg. You could even suffer minor injuries such as cuts from damaged balcony furniture or a railing.
However you’ve been injured, remember that the owner of your hotel is responsible for ensuring that their premises are safe for guests. If they have failed to keep you safe, you could claim dangerous balcony compensation – from the hotel, if you are holidaying in the UK, or from your tour operator if you’ve booked a package holiday abroad.
Recovering from your injuries
You can make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident but the most important thing is to focus on recovering from your injuries. You might need to spend time in hospital, have surgery or take some time off work to recover – Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation for any loss of earnings. Once you’re feeling better, give our freephone helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and get advice from our expert team of advisors.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton