There are guest houses dotted all over the country, and that’s very convenient if you are going somewhere and you need to stay somewhere overnight. Guest houses usually offer a highly-personal service, especially when they are not part of a chain. You might eventually find one or two you really like and will stay there all the time as a result.
You never know quite which services you will get when you stay at a guest house. Some will offer bed and breakfast or all-inclusive packages that include dinner as well. Some will have other services such as swimming pools, gyms and large grounds to wander in. They must all offer a good service that is perfectly safe to use however, otherwise the odds of having an accident might be higher than you would assume.
How often is guest house accident compensation paid out?
Cases like this are quite rare, especially when you consider the number of guest houses across the country and the number of people staying in them each night. When they are properly run according to health and safety standards there should be no problems at all.
However, when someone is injured as a result of an accident that happens in a guest house, that individual should consider whether they might be entitled to receive some compensation for what happened. For this to be a possibility, they must be able to prove someone else was negligent.
Negligence and guest house accident compensation claims
Negligence can occur in all kinds of ways. For example you might receive a burn or a shock from using electrical equipment in the guest house that is faulty in some way. You might slip over by using a bath or shower unit that is wet when there is no safety mat available to use at the time.
As you can see, whatever happens in your case, if you’ve suffered an accident at a guest house and you believe the owner was at fault for letting it happen, it is worth thinking about the idea of being compensated for it. Accident Advice Helpline has already helped many others over a period of 15 years, and we may be well placed to help you too. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and see if this might be the case. We have experts on hand to advise you as well.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead