When you’re staying in a hotel, the most you usually have to worry about is making sure you have enough clean towels and that room service gets your order right. But whether you’re spending the night in a four-star hotel for business or enjoying a romantic weekend away at a luxury hotel with your partner, there’s the risk of being injured by an electric shock. Most of us don’t even stop to consider our personal safety when we’re staying in a hotel – why would you?
But it’s really not that different from being at home – there will be power sockets and electrical devices to hand which could leave you injured if they are faulty. You don’t have to let your injuries ruin your holiday or weekend away though, as you could claim hotel electric shock compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
From hair dryers to faulty sockets
It might be that you have been injured when plugging in one of your own electrical devices – such as your hair dryer – and that a faulty socket is to blame. Or maybe you’ve been injured by a faulty electrical device in your hotel room such as a hair dryer, trouser press or television. Electric shocks have the potential to cause serious injuries, depending on the voltage of the current. Domestic appliances could cause a low-voltage shock which could lead to burns, chest pains, shortness of breath or injuries sustained after the current throws you clear of the accident site.
So you could experience head injuries, broken bones or even crush injuries if something heavy falls on you. The hotel management is responsible for your safety whilst you’re staying there, which means if you receive an electric shock, they could be made to pay you hotel electric shock compensation.
How much compensation could you get?
It all depends on the severity of your injuries – if you have suffered life-changing injuries, such as a head injury, for example, you could find yourself compensated for future loss of earnings. But for an idea of how much you could claim, you can take the 30-second test on our website right now. Then give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim and get advice from our experienced team. Being injured in a hotel doesn’t have to mean your holiday is ruined – we can help you claim the personal injury compensation you’re entitled to, provided it’s been three years or less since your accident.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton