The last thing you would expect to suffer while staying in a hotel is a fall. Falls can lead to some serious injuries, especially if they occur from a height. It would be rare to suffer this type of fall in a hotel, unless it had a balcony that was not properly maintained or safe to use. Windows may only open to a degree and this may not be enough to permit a person to fall out.
However a fall could occur in another way. For example you might be hurt falling over in a corridor if there was a water leak there that made it slippery and potentially dangerous to use. There might also be a possibility you could fall over in the hotel restaurant, especially if there was grease or some other substance on the floor that hadn’t been cleaned up.
Would this entitle you to claim hotel fall compensation?
The most important thing to remember when considering a potential claim is to think about whether you can prove the hotel owners were negligent. The owners will have a duty to take care of everyone on the premises in terms of making sure they don’t pose any potential risk to anyone staying there.
The property – both inside and out – should be kept in safe condition and maintained on a regular basis. If this is not done, and you experience a fall that could obviously have been prevented and was caused through negligence, you have a strong case that should be answered. Don’t hesitate to find out more if this is the case.
What to do next
If you’ve suffered any kind of fall in a hotel that led to an injury, and that occurred in the last three years, you might be in a good position to make a claim for hotel fall compensation. However it is important to get your facts straight, and to do this you should consult a professional injury compensation lawyer.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can make sure you’re able to speak with one of our experienced lawyers. Just call us today on 0800 689 0500. Our expert advisors are here to start things off and to assess whether you have the chance to consider making a no win, no fee* claim to get compensation for your injuries. Just one call – that’s all it will take.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead