As a guest at a hotel you would expect to have a good night and a good stay. We all know hotels are ranked and ‘starred’ according to how good they are. However even if you are staying at a two- or three-star hotel, you have a right to know it is a safe venue that does not put you in any potential danger.
Despite this, there have been isolated instances where guests have ended up seeking hotel guest injury compensation. Successful claims could be made when people are hurt as a result of staying in the hotel.
Examples of how things might go wrong while staying in a hotel
Slips, trips and falls could happen anywhere in the hotel. If they are caused because of negligence on the part of the hotel owners, you could have a chance to claim compensation. Similarly your accommodation should be in good condition and pose no danger to you. Your bathroom should be safe to use with a bathmat provided so you do not slip over in the bath or shower.
You’d be right to expect a good night’s sleep too. While the hotel cannot guarantee how you will sleep, you shouldn’t be injured by a bedside spotlight becoming detached and falling on you in the night. Similarly you should be safe when using the furniture provided, because it should be in good condition and unable to cause you injury.
Supposing something like this has happened to you?
If you’ve been hurt while staying in a hotel it is always worth considering whether or not you have a chance to claim hotel guest injury compensation. While it is not always easy to work out whether this is the case, you can seek professional advice on this matter.
This is usually the best way to go, since a professional lawyer will look at the situation dispassionately as they are removed from it and experienced in such matters.
Call us here at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 if you think you may have an opportunity to claim. Make sure your injury occurred in the last three years before you call, and have as many facts to hand as you can. It could help speed up the likely outcome if you have a strong case. Our team is ready and waiting to help you wherever they can.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead