Many hotels are set in pleasant grounds that are open for the use and enjoyment of their patrons. In some cases the larger hotels may have activities and facilities in those grounds that can be used by people staying there. On the other hand it may simply be a case of providing a nice green area filled with mature planting to provide nice views and also somewhere to walk to burn off the evening meal.
Accidents in hotel grounds are highly unlikely to happen, but there are instances where people have been injured in circumstances like these. For example they may trip over a potential hazard that should not have been in the way. Paving stones on a path could be uneven or wobbly, or have a raised edge that constitutes a tripping hazard.
Are most accidents in hotel grounds minor?
Yes they are, but of course as with any accident in life there is the potential that it could be more serious than you might imagine. For instance someone could trip or fall over because a hazard was present and this might lead to a potential head injury if they could not break their fall. While things like this are rare they are not without precedent and the people who suffer such injuries will know how severe they can potentially be.
Fortunately it is easy to work out whether someone else was to blame if you have had a similar accident happen to you within the last three years. By consulting a professional company experienced in such matters, such as Accident Advice Helpline, you can get the answers you need.
Health and safety
We are all aware of the importance of health and safety laws. In the case of hotels the laws apply just as much as they do in other situations. The grounds should be safe to use just as the interior areas of the hotel should be. This is why so few accidents of this nature happen, because the majority of hotels do everything they can to keep all parts of their premises safe to use.
If something does go wrong you can always call Accident Advice Helpline for no-obligation advice. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and you have an opportunity to see if you have evidence to make a no win, no fee* claim. Seek assistance from us today.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen