Hotels usually offer a range of facilities to their clients. These could range from an on-site restaurant to a gym and right through to tennis courts or even golf courses in some larger locations. The one thing you would expect (and you would very likely get) in every case is a great quality service that is free from any problems.
Accidents at hotel sport facilities are rare but if the premises are not maintained or kept in the right condition there could be the potential for hazards to arise. If this were the case someone might be injured as a result of something that happens to them. For example they might be hurt if someone did not maintain those facilities in the proper manner.
Examples of accidents that could potentially happen
Indoor tennis or squash courts should always be in good condition and generally they will be. However, if you slip or fall over due to the court being highly polished when it should not have been, you may have cause to make a compensation claim. In other cases people may be injured if there are potential hazards around the facilities. Accidents at hotel sport facilities might potentially involve slippery or wet surfaces, or perhaps sports equipment that is not fit to be used. All equipment should be checked and maintained on a regular basis so it does not pose any danger.
Falls, trips and slips can occur anywhere but if they occur in these situations because there was a hazard present that should not have been there, it could potentially be negligent on the part of the owner or manager of the site.
Staying safe when using these facilities
The one thing you don’t really have to worry about is the likelihood of anything like this happening to you. The odds are really long that you would be affected by something like this, but it doesn’t mean it is absolutely impossible. Indeed, you may be involved in a situation where you might be injured because someone else had not maintained the courts or gym as they should have done.
Whatever happens, if you do sustain an injury you should call the team here at Accident Advice Helpline as quickly as you can. Our number is open around the clock, 24/7, on 0800 689 0500. Make sure you seek our advice very soon.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen