Taking a break or going on a well-earned holiday should be fun and relaxing so if accidents happen while you are away it can disrupt your trip and become stressful rather than fun. When you stay in a bed and breakfast you expect that the building and facilities will be well looked after and it should be a safe environment for the visitors who stay there.
Accidents can happen when you are on holiday in a B&B and there are a number of different risks that the owners need to consider; if they fail to do this then people could be injured as a result. Accidents may occur around faulty facilities, such as coffee machines, televisions and other electrical equipment. The fixtures and fittings in the building of the B&B can cause accidents if they are not looked after. For example loose flooring and unmanaged cables can cause a tripping hazard and low ceilings or high steps can cause accidents if they are not pointed out or signed to warn people of their presence.
If you are injured in a B&B and it was not your fault, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to see if you can claim compensation for your injuries. We have a team of injury and accident experts who can give free, no-obligation advice before you decide to go ahead with a claim.
Health and safety in a B&B
If owners of B&Bs do not consider the health and safety risks in their building and with their facilities they may cause B&B accidents. B&Bs should have regular checks to ensure that facilities such as gas, water and electrical items are all in working order as they can become dangerous if they are faulty. They also need to check other things such as the general state of the building to ensure that things like carpet and floorings are properly fitted and not likely to lead to trips and falls. Leaks that could cause slippery floors and lead to people slipping over also need to be addressed and the owners should be aware of how to manage failing facilities that become dangerous in order to protect their guests by turning them off and putting up warning signs.
Accident Advice Helpline believes that if you suffer injuries in a B&B due to a failure of health and safety management, you deserve to be compensated. Call 0800 689 0500 to see how we can help you.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas