If you stay in bed and breakfast and suffer injuries on your visit it can be very frustrating. It is expected that bed and breakfasts will be of a safe standard and all hazards will have been thought about and managed before visitors are invited to stay there. Sometimes, however, this is not the case.
Bed and breakfast safety standards
There are government enforced rules around B&Bs that owners need to comply with but there are still people who avoid following the guidelines. This may be because they want to save money or time or they are not aware of the implications. Whatever the reason is, if they do not follow these guidelines they are putting their customers at risk and could face penalties, lawsuits or imprisonment. For people who suffer bed and breakfast injuries it can be frustrating to know that their accident could have been prevented if the guidelines were followed but compensation can be of some solace in this situation.
This is why Accident Advice Helpline fights to gain compensation for people who have been injured due to negligence and a lack of care for health and safety regulations. We have 15 years’ experience in the industry and may be able to help you get compensation too.
Hazards in a bed and breakfast
There are many things that could become a hazard and cause bed and breakfast injuries including electrical facilities, gas appliances, loose or deteriorating fixtures and fittings, dangerous layouts or unsigned trip hazards, food and ingestion hazards, and even fires or gas leaks. Planning and hazard management is vital in a hospitality business such as a bed and breakfast as the owners and management are responsible for ensuring their visitors will be safe in their building. One important thing to note is the importance of fire exits and having a plan for evacuation and hazard management if a fire does occur. Along with this it is vital to ensure that gas leaks and any faulty equipment are dealt with quickly so the risk of fire is reduced significantly.
If you have suffered bed and breakfast injuries after being in an accident you can contact Accident Advice Helpline for help and advice. We believe people who are injured as a result of other people’s negligence deserve compensation. We have a team of injury experts who you can talk to about your case and we offer free, no-obligation advice on our helpline. Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas