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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for falling down hotel stairs


    People stay in hotels for all kinds of different reasons. For example they may stay in a hotel for business purposes. Alternatively they might opt for hotel accommodation if they are visiting friends or family and they want their own space to be able to relax and sleep once they have paid their visits. In other cases a hotel might provide a good stopover point on the way to a holiday destination if the overall trip is quite a long one.

    As you can imagine, it is rare that anything would ever go wrong when staying in a hotel. However, there could be potential hazards present that might cause problems if they are not attended to whenever they occur. For example falling down hotel stairs might potentially happen if the stairs are not regularly checked and maintained where necessary.

    How can stairs be potentially dangerous?

    Of course it is perfectly possible that anyone could fall down a flight of stairs at any point. We may not look where we are going; we might go down too fast or simply trip up because we are in too much of a hurry. However, in other isolated cases someone might end up falling down hotel stairs because the stair carpet is in poor condition. When this occurs it might potentially lead to one or more injuries for the unfortunate person who fell.

    Often we are not aware of what has caused us to fall until we look more closely. When we do this we may then see the carpet was poorly-maintained or perhaps not fitted tightly enough as it should have been. On the other hand someone may have left something on the stairs that constitutes a hazard, and in this case you may trip over that and fall.

    Could you be badly injured in such a fall?

    It’s possible, yes. There are occasions when issues happen that lead to nasty falls. Even though carpeted stairs can be more forgiving than concrete steps, they may still result in broken bones if you are injured quite badly in the fall. Falling awkwardly is all it takes for something like this to happen.

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    If you have been hurt in this way in the last three years, make sure you give Accident Advice Helpline a call now. You can make a no win, no fee* claim with our assistance if you have good evidence of what happened. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to discover whether this is true for you.

    Date Published: June 18, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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