Most of us take holidays occasionally and many of us will enjoy an injury free break from our everyday lives. Sometimes, however, accidents happen such as holiday falls and this can spoil a holiday for you and your family. A serious fall can create severe injuries and leave you with scars or injuries that you may carry with you for the rest of your life.
Causes of holiday falls
There could be a number of things that can lead to someone experiencing a fall, but what is worrying are the causes that should have been prevented by the owners or management company in charge of the resort. Slippery floors can easily cause a fall and hotels and resorts should ensure that the floors are cleaned responsibly and efforts are made to prevent them from becoming dangerous. Pool areas may have tiled flooring or pavements in the surrounding area and it is important that these are safe and cracked tiles that become loose are dealt with.
A child could experience holiday falls when in the pool area if the floors are not maintained as excited children probably will not notice loose tiles when they are having fun. Other areas such as steps and walkways should be safe and the rooms and facilities all need to be well maintained and looked after so they are safe for people to stay in.
Health and safety standards
Holiday resorts need to maintain high health and safety standards so that holidaymakers do not get injured because of their negligence. They should check their facilities regularly to ensure they meet regulation standards and will not be likely to cause injuries or holiday falls. If you are injured on a UK holiday you may be able to claim compensation if it is the fault of the resort or place you are staying. If you holiday abroad using a holiday package with a UK company you may also be able to claim compensation if you are injured. Accident Advice Helpline can assist you and we can offer you advice on your options. Health and safety standards are just as important in holiday resorts as they are in other places, and you should be able to take a holiday without being injured because of someone else’s negligence.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 if you want to discuss your case. Making a claim is easy with our no win, no fee policy that means there are no upfront costs to pay and nothing to pay if your claim is unsuccessful.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas