Most hotels will have a bar area for the use and enjoyment of their patrons. In many cases the bar will be inside the hotel so guests do not have to go outside to find somewhere to enjoy a nice cool drink. There may be outdoor areas where guests can sit in the sun if the hotel is located abroad, or perhaps a deck area or similar rooftop terrace in the more luxurious venues.
Hotel bar injuries don’t happen that often, and when they do they can sometimes be the simple result of an accident caused by the person who is injured. However, there are cases that have occurred where the owners of the hotel are found to have been negligent in their duties to keep their guests safe at all times. It is very important to determine which would be the case in situations like these.
How might hotel bar injuries happen?
One of the most common examples we could give is that of slips, trips and falls. The carpet or other flooring in the bar area may not be in good condition and could potentially present a tripping hazard. In other cases there could potentially be spillages that may occur that are not hastily cleaned up. Even if a spillage cannot be cleaned up immediately there should be action taken to provide a sign so other guests know they should avoid that area.
Injuries caused in hotel bars could range from cuts and bruises to more serious incidents. For example if you were to sit on a bar stool that was wobbly and not fit for purpose, you might fall off it and have a more severe accident as a result. If negligence is found to be the cause of that accident, you might receive compensation.
Short- and long-term injuries
Sometimes the simplest of incidents can result in long-term problems. Generally speaking the more severe the injuries are, the more likely it is you might get a larger sum in compensation if your claim is successful. Fortunately few people have to make such claims as the majority of hotel bars are run to excellent standards.
Accident Advice Helpline is however, here if you ever find you have problems in this area. Call us on 0800 689 0500 if you should need no-obligation advice regarding an accident of some kind that occurred either in the UK or abroad.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen