Some people would say there is nothing as relaxing as reclining in a Jacuzzi and enjoying the experience of winding down after a long day. Certainly, if you are staying in a hotel that has a Jacuzzi on-site, it would make sense to make the most of it. In this case you could use it every day while you are there – and many people do.
The last thing you might expect in this situation is to suffer hotel Jacuzzi slips, either as you are getting into the Jacuzzi or out of it. In either case you could suffer an injury while doing so. Such slips can be very minor but you may also suffer a more severe injury. It would be quite easy to slip and hit your head or your back in this situation.
How common are hotel Jacuzzi slips?
Some people may think that hotel jacuzzi slips are quite rare as people often do not get in touch with companies such as Accident Advice Helpline regarding accidents like these. It is very easy to think a slip of this nature is your own fault, but in some cases this is very far from the truth. In some rare instances the hotel providing use of the Jacuzzi may potentially be negligent in their care and maintenance of the Jacuzzi, which could lead to an accident.
Every Jacuzzi needs to be maintained regularly in order to keep it in excellent condition. Wherever any water is used there is the chance of the surfaces of hot tubs, swimming pools and other locations becoming slippery. This increases the chances of a fall. Similarly the drain of a Jacuzzi should also be properly covered so there is no chance of toes, fingers or even hair getting caught in it.
Slipping over with no chance to catch your fall
The limited space you have in a Jacuzzi means any slip you suffer could be more severe. There is little time or room to prevent yourself falling and you could easily bang some part of your body on the frame of the Jacuzzi itself.
As you can see, suffering an injury in a hot tub could potentially lead to a compensation claim if someone else at the hotel was negligent. Call Accident Advice Helpline today free on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you could make a compensation claim following an accident of this kind.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen