Settling down in a sauna is a great reward to have after a tough or long day. Regardless of whether you have been out shopping, been walking or been at work, if you are staying at a hotel that provides the use of a sauna on-site, this is a tempting place to go.
The last thing you would expect to happen in these circumstances would be to have an accident in the sauna. Hotel sauna accidents are indeed very uncommon but that does not mean they never occur. For example one man suffered a nasty cut to his foot while leaving a sauna when he stepped on a piece of glass. He had to have time off work while the injury healed and he eventually won compensation for his injury.
Examples of hotel sauna accidents
Obviously a sauna should be in good condition and be safe to use at all times. It should be regularly cleaned and checked to ensure this is the case. This is why it is so rare to hear of accidents involving a hotel sauna, because the majority of hotels do an excellent job of maintaining them in every way.
When something does go wrong it can be upsetting and very painful for the unfortunate guest who is involved. For instance if the floor of the sauna is unstable or there are potential hazards there – such as the glass mentioned above – it can potentially cause injury to someone using the sauna.
Finding out whether your injury warrants compensation
It can sometimes be difficult to work out whether the owners of a hotel are negligent in their duties when hotel sauna accidents occur. They certainly have a duty of care to ensure the sauna is safe to use at all times. If this is not the case it is reasonable to explore the situation to determine whether there is evidence of negligence present.
If you have been involved in a situation like this you should definitely call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now. We can provide the experience that could help you find out whether you have the chance to claim compensation. Our no win, no fee* system is set up with you in mind, so you don’t pay anything unless you win your claim. Get in touch now to see if you could claim.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen