We all know how easy it is to slip or fall over if we are unfortunate enough to lose our footing for some reason. In the hotel industry these types of hotel slips, trips and falls are perhaps the most common reasons why people suffer accidents. For the most part they are uncommon but when they do happen the outcome can potentially be very painful.
In some cases people may fall because they are not looking where they are going, or simply because of bad fortune. But in other cases the hotel may have been negligent and there could be a potential hazard in the way that has led to someone being in potential danger. A simple slip could easily result in a nasty injury. Someone could hit their head if they fall and incur a more serious injury than simply hurting their pride.
How likely is it that anyone would suffer hotel slips, trips and falls?
While these are indeed among the more common injuries anyone could suffer, they are still rare. When you stop to consider the volume of people who may at one time stay in a hotel for some reason, you can see how unlikely it is that anyone would be injured at all.
The fact remains that when someone does suffer a slip, trip or fall they could potentially be quite badly hurt. Even a twisted ankle could ruin a city break or holiday for that person and whoever they are staying with at the time. Needless to say this would be upsetting and disappointing.
Preventing such accidents from happening
The hotel owners are required to do everything they can to prevent such incidents from occurring in the first place. For example they should follow all the health and safety laws to ensure they do not fall foul of any of them. If someone suffers an accident and the owners are found to have been negligent in some way, this might lead to a successful claim for compensation.
Some of this might seem familiar to you if you have ever suffered an accident at a hotel. If it happened within the last three years we would encourage you to call us on 0800 689 0500. Accident Advice Helpline is here to ensure you can secure the no-obligation advice you need. We will help if we possibly can.