Hotel windows should be secure for safety’s sake. Not only does this reduce the chances of someone breaking into hotel rooms in this way, it also reduces the odds of an accident taking place that could potentially be very serious indeed.
Hotel window falls are not a common type of accident. However, companies including Accident Advice Helpline are contacted about such falls from time to time. Thankfully these calls are rarities but they can potentially happen to people staying in hotels both in the UK and abroad.
How can hotel window falls happen?
Clearly they can only happen if the window in question is not secure. If this is the case it is imperative that it is fixed as soon as possible and some kind of notice is there to alert anyone nearby that the window should not be opened or used. For instance if the glass itself is loose and someone accidentally leans on it or trips and falls towards it, the glass could give way.
In other cases the windows will only open a certain distance. This distance does not allow anyone to fall out of the window. However, if that safety mechanism fails there is a possibility that an individual could accidentally fall out and sustain severe injuries, depending on which floor they fall from.
Contacting legal experts for advice
This is something a lot of people would do in this situation. Window falls can be serious and incur multiple injuries that can potentially be life-changing. As such people may no longer be able to work and have to change the way they live their lives. If this is the case it could be an expensive situation to find themselves in. No one would want that.
If this is you, you will no doubt be considering making a compensation claim. Finding a professional injury compensation lawyer to help you may seem difficult, but Accident Advice Helpline may be able to assist you. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get access to the no-obligation advice you really want. This could make all the difference between suffering from your injuries and having financial worries, and having the financial support you need. If someone else was negligent and caused your fall to happen, you may well have a good case to answer. Call us now and find out for sure where you stand.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen