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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for being injured in a hotel


    If you are staying away from home for some reason, whether it is for a single night or for a longer break, you may well choose to stay in a hotel. There are all kinds of hotels around today, from budget hotels to big chains and through to boutique hotels. They are in all kinds of locations too, which means you can always find something that suits your needs and your budget.

    The vast majority of hotels are run to excellent and exacting standards. Certainly, it is worthwhile to expect the highest health and safety standards will be met at all times. However, if you have been injured in a hotel you will know that sometimes the best standards are not met.

    How common is it that someone could be injured in a hotel?

    This type of accident is very rare. Sometimes people will be injured through their own fault, such as not looking where they were going or running down the stairs when they should really walk. Yet in other isolated cases the hotel could be found to be at fault.

    If this is the case it is worth considering whether a compensation claim might be a possibility. Since injuries could range from fairly minor ones to those that are more severe, there is a chance someone could have a good claim to make for compensation as a result of what happened. It will come down to whether there is evidence of negligence on the part of the hotel.

    Slips, trips and falls

    These are usually the most common occurrences that may potentially happen if the circumstances allow it. Tripping hazards can be potentially dangerous, especially if they are around stairs. In other cases sliding doors could potentially cause injury to someone entering or exiting the building, or someone could be injured slipping on a wet floor in the restaurant or bathroom.

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    Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with many cases of this nature in the past. The most important aspect to remember is whether or not anyone can find evidence of negligence for what occurred. This is where we come in. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 so you can find out whether there is evidence that might help you with a no win, no fee* claim to seek compensation. We are here to help and we could put you in touch with a lawyer too.

    Date Published: July 27, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.