Getting an injury in a B&B while you are on holiday can be a horrible and stressful experience and can even ruin your trip. Staying in a B&B should be stress free and give you a chance to relax on holiday away from your normal duties. You expect that everything will be looked after for you and you should not have to worry about getting injured as a result of poor health and safety and a lack of care from the B&B staff or owners.
Injuries in a B&B
Common injuries in a B&B may be caused by trips and falls due to being in a different location and not a place you are used to. High or hidden steps are one of the hazards that can be found in a B&B especially in those buildings that are older and have less conventional layouts. The owners of the B&B should point these out to you when you arrive or they should be signed to give warning of their presence and allow you to be more aware. Electric shocks or burns from faulty electrical facilities; biohazards from harsh cleaning products or food poisoning from badly-prepared food can all cause illness or injury in a B&B.
Responsibility of B&B owners
A B&B owner is responsible for making sure their business is safe. They should have considered all the related health and safety risks and should have regular check-ups in place for all facilities to prevent them from deteriorating and causing an injury in a B&B. Failure to do this puts their guests and their staff at risk and they may be breaking health and safety regulations. If this happened in a B&B you stayed in and you or your family became injured you may be able to claim compensation, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you do this. We have 15 years’ experience in the industry and experience of handling cases like these.
A lack of responsibility and care in B&Bs is dangerous and can cause harm to adults and children staying there. It is important to investigate cases of accidents that are a result of negligence to ensure they do not happen again. Whining compensation for an accident in a B&B can help people who have been injured. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 and find out how we can help you.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas