Whether your idea of the perfect holiday is a five-star, all-inclusive break in a luxury hotel or a low-key city break in a budget hotel, who are we to judge? Everyone is different but the one thing we all have in common is the need for a summer holiday – a few days or even weeks away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, which can often be stressful.
But what if a personal injury in a hotel has ruined your hard-earned holiday? Well, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of people claim compensation after being injured abroad (or in the UK) since we were established in 2000, and we can help you too.
What caused your injuries?
If you’ve suffered injuries after a slip or trip at your hotel in France or been struck down by food poisoning during a break at a luxury hotel in Wales, we’re here to help. It’s important to establish what caused your accident or personal injury, so that we can assess who is to blame. Here are just a few examples of the most common types of accident and injuries which could occur during a hotel stay:
- Slip, trip or fall – Slipping on a wet floor or by the pool, falling from your balcony or tripping on broken or damaged flooring
- Food poisoning after eating at the hotel restaurant or bar
- Skin condition or other illness caused by unhygienic conditions in your room
- Electrocuted by faulty electric sockets or appliances
- Injured whilst having spa or beauty treatments at your hotel – such as being burned by a laser or having an allergic reaction
If we spent all our time worrying about being injured on holiday, most of us would never go anywhere! Whilst the chances of you being injured at a hotel are slim, it’s important to make sure that the hotel you are staying in takes health and safety seriously.
If you have booked your accommodation as part of a package holiday abroad, you could be eligible to make a personal injury claim (this won’t be the case if you booked your hotel and flights independently) and your tour operator could be held liable for your injuries.
The good news is that we can help you claim and it won’t cost you a penny upfront, as our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis. Accident Advice Helpline has been endorsed by our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen (who you may know from TV) and we are here to make sure you get the compensation you deserve, however you’ve been injured. So call us today on 0800 689 0500 – we’re waiting to hear from you.
Date Published: August 10, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton