We have all slipped over at one point or another. Slips and falls can happen for all kinds of reasons and they can potentially occur in all manner of places as well. For example, slipping in a hotel could potentially happen if a hazard is present that has not been identified or dealt with in some way. This might mean an accident happens that could have been completely preventable.
Injuries that may occur during a slip could involve the hands, wrists, feet, legs or indeed any other part of the body a person hits as they fall. Even if they do not fall completely to the ground there is a chance that injuries might occur. For instance it is only natural to put your hands out in front of you to try and prevent yourself from being injured or falling. Even if you manage to do this you might hit your hand on something else and hurt it as a result.
Is slipping in a hotel a common incident?
Actually no – while it is among the more common things to happen in hotels with regard to accidents, it is not that common at all. It is even less common for someone to be hurt through the fault of someone else in this way. For example you might slip simply because you weren’t taking proper care, or you weren’t looking where you were going. It is much rarer for someone to slip on a spillage or some other hazard that had been neglected.
Accident Advice Helpline assesses each individual situation when people come to us in such circumstances. This is necessary because it means we can work out whether there is evidence to bring a no win, no fee* case against the hotel where the accident happened.
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We should take care to point out that the vast majority of hotels in all parts of the UK are run to the very highest of standards right around the clock. It is very rare for something to go wrong in these circumstances. Health and safety laws mean those working in hotels have a duty of care to make sure their guests are always safe and taken care of.
Accident Advice Helpline is however here to help if you should ever experience a fall of this nature. Call on 0800 689 0500 now to learn more.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen