When going on holiday you want everything to be just right so you can focus on enjoying yourself and taking a break. Getting injured on holiday is the last thing you want but static caravan injuries can happen if the caravan is not looked after or managed properly.
Safety in static caravans
Static caravan holidays can be great for families with children but if the caravan is dangerous it can become very hazardous. They are small spaces to live in and with small, excited children they need to be safe so that people do not get injured. Loose fixtures and fittings can easily cause trip and fall hazards leading to possible broken bones, cuts and bruises and head injuries depending on how the fall occurs. Sharp edges can make the risk of injury even greater.
The state of the caravan is important and it should have been looked after and maintained well so that it is in a safe condition. If things are left broken and unrepaired or even repaired badly then they can become unsafe. Furniture such as sofas and beds need to be in a suitable condition without missing bed slats for example. This can be of particular importance for bunk beds where there is a considerable height to fall from.
What caused your static caravan injuries?
If you were hurt in a static caravan and it was not your own fault then you may be able to claim compensation. Negligence of the caravan owner or holiday company can cause unsafe environments that lead to injuries and when this happens they may be responsible for the accidents that are caused. When you are renting a static caravan for a holiday it is the owners or the management of the site that are responsible for ensuring it is looked after and there are no hazards that are likely to cause injuries. If they fail to do this they are ignoring standards and putting people who stay in their caravans at risk of getting hurt.
If you want to claim compensation for your injuries you can call on Accident Advice Helpline to assist you. We have 15 years’ experience in the industry and have dealt successfully with similar cases. Our team of injury and accident advisors can offer you free, no-obligation advice, so call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 today to see how we can help you.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas