All-inclusive five-star luxury, Elizabethan country house hotel or budget chain hotel in the heart of the city centre. Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure and whatever type of hotel you stay in, you could claim personal injury compensation if you have suffered trip injuries in a hotel and somebody else is at fault.
You might be wondering how trip injuries in a hotel could occur? Here are some of the most common situations we have heard about since we were established in 2000:
- Tripping in a dark, poorly-lit stairwell
- Trip on loose carpet or broken floor tiles
- Tripping over hazards left in corridors such as luggage, housekeeping trolleys etc.
- Trip in the hotel grounds or car park – perhaps due to a pothole or uneven paving
It’s worth noting that if you are abroad at the time of your accident, you can only claim compensation for trip injuries in a hotel if your accommodation was booked as part of a package holiday – your tour operator could be held liable for your injuries.
Life-changing trip injuries
Your trip of a lifetime could turn into a catalogue of trip injuries, as tripping over and suffering a fall could lead to some pretty nasty injuries including:
- Facial injuries such as grazes and cuts, even lost teeth from impact
- Head and neck injuries such as whiplash, concussion or brain injury
- Broken bones – it is not uncommon to suffer broken bones in the hand or wrist as you brace yourself against a fall
- Strains and sprains, torn ligaments
- Back or shoulder injuries
It’s important to report your accident, ideally to hotel management but at the very least to a member of staff, as they will record it in their accident book.
If there were witnesses to your accident (and you are not in need of emergency medical treatment), it’s a good idea to take their contact details, as this could be helpful when you contact Accident Advice Helpline to make a claim.
It’s easy to make a claim
Our personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee* service, so even if your holiday or business trip has left you out-of-pocket, you can afford to make a claim for compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and you could find out whether you’re eligible to make a claim.
If somebody else is at fault for your accident, whether that’s the hotel manager or a member of staff, don’t let them get away with it scot-free.
Date Published: August 12, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Accident in a hotel