When you stay in a hotel you expect that most things will be taken care for you and you will have little to worry about. If the hotel you stay in has poor health and safety standards, however, you can be left with injuries and worries of what to do next.
Hotels should be well looked after and in a fit state for people to stay in them. Hazards left unattended can lead to guests tripping in a hotel and becoming injured. Managers of hotels need to ensure that their hotel follows health and safety regulations and does not have hazards that could mean it is an unsafe place. The rooms, as well as corridors, stairwells and lifts should be looked after and facilities such as restaurants or cafés, gyms or pools inside the hotel all need to be checked with safety guidelines in mind.
Loose flooring or jutting edges can easily lead to tripping in a hotel especially if they are difficult to see and are not properly repaired. Clutter or equipment left blocking walkways can be dangerous and cause people to trip over; it can also obstruct fire exits and cause injuries and problems for people trying to escape the building in an emergency. Hotels should ensure that they are kept tidy and that walkways are easy to navigate though, especially if they are a fire escape route.
Were you hurt in a fall?
If you were injured after tripping in a hotel because of the hotel’s negligence and poor standards you may be able to claim compensation. The fall could have happened in your hotel room because of poorly-fitted furniture or loose carpets. Perhaps you tripped in the hallway or the hotel foyer or car park. If your injury happened on the hotel’s grounds because of their negligence then you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim this.
Accident Advice Helpline understands that tripping in a hotel can lead to unnecessary injuries that could have been prevented if the hotel followed safety regulations. When these are not followed it can be very serious and we want to help you in this difficult situation. We have plenty of experience in the industry and our team of advisors can offer you free advice on your situation. Call today on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your case.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas