Slips, trips and falls by a swimming pool
If a hotel swimming pool does not display suitable signage that states depth levels and safety regulations then they leave themselves open to guests’ claiming for travel accident compensation should they suffer a personal injury as a result.
For example, if a hotel guest dives in the swimming pool but is unaware of the depth, they could crack their head on the bottom of the pool and seriously injure themselves.
When guests are walking around the hotel there may be a chance that the cleaners are wiping floors and undertaking other general cleaning duties.
However, if they fail to leave an appropriate sign, making it clear to their guests that the wet floor could be slippery, and someone does indeed slip and injure themselves, then their own negligence could see them being faced with a holiday accident claim.
Most hotels abroad will have their own restaurants and will therefore have to stick to specific food regulations. A failure to do this could lead to their guests becoming seriously ill due to food poisoning. All foods will need to be fresh, properly handled and fully cooked before being served to hotel guests.
For example, if someone orders chicken and it’s not completely cooked, they will more than likely fall ill, leaving the hotel liable to pay compensation for holiday illness.
Some hotels abroad may be quite old, so it’s no surprise that some areas of the hotel will need renovating at times, while other areas may become unsafe for guests if they are not regularly checked.
For example, a room on the second floor of a hotel may have a balcony that has loose railings, which look like they could break off at any moment. If a guest arrives in that room, leans on the railing, falls through and ends up falling two storeys down to the ground, suffering multiple personal injuries as a result, they would be well within their rights to claim holiday accident compensation for their fall.
Slip, trip or fall accident claim
If hotel staff leave unstable or unattached objects lying around the hotel without any clear or prior warning to their guests then someone could trip or fall over something and sustain a serious personal injury that could bring their holiday to an abrupt end. Hotels would have to pay holiday accident compensation in these circumstances.
Date Published: September 30, 2013
Author: David Brown