Staying in a hostel whilst backpacking is an affordable way to travel the world, whether you choose to stay in a shared dorm or book your own private room. It’s likely you’ll have to share certain facilities in a hostel, such as a toilet, shower and perhaps a kitchen, and accidents could happen which could leave you injured. The good news is that if you’ve been injured whilst staying in a hostel, you could get backpackers hostel compensation advice from Accident Advice Helpline. You may find you’re eligible to make a 100% no win, no fee* personal injury claim within three years of your accident, however you have been injured.
How have you been injured in a hostel?
Slips, trips and falls are by far the most common types of accidents to happen in hostels. You could slip on a wet floor in the entrance lobby, trip over luggage left lying around or fall down a flight of stairs if the linoleum or floor tiles are damaged. But there are other accidents that people seek backpackers hostel compensation advice for too, and here are a few examples:
- Burns or scalds after somebody spills hot food or drink on you
- Electric shock or burns from a faulty kettle or other electrical appliances in the shared kitchen
- Tripping on damaged tiles in the shower room
- Developing a skin condition from unhygienic conditions, such as dirty sheets
- Injured by objects falling from height, for example a shelf or light fitting falling on you
- Food poisoning after eating breakfast at your hostel (cooked on the premises)
If you’ve been injured after staying at a hostel, you could find you’re able to make a personal injury claim. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve sustained minor injuries such as a sprained ankle or more serious injuries like a head or neck injury.
Just because you’re on a backpacker’s budget doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to afford to claim personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, and it’s free to call us on 0800 689 0500 for confidential backpackers hostel compensation advice. There is no obligation to proceed with a claim, but our experienced advisors will talk you through whether making a claim is the right next step for you to take. You shouldn’t have to suffer in silence if somebody else’s negligence caused your accident, so get in touch with us today to find out more.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Accident in a hotel