Personal injuries as a result of slips, trips and falls are particularly common in the UK. Whether it be because of unsatisfactory signage or poor general maintenance to an area, many victims of these incidents suffer from injuries such as broken bones as a result of poor health and safety standards. While these claims are easily processed when they occur in the UK, travel accident compensation cases can be far more intricate.
Book your holiday with a UK travel agency
The best way to ensure your claim is covered by UK law is to book your package holiday through a UK travel company. When you book your package holiday through a UK travel agency, they have a duty to ensure your safety during both your time abroad, and your travel to and from your chosen destination.
As your hotel is booked as part of a holiday package, the holiday company is also responsible for your time at the accommodation, meaning that they are also liable for any holiday-related injury you incurred at the fault of the hotel.
Accidents due to wet hotel flooring
Slips, trips and falls at your hotel caused due to spills or other insufficient maintenance issues may mean that you are eligible to claim compensation for your travel injury.
Points to consider before pursuing your claim
To stand your case in good stead for success, it is important that the holiday in question took place within the last three years. Typically, holiday accident claims for trips that occurred before this will not be considered.
You also need to prove that the injury you sustained was no fault of your own, but that of the travel agency or the hotel in which you stayed.
Depending on the details of your case – such as the severity of your injury – you may want to check if your claim is worth pursuing. Online compensation calculators, such as the 30-second test available on Accident Advice Helpline’s website, are an easy and efficient way to evaluate the weight of your case.
How to strengthen your claim
Remember to collect evidence of the incident that caused your travel-related injury. Take photographs of the wet hotel flooring, and of the harm it inflicted upon you.
Solicitors assigned via the law firm, Accident Advice Helpline, will be able to fight your corner far more effectively with medical documentation, including records of treatment you received at the time of the incident and following your injury.
Date Published: November 26, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident in a hotel