Holidays are supposed to be a relaxing occasion where you kick back and unwind with friends or family. But accidents do happen, and if you have become ill or injured while staying in a hotel, you may be eligible to claim for compensation.
From broken down elevators to loose carpets causing slips and trips, there are any number of things that could go wrong during your hotel stay. If you think that the hotel has been negligent and is liable for your injury or illness, then it could be worth seeking the advice of a personal injury compensation law firm.
Hotels are required by law to have public liability insurance, which will pay out in the event of a claim for compensation against them by a member of the public.
Identify the cause of your accident
It is important to identify why your accident or illness occurred – was it due to a personal mistake or is the hotel actually liable? If you have ignored wet floor signs and slipped, then this normally means you won’t be eligible to claim.
However, if you are injured due to a faulty hand rail in your bathroom or trip on loose flooring in your room, or even if you become ill after eating in the hotel restaurant, you may be able to claim for compensation.
With a personal injury claim, you will normally need to provide evidence of medical treatment, so even if your injury is minor, it is important to seek treatment from your GP or local hospital as soon as you can.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help
You should call us straight away if you think you may be eligible for compensation for a personal injury claim – in any event, you will need to make your claim within three years of the injury or illness, but it is best to contact us as soon as possible.
Our free helpline is open 24/7 and our specialist personal injury lawyers are happy to chat in confidence about your claim, with no obligation to proceed.
If you decide to claim, our 100% no win, no fee* service ensures there are no expensive costs to pay upfront, which is perfect if you’ve just returned from holiday and have had to pay expensive medical costs.
Because we’re accredited by Lexcel, the Law Society’s practice management standard, you know that you are getting the best possible advice, and we can normally process claims entirely over the phone, so it’s unlikely you will need to attend court. Call us today and see how we can help you.
Date Published: November 18, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident in a hotel