Your first impression of any hotel is likely to depend on the welcome you get. Long before you get to the hotel room you will stay in, you will encounter the reception area and the front desk. Of course, when you reach your room you will expect a good standard of cleanliness and a nice place to stay, if only for a night. The last thing you would expect would be to have an experience where you slipped on a wet hotel floor.
While it is important to keep all floor surfaces clean, warning notices must be put out in places where floors have recently been mopped. They should be left in place until the floors are dry. This should prevent anyone slipping over in this situation. If this step isn’t taken, there is an increased chance someone might slip.
Dangers to hotel staff and to guests
Of course, it’s not just the guests who might slip over in this situation. Hotel staff will be working to clean the rooms, to provide good service at the front desk and to maintain the hotel over each 24-hour period. Staff may be just as likely to slip over if a floor is wet as guests would be, and yet every situation like this can usually be prevented by taking some simple health and safety measures.
Injuries from slipping over may only involve some bruising and discomfort. On the other hand, it would be easy to fall awkwardly and to sustain a fracture or similar injury to a part of the body. If this was to occur, it would disrupt the life of the injured person for a few weeks at the least, as the broken bone heals.
How can you learn whether a no win, no fee* claim is worth it?
Some people who have slipped on a wet hotel floor have ended up receiving compensation for the injuries they suffered during that incident. For this to be a possibility, there must be some proof of negligence that will support a claim of this nature.
Thus it makes sense to contact an expert who deals in these cases all the time. Accident Advice Helpline can offer free initial legal advice on your case, and we’re the largest personal injury specialists in the UK today. Have confidence in calling us on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident in a hotel