If you are going to be away from home for a night, or perhaps longer, you may consider staying in a hotel. There are plenty of budget hotels available, not to mention others that provide nothing short of a luxurious experience.
Avoiding hotel accidents isn’t something you will consciously consider while you are enjoying your stay. However, it is wise to have your wits about you in case something should go wrong. A simple fall or incident could leave you with some nasty injuries that could take time to heal. Even if they were not your fault, it won’t make you feel any better when you have injuries to contend with.
How can you avoid having accidents?
The premises should be in good condition and able to provide you with a safe room and facilities to use. If this is not the case, and you spot a potential problem, it is important to report it to staff so they can resolve it. Make sure your room is suitable for use when you arrive, for example, and keep an eye out for anything that could be a potential hazard.
Avoiding hotel accidents doesn’t have to be a big deal. It does make sense to ensure you check your room is as you would expect it to be though. If anything happens and you are injured in some way, make sure you report it immediately. It should be entered into the accident book, as this will provide proof of what happened if you later decide to make a claim.
Have you already suffered an injury?
Your hotel stay can easily be ruined if you do get injured in some way. The best course of action (once you have reported it and sought medical attention) is to contact someone who can advise you on whether you might make a no win, no fee* claim for compensation. If the injury occurred within the last three years and you have proof someone else was at fault, it is possible that a compensation claim might meet with success.
To find out for certain, call us here at Accident Advice Helpline now. Our free enquiry line is available on 0800 689 0500. The sooner you speak to someone with experience, the sooner you will know whether a compensation claim could result in a payout for you, so make that call now.
Date Published: February 1, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident in a hotel