Many people stay in hotels if they go on holiday or on a weekend away in the UK. There are many hotels dotted around every part of the country. Some are part of larger chains of hotels, while others are individual and boutique in nature.
The one thing you would expect from each one, however, is the ability to provide a safe and welcoming place to stay for the time you are there. Very few people ever have an accident in a hotel, but it can occur in certain circumstances. If it does, you could potentially end up suffering one or more injuries that did not occur through any fault of your own.
How could something like this happen?
The manager of a hotel has a duty of care to make sure all guests are safe and are not put in any danger at any time. An accident in a hotel could potentially occur if proper measures are not taken in this way.
For example, if the floor is mopped and left to dry and no warning signs were left to indicate this, you could be injured because you slipped over on it. Similarly, a worn carpet could be potentially dangerous – you could catch your foot in a tear, trip over and knock your head against something, or even fall down the stairs. Other potential accidents might involve bedroom furniture that is unsafe to use, or slipping over in the shower because no safety mat was provided.
Taking the right course of action
If you do suffer an accident in a hotel, it is important that you report it to the management as soon as possible. It should be recorded in the accident book and you should gather evidence of what occurred, too. This is because you may have a chance of claiming compensation if someone else was at fault for allowing the accident to happen in the first place.
If you’d like to learn more about an accident you’ve had in a similar location, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. There is no charge to do this and we could pair you with a professional lawyer who has the ability to take on cases like this. Call us now and you could potentially have some answers far sooner than you may have thought was possible.
Date Published: February 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead