Surviving a fire on holiday
If you are staying in a hotel whilst on holiday, you expect the hotel to do everything they can to keep you and your travelling group safe. This includes making sure that food is safe to eat, rooms are clean and well maintained, and first aid is easy to find and use.
However, sometimes things go wrong, and in a large building containing so many people fires can happen. A fire is incredibly dangerous if you don’t know what to do, and you can be injured or even killed if you are not careful.
Here are some tips on staying safe if there is a fire in a hotel you are staying in:
- Get a room on the lower levels of the hotel. Although you might not get the spectacular view that you would get at the top of the hotel, your chances of survival are much better if you are able to escape through your window or down only one flight of stairs. In larger tower hotels it may be almost impossible to escape from upper floors, with the lifts not working and if the staircases are out of use.
- Learn your escape routes. Ask the staff at the hotel to show you where the escape routes are on the day you arrive. As long as you know how to get from any area of the hotel to the outside, you have a much better chance of getting out safely. There may be a print out or poster you can refer to, or you can ask staff to walk you through it.
- Think about potential hazards. When planning an escape route, think about the hazards that may get in your way. If certain doors and corridors lock down after you have passed through them, this could be a risk. If you need a security tag to get through certain doors and areas, think about what might happen if the electrical systems aren’t working.
Claim compensation using an accident injury lawyer in Rowlands Castle
If you are injured in a fire at your hotel due to the negligence of the staff or management, you may want to hire an accident injury lawyer in Rowlands Castle and claim compensation. The best way to claim compensation is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and ask to be passed on to an accident injury lawyer in Rowlands Castle who can help you.
Our team will talk through your claim with you to ensure that you are likely to be successful with your claim, then your accident injury lawyer in Rowlands Castle will work on a 100% no win no fee basis with you on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. You shouldn’t have to go to court and will be able to contact the helpline 24/7.