The vast majority of us have used a hotel at one time or another whether in the UK or further a field. There are an estimated 50,000 hotels and guesthouses in Britain alone, with most offering us a comfortable bed for the night. Indeed their primary function is to provide us with somewhere safe to stay, and this is why if we get injured in a hotel it can be a distressing as well as painful experience.
If you had an accident and suffered injury in a hotel then Contact Us now to see if you can claim compensation.
Example hotel accidents
Hotels and B&Bs have a duty under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957 to protect the health and safety of people who enter their premises. This includes customers, diners and visitors. If you have been injured because they haven’t protected your safety then you can claim compensation. Some examples of accidents at hotels are shown below.
- Slipping on a wet floor or food spillage
- Tripping on poorly maintained paths or steps
- Injured by broken/dangerous furniture
- Electric shocks from faulty equipment e.g. kettle
Injuries from slips and trips are the most common accidents in hotels, and there are measures hotels can take to ensure these don’t happen. These include maintaining all floors and steps on the premises and making sure wet floors are marked with warning signs and spillages mopped up immediately. If simple safety measures are not taken then it may be possible to make a hotel accident claim.
In some cases it also possible to make a food poisoning claim if you have become ill from eating at the hotel.
Hotel staff can make an accident at work claim like any other employee if their employer has not protected their safety at work and they have been injured as a result.
Making a hotel accident compensation claim
At Ashley Ainsworth we have vast experience in dealing with hotel injury compensation claims.
Call 08000 93 33 93 or Contact Us now and talk to one of our team about your accident.
We can provide you with a top UK solicitor who has helped many people like you over the years. They know the best course of action to get you the maximum compensation package you are entitled too. Most cases are taken on a no win no fee basis.