Hotel Accident Claims
Have you been injured in a hotel as a guest or an employee? If you have been injured due to an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Talk to us about hotel accident claims, we are here to help you.
It doesn’t matter whether you were a customer or directly or indirectly employed by the hotel, if your injuries were caused by working conditions and failings in health and safety or negligence on their part, you could be eligible to claim compensation.
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If you have been in an accident at work or in a public place then contact us on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online.
Hotel Accident Claims
All hotels in the UK go through great lengths to make sure their guests are comfortable and most importantly, safe from accidents and injury. Like any company, hotel owners also have a duty of care towards all their staff and customers, whether directly employed, agency workers or those just there on a break. This means that they must provide a safe and suitable public space and working environment. If they fail to follow health and safety procedures and this causes an accident, they could be held liable for any injuries sustained and must pay the claimant compensation for their injuries.TRY THE ONLINE ELIGIBILITY CHECKER
Types of Hotel Injuries
Hotels are potentially hazardous environments to be in if proper standards of health and safety are not upheld.
Some common hotel accidents include:
- Old furniture breaking
- Unattended swimming pools
- Slip and falls caused by negligence
- Showers and electrical equipment causing burns.
- Theft & assault
- Food poisoning
- Car park injuries
- Exposure to harmful substances
Some injuries could include:
- Crush Injuries – From falling objects and racking.
- Drowning – In unattended pools.
- Back Injuries – Due to manual handling accidents and slips, trips or falls.
- Chemical burns – From employers not providing the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and training.
- Heat burns – From oil or kitchen equipment.
- Food Poisoning – From out-of-date food or lack of health and hygiene controls.
AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION IN HOTEL ACCIDENT CLAIMS
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two distinct factors – general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed.
However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work.
Except for children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.
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If you think you might have a case for a Hotel accident claim, please get in touch.
You can either call us free on 0800 342 3206 or enquire online and one of our team will be in touch with you to discuss your potential personal injury claim in more detail, on an informal and confidential, yet professional basis.