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Hotel Safety Regulations in the UK

Every country has made its own set of regulations for holiday accidents so that one can make a holiday injury claim for the injuries he or she has sustained while on holiday especially when the fault is of hotel. If people are on packaged holiday trip and the tour operator has sent them to a sub-standard hotel or the hotel with defective amenities resulting in injuries sustained by them. In such cases, they are entitled to file a compensation claim under the Hotel safety Regulations in the UK.

The possibility of meeting with accidents while on holiday in abroad is quite probable for any traveller. Common holiday accidents or illness people suffer during their holidays involve injuries in hotel premises as a result they are not properly maintained, such as:

Falls or slips in bath or shower

Falls from room or corridor balconies

Bruising or cuts from badly placed cabinets and shelves

Electric shocks and others

The hotel complexes those are located abroad are far from following health and preventive measures as Hotel safety Regulations in the UK they must do that result in thousands of serious holiday injuries every year. The common type of holiday accident include fall or slip in the bathrooms of a hotel room due to slippery flooring leading the injuries ranging from broken bones as well as other severe personal injuries. Sometimes hotel rooms are not properly planned that may outcrop edges to shelves and cabinets placed in the passage resulting head injuries, foot injuries or leg injuries as a result of badly placed furniture piece. 

Hoteliers need to be aware of the hazards that balconies and rooms can sustain and maintain them accordingly in order to prevent common holiday accidents suffered by lots of holiday makers every year. The case of falling from hotel balconies due to its poor condition and improper safety railings, injuries possessed by them are sometimes very serious and fatal. Another mishap can occur due to electric shocks that are very usual accident caused plug sockets of hotel room. This is also happened by the poor electrical appliance that may not regularly assess or checked. An electric shock sustained by a holidaymaker may cause serious holiday injuries that may change his or her life.

If one has suffered any loss, injury or pain, he or she is entitled to claim compensation for holiday accident, plus the loss of fun and enjoyment in holiday’s duration including other costs like transport, prescription and treatment of the injuries. By making holiday accident claim, one can reward compensation for the pain and suffering he/she has possessed that will help raising the standards of safety and health in the hotels and it could also prevent the probability of causing accidents to others.

Food Poisoning
Mr W was involved in a food poisoning incident at a Dinner Dance. Cooks obtained an admission of liability swiftly from the hosts. Mr W’s symptoms did not settle, he required surgery and Cooks referred him to a Gastrointestinal Consultant to provide a final diagnosis. On receipt of this Mr W agreed an out of Court settlement of £20,000.00
"At first the Doctors didn’t know what was wrong with me, but Cooks never gave up and in the end I received a correct diagnosis, the appropriate treatment and a cheque for far more than I had expected."
Mr W of Kent