Holidays abroad should be a time to relax and unwind but accidents do sometimes occur. If you have been injured in an accident abroad you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Once you have received the necessary medical attention, it is in your interests to seek legal advice from solicitors who specialise in this complex area of law.
The solicitors at Seth Lovis & Co have the necessary experience and expertise to advise you on your holiday accident claim. We have a strong track record of success and can help you receive the maximum possible sums for your pain, losses and expenses.
Call 0808 252 0678 to discuss the potential viability and likely cost-benefit of pursuing a claim.
Accidents in hotel rooms
Under the Package Travel and Package Holiday Act 1992, travel companies owe their customers a duty of care to ensure their accommodation is safe and free of injury risks.
All travel agents and hotel owners must ensure that holiday accommodation, whether a caravan, luxury villa or executive suite, is safe and fit for purpose.
Not only should premises be regularly cleaned, at the very least in between each booking, but qualified professionals should make sure all utilities are working and well maintained.
Faulty electrics, plumbing, or gas, could spell disaster and not only spoil a family's holiday, but result in a serious holiday injury or fatality. For example:
- Incorrectly wired electrics can result in severe burns or even fatal electrocution.
- Faulty plumbing is a slip accident risk and may result in leaks in bathrooms or communal changing areas near swimming pool facilities.
- Faulty plumbing also poses a risk if pipes have been installed the wrong way, which can lead to contaminated, bath, shower and drinking water.
- A carbon monoxide leak can be extremely serious and can result in brain damage, or death. Any premises in which there are appliances using gas must be regularly inspected for faults, and should have a carbon monoxide alarm installed.
Claiming holiday accident compensation
If you have been injured or become ill as a result of faulty utilities while on holiday abroad, you may be entitled to make a holiday accident claim. Our friendly solicitors are experts in holiday compensation claims. Call us on 0370 218 4025 or alternatively submit an online enquiry form.