A holiday can be ruined if you sustain an injury due to an accident at the hotel or guest house in which you are staying. A slip in the hotel restaurant or an accident in the hotel’s health centre, for example, may lead to a very serious injury. Where the reason for your injury is a lack of care by the hotel or any of its staff, you are entitled to make a hotel injury compensation claim.
There are many different types of incidents that can lead to a claim for hotel injury compensation, and should you be a victim of one of them, your first priority should be to seek medical attention. A sprained ankle, bump on the head or food poisoning has the potential to develop into a long term health issue if left untreated. Although you may be a long way from your home, the hotel should be able to summon a local doctor to administer medical care.
A record of your injury should also be made in the hotel’s “Accident Report Book” and you should not leave the hotel without a copy of it and the medical notes made by the doctor. Once you have returned home and had the injury seen to by your regular doctor, you should contact an experienced personal injury claims solicitor about making a hotel injury compensation claim.
Making a Hotel Injury Compensation Claim
When you are making a claim for hotel injury compensation, you will need to apply to the Injuries Board Ireland for an assessment. They will arrange for an independent medical examination to establish the severity of your injury and the length of time it may take for you to recover, and make an assessment for hotel injury compensation based on the “Book of Quantum”. However, unless the application form to the Injuries Board Ireland is completed comprehensively, you may be undercompensated due to not understanding the special damages you may be entitled to.
Injuries sustained in a hotel accident can require quite lengthy rehabilitation periods, and your hotel injury claim should include any out of pocket expenses you have already incurred plus an element for any future care expenses that may be required and any loss of earnings you may experience. The application form for the Injuries Board Ireland gives little indication about how to claim special damages, and this is where using the services of an experienced personal injury claims solicitor can be particularly beneficial to you.
A solicitor will also advise you on the best course of action should the hotel deny liability for your hotel injury compensation claim or suggest that you contributed to them by your own actions – issues which will prompt the Injuries Board Ireland to reject your hotel injury compensation claim and give you authorisation to pursue your claim for hotel injury compensation through the court system. You may also find that you are approached by the hotel’s insurance company with an offer of early settlement for your hotel injury claim. Again, this is where using the services of an experienced personal injury claims solicitor will ensure that you will receive a fair and adequate amount of hotel injury compensation.
Free Hotel Injury Claims Advice
Because there are no two hotel injury compensation claims which are alike, we have set up a free hotel injury claims advice service which you are invited to call if you have sustained an injury in a hotel due to their negligence. By calling 1800 911 940, you will be able to speak directly to an experienced personal injury claims solicitor, discuss your entitlement to claim hotel injury compensation and receive some helpful and practical advice.
Our lines are open from 8.00am to 10.00pm, seven days a week, and we also operate a call-back service for clients that would prefer that we rang them. There is no obligation on you to proceed with a claim for hotel injury compensation once you have spoken with one of our solicitors, and all calls to our free hotel injury claims advice service are completely confidential.
Call us now on 1800 911 940 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
Our Promise to You:
- 100% Free consultation with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor
- 100% Helpful and practical advice relevant to your circumstances
- 100% No pressure to proceed with a claim for hotel injury compensation
- 100% Accurate and up to date information about hotel injury compensation awards
What You Can Expect When You Call
We have many years of experience helping clients who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of a third party, and will understand the pain you have recently experienced plus your anger and frustration that your injury was sustained during a vacation.
We will ask you to tell us how you sustained your hotel injury, what treatment was administered at the time and what medication you are still receiving. We would also like to know what impact your hotel injury has made to your quality of life and those immediately around you.
We will try to make a preliminary assessment of your claim for hotel injury compensation, advise you whether you have a case which is worth your while to pursue and give you an indication of how much hotel injury compensation we would expect you to receive.
You are free to ask as many questions as you feel are relevant to your hotel injury compensation claim, and before concluding our initial conversation we will check to ensure that you have understood all our answers. We will also provide you with a list of options for you to consider.
You are under no obligation to act on any of our suggestions, and may wish to consider our advice for a little while or discuss your options with family and friends before coming to a decision. You are welcome to call us again should your discussions lead to further questions.
Hotel injury compensation claims can be made for up to two years from the date of your hotel accident. Due to the potential for opposition to your hotel injury claim, it is in your best interests to call our free hotel injury claims advice service as soon as possible.
The number to call is 1800 911 940, or you can leave your contact details in the call-back form at the foot of the page and one of our helpful team will be back in touch to discuss your hotel injury compensation claim at a more convenient time.