If you've been injured due to an accident in a hotel, it can be a very traumatic experience. Accidents that happen during what is often meant to be a relaxing time will leave you not just physically hurt, but emotionally shaken as well. If this has happened to you and you’re looking to make a hotel accident claim, you're in the right place.
We handle a wide range of hotel accident claims, from slips and falls to more severe incidents. Our team is here to guide you through every step, helping you understand your rights, your options, and what you can expect from the legal process.
You don't have to navigate this challenging time alone. We're here to offer not just legal advice but also emotional support, making sure you're looked after from start to finish. So, if you're ready to take the first step towards a compensation claim, we're ready to help.
At Switalskis, we understand that dealing with a hotel accident claim isn't just a legal process; it's an emotional one too. That's why we're committed to being more than just your lawyers.
Here’s what you can expect when making a hotel accident claim with Switalskis:
We're not just here to win your case; we're here to help you regain your sense of normality and security. With Switalskis by your side, you're gaining the support of a team that genuinely cares about your wellbeing, and is committed to fighting for your rights.
Hotels have what's known as a ‘duty of care’ towards their guests. This means they're legally required to take all reasonable steps to keep you safe while you're on their premises. In simple terms, it means the hotel must keep you safe from harm. This can include everything from making sure the floors are dry to prevent slips, to keeping any equipment in the hotel gym in good working order.
If they've failed in this duty and you've been injured as a result, you may have a legal basis for making a hotel accident claim for compensation.
If you've been injured in a hotel and believe it was due to their negligence, you've got every right to make a hotel accident claim for compensation. We're here to help you do so.
When it comes to hotel accidents, the range of incidents you can claim for is quite broad. If you've suffered an injury while at a hotel, you may potentially have a case.
Here are some of the most common types of hotel accidents that could give you grounds for making a claim:
Building a strong case for your hotel accident claim involves gathering the right evidence. While we'll guide you through each step, it's good to know what you'll need to support your claim:
Gathering this evidence might feel overwhelming, especially when you're dealing with the aftermath of an accident. But don't worry, you're not alone. We can assist you with this process, making sure you have all you need to build a strong case.
Determining who is liable for your hotel accident claim can sometimes be complicated. Generally, the hotel itself is the first point of responsibility. They have a duty of care to protect your safety during your stay. If they've failed in this duty, they are usually the ones liable for any injuries you've sustained.
However, if you booked your stay through a tour operator as part of a package holiday, they could also be held responsible for your accident. Tour operators have a duty to take reasonable steps to check that the hotels they partner with are safe and meet certain standards. If it turns out that the tour operator failed to do this, they could be held responsible for your injuries.
Switalskis will help establish who is responsible for the accident and injuries you sustained and make sure that they’re held accountable.
Being injured while staying in a hotel abroad can add an extra layer of emotional trauma. If you booked your holiday as a package deal through a UK-based tour operator, British law allows you to make a claim against the tour operator, even if the accident happened overseas. They're responsible for making sure hotels they partner with are safe, no matter where those hotels are located.
If you booked the hotel independently, you'll most likely need to make a claim under the laws of the country where the accident happened. This can be a bit more challenging, due to language barriers and unfamiliar legal systems. However, we have experience in handling international claims and can help you with this.
It's also worth noting that different countries have different time limits for making personal injury claims. While you generally have three years to make a claim in the UK, this period can be much shorter in other countries. As such, it's vital to act quickly if you've been injured abroad.
One more thing to consider is travel insurance. If you have a policy that covers personal injuries abroad, this can be a valuable resource. It may cover legal costs and even medical expenses, making the process a bit less stressful for you.
If you’re unsure about any aspect of this process, get in touch with Switalskis, and we’ll make it as straightforward as possible for you.
Navigating the process of making a hotel accident claim can feel daunting, but we're here to support you at every step. Here’s how the process works:
Throughout each of these steps, we'll keep you in the loop and make sure you're comfortable with how things are progressing.
If you’re making a claim against a UK-based tour operator, you’ll generally have three years from the date of the accident to start legal proceedings. If you only realised you were injured sometime after the accident, the three-year period starts from the ‘date of knowledge’, which is the day you became aware of your injuries.
However, if your accident happened abroad, the time limits can vary depending on the country where the accident took place. Some countries have much shorter time frames in which you can make a claim. That's why it's so important to act quickly, especially if you were injured outside the UK.
Missing the deadline can mean losing your right to claim compensation, no matter how strong your case is.
It's natural to wonder how much compensation you could receive for a hotel accident injury. While we can't give you an exact figure upfront, we can help you understand the factors that will be considered in determining the amount:
Remember, each case is unique, so these are general guidelines. We'll work closely with you to assess all the factors in your specific situation, aiming to secure the maximum compensation you're entitled to.
Many people worry about the cost of making a hotel accident claim, but at Switalskis, we’re dedicated to making sure that nobody is stopped from pursuing justice due to legal fees. This is why most of our cases are handled on a no win, no fee basis. Also known as a conditional fee agreement, a no win, no fee agreement means you won't have to pay any legal fees upfront.
If your claim is successful, a percentage of your compensation will be a contribution to our fees. This percentage will be agreed upon before we start your case, so there won't be any surprises.
We'll discuss all of the potential funding options with you during our initial consultation to make sure you're fully informed before proceeding. Our aim is always to find an arrangement that best fits your needs.
The length of time it takes to settle a hotel accident claim can vary widely. Any of the following factors can influence this timeline:
We'll keep you updated at every stage of the process, so you'll always know what's happening and what to expect next. While we aim to resolve your claim as quickly as possible, our main focus is on getting you the compensation you deserve.
Personal injury claims come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of rules, challenges and considerations. At Switalskis, we've got the expertise to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Here's a quick rundown of the various types of personal injury claims we can help you with:
If you've suffered an accident in a hotel due to someone else's negligence, you may be eligible for compensation. At Switalskis, we have extensive experience in handling hotel accident claims. We'll take the time to understand the specifics of your case and how it's impacted your life.
Call us today on 0800 1380 458 , orcontact us through the website for more information. We're here to help you every step of the way.