Hotel Accident Claims In Croatia – How To Claim – How much compensation can i claim for personal injury
On this page, you will find a guide to the process of making hotel accident claims in Croatia. Croatia was once part of Yugoslavia, which at one time, was a growing holiday destination for UK tourists. However, during the “Yugoslavia Wars” of the late 1980s and early 1990s, Yugoslavia was split up into several smaller sovereign states, with Croatia being one of them. As one would expect, tourism during this period completely died. However, over two decades later, Croatia has made a comeback as an inexpensive, exciting holiday destination, with much to offer.
A visit to Croatia is generally very safe. Yet as with every country that is developing its tourist industry at the same time as bringing its economic, cultural and commercial infrastructure up to western standards, there are risks involved when visiting the country. Health and safety legislation is very loosely policed in Croatia, and because of this, visitors can be exposed to risks they would not encounter at home. We have produced a guide to claiming for holiday accidents in Croatia, that you might find of use, it can be found at this link:
If you are injured in an accident while staying in a hotel in Croatia, Legal Expert should be able to help you to claim compensation. Call us on 0800 073 8804, and explain your accident to us. We will tell you if we think we can help you.
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- A guide to Croatian hotel accident claims
- How to claim compensation against hotels in Croatia
- Hotel accident claims for falls or slips
- Hotel foodborne illness claims in Croatia
- Hotel assaults or property damage
- Hotel bed bug bites
- Hotel lift injury claims
- Hotel swimming pools accidents in Croatia
- Hotel burn accidents and injuries
- Injuries suffered in your hotel room
- How to make a claim against a hotel in Croatia
- What could you include in a compensation claim against a hotel?
- Hotel accident claims in Croatia compensation calculator
- No win no fee Croatian hotel injury claims
- Why you should make a hotel accident claim in Croatia with Legal Expert
- Call us to discuss your claim
- Helpful links
A Guide To Croatian Hotel Accident Claims
This guide to making a hotel personal injury claim, for an accident that occurred in a hotel in Croatia, contains everything you need to know, to make informed choices about how best to proceed with your claim. It begins by giving some basic information, including why you could be eligible to make a claim if you are involved in a hotel accident on holiday.
The guide then moves on to cover many of the most common types of hotel accidents that a personal injury lawyer will process claims for. The later sections of this guide provide factual information, including a table of typical compensation amounts paid for a range of injuries, and also an overview of the typical types of damages a settlement would be made up of. Finally, we cover the Legal Expert holiday claims service. This is a financially risk-free, and simple way for you to have your accident claim processed. As an addendum, you will find a number of useful links that will provide you with more information.
If you have any questions that are unanswered once you reach the end of this guide, please call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of this page. One of our team will answer any questions, using plain English with no jargon, and help you to get your claim started.
How To Claim Compensation Against Hotels In Croatia
The graph above, shows how tourism in the region that is now Croatia, completely died off during the civil conflict and war in the mid-90s. However, Croatia has now bounced back as a tourist destination, and is becoming popular once again with UK tourists.
However, as one can image, a country that is recovering from a devastating civil war just 20 or so years ago, does not have the same level of tourist infrastructure as more stable areas of Europe. Therefore, health and safety in Croatia is somewhat lax. If you are injured in a hotel while visiting the country, the way that you claim compensation will depend on how you booked your trip, as explained below.
If Your Booked Your Hotel In Croatia As Part Of A Package Holiday
In this case, you would claim compensation from the UK based travel vendor that sold you your package holiday to Croatia. All package tour vendors in the UK are legally obliged to provide a specific level of service and safety for their customers. Failure to meet this obligation will leave the customer eligible to claim compensation from the travel company.
If Your Booked Your Hotel In Croatia Yourself
If you booked your hotel yourself, either as a walk in, or online through a booking site, then you will need to claim compensation directly from the hotelier in Croatia. This is a more challenging task that claiming against a package tour operator.
Hotel Accident Claims For Falls Or Slips
One of the most common reasons for a person to make an accident in hotel claim, is due to a slip, trip or fall accident. These are very common, and can be caused by a wide range of hazards, such as:
- Spilt food in a hotel dining room.
- Wet floors while the hotel is being cleaned.
- Damaged floor coverings such as warped floor tiles, or frayed carpets.
- Badly laid or broken paving slabs in the hotel garden.
Hotel Foodborne Illness Claims In Croatia
Illnesses such as food poisoning, are common complaints that UK holidaymakers suffer from while on holiday overseas. Foodborne illnesses can be caused in many ways, such as:
- Food stored at the wrong temperature.
- Food prepared by unhygienic kitchen staff, or in an unhygienic kitchen.
- Food that has been reheated.
- Food that has been left to sit on a hotel breakfast buffet table for too long.
If you are the victim of an injury or illness in Croatia, and the cause of the problem was a third-party, you should be able to make a claim. Call Legal Expert on the number down at the end of the page to proceed with a claim today.
Hotel Assaults Or Property Damage
Crime rates in Croatia are quite low (18.25). However, it should be noted that the crime rate has grown by almost 50% between the start of 2015 and the end of 2017. If this trend continues, Croatia will become increasingly dangerous for tourists.
Croatia is a fairly poor country, with a low income level. Therefore, wealthy tourists are an attractive target for thieves in Croatia. And although the likelihood of being mugged or assaulted in Croatia is quite low as a tourist, theft from hotel rooms can be a problem in certain areas. This is especially true for people who are staying in a budget hotel that they booked independently.
You may be able to make hotel insurance claims, if your property is damaged or stolen in a hotel in Croatia. If not, Legal Expert can help you to claim for property damage, theft and violent crime. Call us on the number at the end of this page to begin.
Hotel Bed Bug Bites
A bed bug infestation is an uncomfortable experience. Bed bug bites are itchy, and can leave a bad rash. In 2018, bed bugs were also tied to certain parasite infections in humans, with the bed bugs being the vector for these infections.
Moving hotel room may not be enough, not if the entire property is infected. The only choice in this situation, is to move to a different hotel. This, of course, would be at your own expense.
If you have had problems with bed bugs in a hotel in Croatia, Legal Expert can help you to claim for the negative effect on your holiday, and also any additional spending due to having to move hotels. Call us on the number at the end of this guide to learn more.
Hotel Lift Injury Claims
To answer the question, can I sue for an elevator accident? The answer is yes, as long as it can be proven that the hotel itself was somehow responsible for the accident happening. In most cases, elevator accidents are caused by malfunctioning lifts, that have been poorly maintained. If this is the case with your accident, then you would have a viable reason to claim hotel injury compensation. Call Legal Expert on the number at the bottom of this page to start a claim for an elevator accident, in a Croatian hotel today.
Hotel Swimming Pools Accidents In Croatia
The swimming pool can be one of the most hazardous areas of a hotel, and pool accidents are certainly one of the most common reasons we see claimants make a hotel personal injury claim. A pool can present dangers such as:
- No lifeguard on duty.
- Damaged pool equipment.
- Wet floors close to the pool area.
- Bacteria and germs in the water.
- Broken or cracked tiles in the pool.
If you have been injured in your hotel pool, whilst on holiday in Croatia, then Legal Expert can likely help you make a claim. Call us on the number at the bottom of this page, and we can get started with your claim straight away.
Hotel Burn Accidents And Injuries
Scalding is one of the common causes of accidents in hotels. Burns are less common, but hotel guests are burned in a hotel fire from time to time. Some of the main burn or scald hazards in a hotel are:
- An electric kettle or coffee machine in a hotel room.
- A faulty shower unit in a hotel room.
- Spilt liquid or food in the hotel restaurant or café.
- Inadequate fire preventions such as smoke alarms, allowing a hotel fire to spread.
- Insufficient emergency exits being provided for hotel residents.
If you are scalded or burned while staying in a hotel in Croatia, Legal Expert should be able to help you to make a compensation claim for your injuries. Call us on the number at the end of this guide to find out how.
Injuries Suffered In Your Hotel Room
Above, we have covered many of the frequently encountered types of accidents in a hotel, that could result in a holiday accident claim being made. There are, of course, many more less frequently seen accidents, that can take place in a hotel, such as:
- Damaged furniture casing a fall.
- Broken light switches of plug sockets causing an electric shock.
- Faulty balcony rails causing a fall.
- Cracked glasses or cups causing a cut.
- Unhygienic tea or coffee making facilities in a room, causing an illness.
These are just a few more potential hazards in a hotel in Croatia. No matter how your injuries came about, if the hotel was liable for the accident that caused them, then Legal Expert should be able to help you make a claim. Calls on the number below, and explain your accident to us. We will tell you whether we think you have a valid reason to claim or not.
How To Make A Claim Against A Hotel In Croatia
Making a compensation claim for a hotel accident is really quite straightforward. However, there are some things you can do, that will make your chances of being successful much higher. The steps below, will help to improve the chance of your claim having a positive outcome.
- Make sure that you have followed the hotel guest injury procedure at your hotel, with regard to reporting an accident.
- Get medical treatment at a proper hotel or clinic.
- Inform the police if you have been the victim of a crime such as property theft or assault.
- If you are travelling to Croatia on a package holiday, inform your travel company of the accident.
- Take photographs of the location of the accident and its cause.
- Gather witness contact details.
What Could You Include In A Compensation Claim Against A Hotel?
When you make a compensation claim for an accident in a hotel in Croatia, the settlement you finally receive, will be made up of a number of different types of damages. These fit into two main categories. General damages, for the physical aspects of the accident and your injuries, and special damages, to compensate for financial or other non-physical losses. Examples of the types of damages you might receive include:
- Special damages:
- Loss of future life quality.
- Lowered future earning potential.
- Loss of current income.
- Private medical care fees, including in-home
- Travel costs
- General damages:
- Permanent disabilities.
- Long and painful recovery.
- Psychological damage.
- Mental trauma.
- Pain and suffering.
Hotel Accident Claims In Croatia Compensation Calculator
Hotel injury settlements differ from claim to claim; each one is different. However, the table below will give you an indication of how much compensation you could expect to receive, across a wide range of injury types.
|Toe injury||Moderate - severe||Injuries will range from cuts, lacerations and abrasions, through dislocation and breaks, to amputation of all toes.||Up to £49,138|
|Ankle injury||Minor - severe||Injuries will range from soft tissue damage, through breaks, sprains and tendon damage, to loss of function of the ankle.||Up to £61,138|
|Foot injury||Minor - very severe||Injuries will range from damage to the soft tissue of the foot, through sprains and breaks, to amputation of both feet.||Up to £96,138|
|Leg injury||Minor - severe||Injuries will range from damage to the soft tissue such as cuts and abrasions, trough tendon or muscle damage and broken bones, to complete amputation of both legs.||Up to £119,238|
|Hand injury||Minor - serious||Injuries will range from damage to the soft tissue of the hand, through sprains and breaks, to amputation of both hands.||Up to £54,298|
|Wrist injury||Minor - severe||Injuries will range from soft tissue damage, through breaks, sprains and tendon damage, to loss of function of the wrist.||Up to £4,178|
|Arm injury||Moderate - severe||Injuries will range from damage to the soft tissue such as cuts and abrasions, trough tendon or muscle damage and broken bones, to complete amputation of both arms.||Up to £114,828|
|Finger injury||Minor - severe||Injuries will range from cuts, lacerations and abrasions, through dislocation and breaks, to amputation of all fingers.||Up to £21,938|
|Thumb injury||Minor - severe||Injuries will range from cuts, lacerations and abrasions, through dislocation and breaks, to amputation of both thumbs.||Up to £48,038|
|Neck injury||Minor - severe||Injuries will range from damage to the soft tissue of the neck, this includes cuts, bruising and lacerations, through sprained neck muscles and broken vertebrae, to complete paralysis or loss of function of the neck.||Up to £130,078|
|Back injury||Minor - severe||Injuries will range from damage to the soft tissue of the back, this includes cuts, bruising and lacerations, through sprained back muscles and broken vertebrae, to complete paralysis or loss of function of the back.||Up to £141,168|
No Win No Fee Croatian Hotel Injury Claims
Legal Expert offers UK holidaymakers our No Win No Fee holiday claims service, as the best way to have a claim processed for a hotel accident in Croatia. Under this No Win No Fee agreement, there is zero cost to start your claim, and zero cost as we process your claim. If we don’t win you any settlement, then you still pay nothing at all. When we do win a settlement for you though, we take our fee straight out of the compensation we have received for you, and then give you the rest.
Why You Should Make A Hotel Accident Claim In Croatia With Legal Expert
When Legal Expert acts as your holiday accident solicitor, you can rest assured that we will always try and win you the maximum compensation pay-out we can. Although we won’t take risks, that could lead to you losing your right to make a claim. We are always available to update you on what we are doing for you, and answer any questions that you may have. Call us on the number below to get started today.
Call Us To Discuss Your Claim
Are you ready to have Legal Expert act as your personal injury solicitor, and process a personal injury claim for a hotel accident in Croatia? If you are, call us on 0800 073 8804 now. One of our team is waiting to explain our claims service to you, and begin working on your claim right now.
The UK Government has published detailed travel advice for Croatia at this link:
The NHS has published good information about getting medical treatment in Croatia, at this link:
At the link below, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for slip, trip and fall accidents:
At the link below, you will find a guide to claiming compensation for swimming pool accidents: