Hotel Accident Claims In London & Personal Injury Compensation Experts

100% No Win, No Fee Claims
Nothing to pay if you lose.

  • Hotel Accident victims get maximum compensation
  • Free legal advice from a friendly solicitor.
  • Specialist solicitors with up to 30 years experience
  • Find out if you can claim compensation Call 0800 073 8804

Start My Claim Online

Accident At A Hotel In London Claims Guide – How Much Compensation Can I Claim?

London hotel accident claims

London hotel accident claims

On this page, you will find a detailed guide to making a compensation claim for an accident at a hotel in London. It will attempt to answer questions such as, how to sue a hotel for negligence? It will contain everything that you need to know to begin making informed decisions about your own claim, and how to choose a high quality legal firm to process it.

Once you have finished reading this guide, you might find that you need some additional information, or some questions answered. If this is so, speak to one of the Legal Expert team on 0800 073 8804, and they will help you.

Select A Section:

A London Hotel Accident Claims Guide

In this hotel accidents guide, we aim to explain how to sue a hotel for an injury, and much more. You should find everything you need to learn about how your solicitor will process a claim for you.

The guide begins by giving a very basic definition of what a hotel accident is, and how you may be eligible to make a claim. It looks at the concept of liability, and why the hotelier may be pursued for compensation. The guide then moves on to cover many of the most common types of hotel accidents in more detail.

Towards the end of the guide, we introduce key facts regarding hotel claims. This includes a list of the steps you should take if you have come to harm in an accident. It also includes a list of the types of damages you might receive, and a table showing typical compensation amounts for a range of injuries.

The final part of the guide introduces the Legal Expert accident claims service. This is, we believe, the best way for residents of London and all across the UK to have their hotel accident claim processed. If you would like to know more about this service, call us on the number at the end of this guide today.

What Is An Accident In A Hotel In London, And Can I Claim Compensation?

London hotel statistics

London hotel statistics

Take a look at the graph above. It shows the number of hotels operating in London from 2008 to 2017. This is relevant to this guide to hotel injury compensation, as it shows just how many hotels could be the location of an accident. There are many.

Every hotel operator, be they a privately run affair, or part of a large hotel chain, is required by law to provide a safe environment. If they do not, and somebody is injured, then they could be liable to pay compensation. There are several groups of people who could be eligible to make a claim, and these are:

  • Hotel guests.
  • People visiting the hotel.
  • Hotel staff.

The hotel must conform with general legislation such as the Occupiers Liability Act, and all of the Health & Safety legislation that applies to the hospitality sector. This is a legal requirement; it is not optional.

If you have been harmed due to a hotel falling in its legal obligations to provide a safe and hazard free environment, Legal Expert should be able to help you claim. Call us on the number at the end of the page to find out how.

Who Can I Make A Hotel Accident Claim Against?

In order to make a hotel personal injury claim, there must be a liable party to claim against. There are a number of separate legal entities that you could be able to pursue for compensation, and these are:

  • The hotelier – if the hotel is a privately operated business.
  • The hotel chain – if the hotel is one of many that are operated by a single hotel chain.
  • Your travel vendor – if the price of the hotel was included in a package holiday deal.

No matter who you need to claim against, Legal Expert can help you. Speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this guide to start your claim today.

Accidents And Injuries In Your Hotel Room

In this section, we look at how to sue a hotel for injury in a hotel room. Your hotel room can present a number of health hazards, including:

  • Damage or faulty light fittings causing an electric shock.
  • A faulty electric kettle or coffee machine causing a scald.
  • A torn or frayed carpet causing a trip.
  • A leaking water heater in the bathroom causing a slip.

These are just some hazards that can cause an accident in a hotel room; there are more. Call Legal Expert today if you have come to harm in an accident in a hotel room, and we can get started on your claim.

London Hotel Slip And Fall Settlements

Slips, trips and falls are the most common of all hotel accidents that a personal injury lawyer will process claims for. These accidents can be caused due to many reasons, including:

  • A badly lit stairwell in the hotel.
  • A broken paving slab or potholes in the customer parking area.
  • Wet floors close to the pool area.
  • Spilt food and drink in the hotel dining room or restaurant.

No matter how your slip, trip or fall accident was caused, Legal Expert can help you to claim for it. Call us on the number at the end of this guide to find out how to proceed with your claim.

Claim For Food Poisoning From A Hotel In London

If you become ill after eating food in a hotel restaurant or dining room, you could have a valid reason to make a hotel personal injury claim. Food poisoning is caused by bad food, and food can go bad many ways in a hotel, such as:

  • Being left out on a breakfast buffet table for too long.
  • Being prepared in an unhygienic kitchen or served by unhygienic staff.
  • Being stored at the wrong temperature.
  • Being undercooked.

If you have come down with food poising due to hotel food, Legal Expert could help you claim. Give us a call and speak to one of our team on the number at the end of the page today.

Can I Claim Compensation For A Hotel Burn Injury?

If you are burned or scalded while visiting a hotel, if the incident was the fault of the hotelier, then a personal injury solicitor would be able to process a claim for you. Typical accidents that can cause this injury in a hotel are:

  • A faulty kettle or water heater causing a scald.
  • Insufficient emergency exits leading to you being burned in a hotel fire.
  • A member of the hotel restaurant staff spilling hot food or drink on you, causing a scald.
  • A hot ember from a BBQ being held at the hotel, causing you a burn.

If you have been burned or scalded while staying at a hotel, then call Legal Expert on the number at the end of this guide. One of our team will tell you how we can help with your claim.

Claim Compensation For Exposure To Or Infestations Of Bed Bugs

If you find that your hotel bed is infested by bed bugs, this could be a reason to make a claim. Bed bug bites are itchy, and can leave a very nasty looking red rash. Furthermore, you could end up carrying the bed bugs home in your luggage and clothing and infest your own home. If you have had a bad stay at a hotel in London due to bed bugs, let Legal Expert process a claim for you. Call us on the number below to proceed.

Theft, Assault, Or Damage To Personal Property

If you become the victim of a crime while staying at a hotel, you may be able to make a claim against the hotel. However, in some cases, the hotel would not be at fault. In these cases, you could potentially claim from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). This is a special organisation run by the UK Government that provides people who have been the victim of a crime such as assault, a way to make a claim. Legal Expert can advise you on how to make a claim against CICA. If you have been assaulted at a hotel in London, let us help. Call us on the number at the bottom of this page to proceed.

Furniture, Fixtures, And Fittings

If you are injured by one of the fixtures and fittings while you are staying in a hotel in London, you could be able to make a personal injury claim. Typical examples of these accidents include:

  • A broken chair that causes a fall.
  • A faulty lamp that causes an electric shock.
  • A faulty water heater in the shower causing a scald.
  • A torn carpet causing a trip.

No matter how you have been injured by the fixtures and fitting in your hotel room, Legal Expert should be able to help you make a claim. Speak to one of our team on the number at the end of the page to proceed.

Accidents In Swimming Pools Or Leisure Facilities At A Hotel In London

The swimming pool is one of the most hazardous areas of a hotel for guests, members of the public visiting the hotel, and also the staff. Any pool-related accident in a hotel in London could be the cause of hotel injury claims. Hazards can include:

  • No lifeguard on duty resulting in a drowning.
  • Damaged pool tiles causing a cut.
  • Water being carried into the hotel form the pool area causing a slip.
  • Badly maintained pool equipment causing an injury.

Legal Expert can help anyone who has been the victim of a hotel pool accident to proceed with a compensation claim. Call us on the number at the bottom of this guide to learn how.

London Hotel Lift And Escalator Accidents

Although they are quite rare, escalator and elevator accidents can and do happen in London hotels. Although they are generally not the kind of accident that sees the lift plummet to the bottom of the shaft. Instead, they generally involve a hotel visitor getting one of their extremities caught in a faulty door, causing an injury when they try to free themselves. Legal Expert can help you by processing a claim for a hotel lift or escalator accident. Call us on the number at the end of this page to proceed with your claim today.

Other Forms Of Accident Which Can Happen At A Hotel In London

The sections above covered some of the most common types of hotel accidents that Legal Expert helps our clients make a claim for. There are many more, less frequently seen accidents such as:

  • Road traffic accidents involving the hotel airport shuttle service.
  • Injuries that are caused by faulty or badly maintained equipment in the hotel gym.
  • Injuries caused by maintenance or construction workers at the hotel.
  • Accidents that are caused by a faulty balcony rail.

No matter how your hotel accident occurred, Legal Expert should be able to help you make a claim for it. For more information, call us on the number at the bottom of this page.

What Should I Do After An Accident At A Hotel In London?

If you have been injured while visiting, staying in, or working in a hotel, there are a number of steps that you can take to maximise your chances of winning a claim. These are:

  • Take photographs of the cause of the accident.
  • Gather contact details for any witnesses.
  • Get proper medical treatment at a hospital or clinic.
  • Make sure that you have reported the accident to the hotel.
  • Begin to list any financial losses caused by your injuries.

Taking steps such as these above, will make processing your claim much simpler, and more likely to be successful. Call Legal Expert and speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of the page to start your claim today.

I Was Injured At A Hotel In London, What Can I Claim Compensation For?

All hotel injury settlements are made up of a number of different types of damages, deepening on the circumstances of the claim. Typical types of damages you may receive as part of your compensation settlement could be:

  • General damages:
    • For a permeant disability
    • For a long and painful recovery.
    • For psychological damage.
    • For pain and suffering.
    • For mental trauma.
  • Special damages:
    • For the loss of future income.
    • For the loss of current earnings.
    • For care costs.
    • For private medical costs.
    • For travel costs.

If you would like to receive an estimate of what types of damages you might be able to claim in your own case, please call Legal Expert on the number below.

Accident At A Hotel In London Compensation Calculator

The table below contains information on the typical amount of compensation that could be awarded for a range of injuries that could be caused by a hotel accident.

Injury TypeHow Severe?InformationCompensation
Hand injuryMinor to seriousInjuries scale from tissue damage such as bruising and lacerations, through damage to the nerves and muscle, as well as fractures, to full amputation of one or both of the hands.Up to £54,307
Wrist injuryMinor to severeInjuries scale from bruising, abrasions and cuts, through nerve damage, sprains and fractures, to full paralysis of the wrist.Up to £4,187
Arm injuryModerate to severeInjuries scale from tissue damage such as abrasions and cuts, through sprains, nerve damage and fractures, to amputation of the arm either below or above the elbow, or at the shoulder.Up to £114,837
Finger injuryMinor to severeInjuries scale from dislocations, cuts and bruises, through sprains and fractures, to amputation of one, more or all of the fingers.Up to £21,947
Thumb injuryMinor to severeInjuries scale from dislocations, cuts and bruises, through sprains and fractures, to amputation of one or both of the thumbs.Up to £48,047
Back injuryMinor to severeInjuries scale from damage to the soft tissue of the back such as bruises and cuts, through nerve damage and sprains, to complete paralysis either from the neck or lower down.Up to £141,177
Neck injuryMinor to severeInjuries scale from damage to the soft tissue of the neck such as bruises and cuts, through nerve damage and sprains, to complete paralysis either from the neck down.Up to £130,087
Toe injuryModerate to severeInjuries scale from dislocations, cuts and bruises, through sprains and fractures, to amputation of one, more or all of the toes.Up to £49,147
Ankle injuryMinor to severeInjuries scale from bruising, abrasions and cuts, through nerve damage, sprains and fractures, to full paralysis of the ankle.Up to £61,147
Foot injuryMinor to very severeInjuries scale from tissue damage such as bruising and lacerations, through damage to the nerves and muscle, as well as fractures, to full amputation of one or both of the feet.Up to £96,147
Leg injuryMinor to severeInjuries scale from tissue damage such as abrasions and cuts, through sprains, nerve damage and fractures, to amputation of the leg either below or above the knee.Up to £119,247

To receive a personalised estimate of how much you might be able to claim in your own case, speak to one of the Legal Expert team on the number below today.

No Win No Fee London Hotel Accident Claims

Legal Expert can provide a No Win No Fee claims service to residents of London who need to make a hotel accident claim. When you use this service, we don’t charge any fee at all when we onboard your claim. We also don’t charge any fee as we pursue a settlement for you. If we fail to win your claim, then the cost is zero to you. When we do win your claim though, we will take our fee from the compensation payment we have received for you, and forward you what is left.

How To Contact Our Team

Have you been injured in an accident at a hotel? Do you believe that you have due cause to make an accident in hotel claim for this accident? If so, please speak to one of the Legal Expert team at 0800 073 8804 today. They will be waiting to talk you through our new claims service so that we can start working on your claim right away.

Useful Guides

You can find the website of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority at this link:

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

At this link below, you can find all of the Health & Safety legislation for the hospitality industry:

Health & Safety in the hospitality sector

We have produced a general guide to making hotel claims at this link:

A guide to hotel claims

If you were injured at a Premier Inn Hotel, you could check out this guide:

A guide to claiming for an accident at a Premier Inn Hotel

If you were injured at a Hilton Hotel, you could check out this guide:

A guide to claiming for an accident at a Hilton Hotel

Contact Us

Fill in your details below for a free callback

Name :
Email :
Phone :
Services :
Time to call :

Latest News