Legal options for compensation after sustaining burns or scalds on holiday
When planning a holiday, most people imagine relaxing on a beach or exploring a new city, not sustaining an injury. Unfortunately, accidents can happen, and burns or scalds are a common type of injury that holiday goers can sustain.
Burns or scalds can occur at any number of places, but one of the most common causes of scalds on holiday is hot drinks. Whether you’re on an aeroplane, in a hotel restaurant, or at a café abroad, spills can happen at any time. Unfortunately, many holiday package providers and restaurants do not take sufficient care to prevent spills, leading to burns or scalds that can cause serious injury.
To reduce the risk of scalds from hot drinks, holidaymakers should be careful with any hot beverages, check the temperature of the drink before consuming, and use appropriate cups and lids. However, in the event that a vacationer suffers from burns due to the negligence of a resort, hotel, or establishment, there may be valid grounds for seeking compensation for any resulting injuries.
Alternative scenarios that may lead to burns or scalds while on vacation could include a variety of situations:
- Touching hot objects or surfaces, such as hot light bulbs or plates
- Scalds from hot tubs or showers
- Chemical burns, such as from hotel pool maintenance chemicals
Taking the legal route
The responsibility for burns and scalds would be determined by a court of law, however, holiday package providers and establishments at holiday destinations have a legal duty to ensure that their facilities are safe for customers. If you’ve sustained a burn or scald on holiday, you may be able to make a claim for compensation against the relevant party responsible for the injury.
The chances of winning your claim will depend on various factors, including the strength of your evidence and the severity of your injuries.
A specialist holiday injury solicitor organisation, such as the Holiday Claims Bureau, can also guide you through the legal process and advise you on the best course of action, whether that be settling out of court or going to trial.
Have you sustained a burn or a scald on holiday?
In the event that you suffer from a burn or a scald on holiday, it is advisable to take certain measures to safeguard your interests in the event of filing for compensation against the concerned establishment:
- The first priority should be to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Keep the affected area clean and dry and to cover it with a sterile dressing to protect it from infection.
- Report the incident to the holiday package provider, hotel, or restaurant where the injury occurred and gather evidence, such as witness statements and photographs of the scene.
- Seek legal advice from a specialist holiday solicitor organisation such as the Holiday Claims Bureau.
At the Holiday Claims Bureau, we understand the challenges faced by holidaymakers who have sustained an injury on holiday. We are experts in helping holidaymakers make claims for compensation against holiday package providers, hotels, and other responsible partie
Our specialist team is available to speak with you today at 0161 813 2131 or you can reach out to us online. If you are ready to start your claim, you can use our contact form. We operate on a No Win, No Fee basis and are committed to helping you receive the compensation that you deserve for any damages and losses you may have experienced during your package holiday.
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