Hotel Accident In Spain Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For A Personal Injury?

Have you been the victim of a hotel accident in Spain that was not your fault? If so, you will likely be exploring the possibility of making an accident claim. Read on to discover whether you should proceed with this or not and much more…

Spanish hotel accident claim

Spanish hotel accident claim

It is important to establish that there is a whole host of different incidents that can lead to a successful personal injury claim for any type of injury you have suffered in Spain. The following is a mere handful of examples…

  • Motorbike accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Criminal injuries
  • Spa treatments gone wrong
  • Car crashes
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Food poisoning
  • Product liability incidents
  • … And much, much more!

In this guide, we are going to focus on hotel accidents specifically, such as balcony falls, food poisoning, and such like. It does not matter what category your injury falls in to, what matters is the following three questions…

  • Did the accident occur because of someone else’s error or negligence?
  • Did you see a doctor as a result of your injuries?
  • Did the incident happen within the personal injury claims time limit, which is typically the past one year (more on this later)?

If you can answer yes to those three questions, you can deduce that you have a very good chance of getting compensation.

When it comes to determining how much compensation you will get it is impossible to say without knowing the ins and outs of your case. Nevertheless, you should know that compensation is split into two parts. Firstly there are general damages, which is the money you will receive for the injury itself. Secondly, you have special damages, which is compensation for any expenses incurred because of the injury.

To make your accident claim for any hotel accident abroad, all you need to do is get in touch with Accident Claims UK. We are an experienced law firms in the UK. We have an impeccable reputation and are sure you will be happy with the service you experience. You can reach us on 0800 073 8801. But first, make sure you continue reading to find out how to make a claim.

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A Guide To Claiming Compensation For A Hotel Accident In Spain

You would be shocked to discover the number of people that have been entitled to personal injury compensation yet they have never made a claim. This is especially the case for those who want to make a hotel personal injury claim for something that happened in Spain, or anywhere else around the world for that matter. There are a number of reasons for this.

One of the major reasons why people do not make an accident claim is that they don’t actually realise that they are able to go for compensation. In order to determine whether you have a chance of getting compensation, you need to ask yourself the following three questions…

  1. Did the accident happen because of someone else’s error or negligence?
  2. Did the incident occur within the time limit applicable to your case?
  3. Did you see a doctor for your injuries?

If you have answered yes to all three questions you will definitely have a strong chance of getting compensation. In this guide, we will reveal more about how you make a claim and the types of hotel injury claims that can be seen in hotels.

Another reason why people do not claim is because they do not have enough money to make a claim. A lot of people think about making an accident claim, they ring up a solicitor and then the extortionate fees put them off. It can cost a bomb just for a consultation! Nonetheless, this is actually only the case in regards to a traditional solicitor’s service. If you go for a No Win, No Fee solicitor you will not need any money to begin your claim and financial risk will be diminished. We will also discuss more about this in this guide.

Last but not least, the third major reason why a lot of people fail to make an accident claim is because they do not want the hassle of going to court. They have already suffered an injury and so do not want any more hassle. This is understandable. However, did you know that very few personal injury cases actually end up going to trial? Therefore, it is highly unlikely that will happen. Moreover, at Accident Claims UK, it is our goal to handle your claim as smoothly and quickly as possible. So, with that being said, continue reading our Spain holiday compensation guide to discover everything you need to know.

What Are Hotel Accidents?

There are so many different types of injuries and/or accidents that can result in hotel accident claims. When staying at a hotel, it is the company’s responsibilty to keep you safe. If they fail to do so, you can make a claim. This could be anything from a swimming pool illness to a hotel balcony accident.

Can I Claim Compensation For An Accident In My Hotel In Spain?

If you have been involved in a hotel accident in Spain and have suffered an injury as a consequence you will be wondering whether you have grounds for an injury claim for it.

The first thing you need to do when determining whether you have a strong chance of getting compensation is identify who is at fault for the accident. Who is to blame? The incident must have taken place because of someone (not you) who has made an error or been negligent. It cannot have happened because of your own mistake. You need to show the hotel is at fault.

The next thing you need to do is determine when the accident happened. A lot of people are shocked to discover that there is a time limit on hotel injury claims. This is often three years if on a UK package holiday and only one year if privately booked, which begins from the date of the accident but can vary so do call us to check. Please note that court proceedings must be issued within this time period.

Last but not least, if you want to have any chance of making a successful claim you must have visited a medical professional as a result of your injuries. This is the only way you are going to be able to prove that you did indeed suffer from the injuries that you are claiming for.

Who Is Liable For Your Hotel Accident In Spain?

In most cases, the owner of the hotel will be liable for your accident. The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 is the legislation in place that states the legal framework regarding this.

Types Of Holiday Accident Claims In Spain We Can Help With

Spanish Hotel Balcony Falls

There have been several cases of people having fatal falls from balconies on holiday in Spain. These can be caused by the guest or hotel. If you are to make a hotel balcony accident claim, the latter needs to be the case. For example, the balcony’s design may have been dangerous or it may not have been maintained well.

Slips Or Falls At A Hotel In Spain

We can also assign you a personal injury lawyer if you want to make a claim for a slip, trip, or fall that has happened at your hotel. There are many different ways that this could happen, from slipping on an unmarked wet floor in the hotel shop to tripping in the car park because of a dangerous pothole.

Food poisoning Or A Waterborne Illness Caused By Your Hotel

We have helped many people to claim because of suffering food poisoning while on holiday. If the food you have been given has not been prepared or stored properly, it is easy to contract food poisoning. Symptoms range from nausea to dehydration. In most cases, people suffering from food poisoning make a quick recovery, however, there have been cases that have been life threatening.

Assault, Theft, And Property Damage Claims

There is no denying the fact that any sort of injury can be distressing and worrying, but this is even more so the case if the accident has occurred because of criminal activity. If you have had the misfortune of being injured because of a crime that was committed, you will be entitled to compensation. You probably have hundreds of questions running through your mind regarding what to do next. Keeping that in mind, read on for some of the most common questions answered…

Do I have to report the incident to the police in order to make a claim? The simple answer is yes. All crimes need to be reported, irrespective of their severity. If you have not reported the incident to the police you are essentially not cooperating. The CICA (Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority) may refuse you compensation on these grounds.

I reported the incident to the police, but they have not taken any action, can I still get compensation? You can. So long as you have reported the accident in Bolton to the police, you have played your role. You will still be entitled to compensation irrespective of what happens in the criminal case.

I was not the target of the crime; can I still make a claim for my injuries? Yes. It doesn’t matter whether you were the intended target are not. All that matters is the fact that you were injured because of someone else and so you are entitled to compensation.

Is there a deadline on making a claim for criminal activity related injuries? When it comes to all personal injury cases you have three years to make a claim. However, it is advisable to make your claim as soon as possible, especially when it comes to those involving crimes. In fact, the CICA tend to have a two-year limit deadline and they aren’t very accommodating of any delays. Exceptions to this time frame are extremely year.

Claim Against Your Spanish Hotel For Bed Bug Bites

As well as being very irritating in the moment whilst on holiday, bug bugs can get into your clothing and on your person and be carried home with you. This is not the type of souvenir anyone wants! We can help you to make a claim for an accident in a hotel room like this.

Spanish Hotel Escalator And Lift Injuries

There is no denying that hotel, escalators and lifts are not often the sites for accidents. However, they do happen, and the impact can often be very severe. If you have been involved in any accidents like this, give us a call today for advice on hotel injury claims.

Swimming Pool And Leisure Facility Accidents

There are many different accidents and injuries that can happen because of people using the leisure facilities at the hotel, including the swimming pool. This could be in or around swimming pools, which are not monitored or cleaned properly. This can also happen if someone has used gym equipment, which has not been maintained properly, or if they have had a beauty treatment that has gone wrong.

Scald And Burn Injury Claims

Burns and scalds can happen due to foods or drinks being served too hot, or being spilled on people. They can happen to members of staff involved in food preparation, so we can also help you to claim if you are a member of staff and you have been injured in this matter. Such accidents can also happen if the water in a shower is far too hot (due to an error on the hotels part).

Broken And Damaged Furniture Injuries

Old furniture or fittings (such as a seat or railing) can break and cause people potentially serious injuries. If furniture and fittings are not maintained properly, damage can easily occur. This is especially dangerous when it comes to the likes of electrical wiring.

What Should I Do If Injured At A Hotel In Spain

Are you thinking about making an accident claim in Spain? If so, you want to ensure you get the full amount of compensation you are entitled to. Unfortunately there are indeed ways to jeopardise your case. We don’t want this to happen to you, which is why we have put together some top tips…

Make your claim as quickly as possible

A lot of people wait to make a claim, as they want to focus on their recovery first and foremost. Of course, this is understandable. However, you should make your accident claim as soon as you feel ready. There is a one-year time limit on most personal injury cases. Nonetheless, there may be other restrictions in your way.

Keep proof of all expenses incurred

When making any type of accident claim, you will not only be compensated for your suffering but also any costs encountered because of the injury as well. Therefore, you need to keep proof of your expenses. This includes everything from prescription costs and medical expenses, to travel costs and loss of income.

See a doctor as soon as possible

When suffering a minor injury a lot of people bypass a trip to the doctor, as they would rather cope with the injury themselves. This is a big mistake to make when it comes to making your accident claim. If you don’t see a medical professional how are you going to prove you suffered an injury in the first place?

Contact Accident Claims UK

You need a quality personal injury solicitor on your side if you are going to have any chance of getting the full compensation you deserve. This is exactly what you have got with Accident Claims UK. All of our solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis and thus you can be sure you will benefit from a high quality service and that financial risk will be diminished as well.

What Can My Damages Claim Against A Hotel In Spain Include?

No matter how you have sustained an injury in a hotel in Spain, one thing is for sure – if it was not your fault, you will be entitled to compensation.

If you have suffered any injury you will, of course, be compensated for your pain and the impact the injury is going to have on your every day life. However, you will also receive special damages too. These are essentially out-of-pocket expenses – any money you have lost as a result of being injured. So, when you visit the hospital and you have to pay money to park in the car park, this counts towards special damages.

Here are some further examples of special damages relating to those that have sustained injuries

  • Medical expenses
  • Prescription costs
  • Transport expenses
  • Loss of earnings
  • Childcare costs
  • Expenses for alternative accommodation
  • … And much, much more

The best way to determine whether something counts as a special expense is to ask yourself whether you would have encountered the expense if you had not suffered the injury. If not, then you can claim for it.

Nevertheless, it is imperative to ensure you have proof of every expense. You are not going to be able to claim just because you have said you had to sort out alternative transport or that your prescriptions cost the said amount. It is consequently vital to keep a hold of relevant receipts and such like.

If you have suffered an injury while in your hotel in Spain, the best thing to do is get in touch with Accident Claims UK today. We will answer all of your questions and put you in touch with one of our specialist No Win, No Fee solicitors who will handle your case for you and ensure you get the full amount of money you deserve.

Hotel Accident In Spain Compensation Claims Calculator

We know that you will want to know how much compensation you may receive, and rightly so. However, one thing we do not recommend is using a personal injury claims calculator, as they are not very accurate. Instead, look at the table below for average payout amounts, and do not hesitate to give us a call for more details.

What sort of injury have you sustained? Average payout for this sort of injury
Shoulder Injuries £16,830 to £42,110
Neck Injuries In the region of £130,060
Wrist Injuries £21,480 to £34,340
Wrist Injuries £41,760 to £52,490
Severe Knee Injuries £22,960 to £38,120
Severe Knee Injuries £45,700 to £61,140
Severe Knee Injuries £61,140 to £84,360
Fractures of Cheekbones £8,940 to £13,840
Multiple Fractures of Facial Bones £13,080 to £21,000
Minor injuries £1,200 to £2,150
Minor injuries £600 to £1,200
Minor injuries A few hundred pounds to £600

No Win No Fee Spanish Hotel Accident Claims

You are pretty much assured to benefit from a much better service if you use a No Win, No Fee solicitor to make your accident claim. This type of solicitor is going to be more impacted by the outcome of your case, and so you can be sure they will give it the level of attention it deserves. Moreover, financial risk is diminished dramatically and you do not need any money to begin your claim.

How Our Qualified Team Can Help You

If you have been the victim of an injury that was caused because of someone else’s error or negligence, you will likely be entitled to compensation. You have probably heard that statement many times before. And, it is true, but the one thing you need to arm yourself with to ensure you get the money you deserve is a quality law firm. Read on to discover the top reasons why Accident Claims UK is a brilliant choice for anyone wanting to make a claim in Spain…

  1. Experience

Since we opened our doors, we have successfully helped thousands of personal injury victims. This experience assures you that you are in safe hands. It is likely that we will have dealt with claims similar to yours many, many times before.

  1. Legal Advice

One of the qualities that stand Accident Claims UK from the crowd is the fact that we have a legal helpline available 24/7. All you need to do is give us a call and one of our experienced and friendly advisers will happily answer all of your questions.

  1. Exceptional reputation

One thing we are extremely proud of at Accident Claims UK is our reputation. This is built on four solid foundations – accountability, dependability, reliability and integrity.

  1. No Win, No Fee

All of our solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis. This presents many advantages for you. You will not need any money to begin your claim. Financial risk is eliminated. And, we will only take on your claim if we believe you have a genuine chance of getting compensation.

  1. Convenience

Last but not least, our service is extremely convenient. As mentioned before, we are available every hour and every second of every day. Moreover, there are several different ways to get in touch, as you will see below.

Contact Accident Claims UK Today

If you want to make a claim for a hotel accident that has occurred in Spain, all you need to do is give us a call on 0800 073 8801. This is our legal helpline, which is open seven days a week, and 24 hours a day, so you can call at any time or day that is convenient for you. You can also get in touch via email, live chat, or by entering your details so we can call you back.

Where To Find More Information And Consular Assistance


British Consulate Madrid

Torre Espacio,

Paseo de la Castellana 259D,

28046 Madrid,


Tel: +34 917 14 63 00

Spain Claims – Claims for other incidents that happen in Spain.

Abroad Claims – Claims for incidents in other countries.