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Compensation for Burns From Hotel Radiators

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Bartletts Solicitors have handled a number of personal injury claims over the past 12 months on behalf of people with burn injuries from contact with hotel radiators lacking proper safety covers. Exposed pipework and hot surfaces on conventional radiators may cause severe burns, as their temperature can rise to between 75 and 80°C.

This is only marginally below the temperature of boiling water, and will burn human skin within seconds on contact. Therefore, if a hotel guest leans against a radiator of this kind they risk burning their legs, while the hands and fingers may also be burned if a person accidentally touches such an intensely hot surface.

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Exposed pipework and extremely hot surfaces on radiators at hotels represent a clear risk to the safety of guests, and hotels are expected by law to take measures to prevent visitors from being burned by them. Properly installed and good quality radiator covers can offer the necessary protection, as can low-surface temperature radiators (LSTs), which control the temperature of their exposed surfaces in the region of 40°C, recognised as being a reasonably safe heat. The other advantage of low-surface temperature radiators is that they are smoothly contoured, meaning a person is less likely to injure themselves if they accidentally fall against one.
Burn injuries from radiators have the potential to cause permanent scarring if the burn is deep enough to prevent the human skin from regenerating. Burn injuries will very often require immediate hospital attention and pain-killing medication. In the longer term they can be unsightly and disfiguring, and this can also damage an injured person emotionally. Hotel’s owe their guests a duty of care which they may breach, if any aspect of their property is in a dangerous condition and causes an injury. An exposed radiator surface or pipe pumping out an excessively high level of heat poses a clear hazard, and hotels must make sure that radiators in their rooms do not do so.
Hotels will therefore often be liable to pay compensation to guests burned by radiators in their hotel rooms and elsewhere on the premises. Our solicitors handle numerous claims on behalf of injured hotel guests, and can help you gain the maximum amount of compensation with the minimum of fuss. Contact our specialist hotel accident lawyers today for free legal advice.

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