I had a severe reaction when I was bitten all night by bed bugs and wish to know if I can claim compensation for being bitten by bed bugs in a hotel.
You may be able to claim compensation for being bitten by bed bugs in hotel, but only if it can be proven that the injury you sustained was adequately serious enough for you to require medical treatment and that your injuries were directly associated with the hotel’s negligence.
Your compensation for being bitten by bed bugs in hotel can be supported by your medical records which will show that you were treated by a professional medical practitioner following your severe reaction to the bites. It must be noted that first aid or self-administered treatment would not serve as sufficient evidence in your claim.
It must also be proven that the hotel room you were assigned was not in a satisfactorily clean or safe condition for guests to use and that it was a health hazard. The hotel should have made sure that the bed bug infestation was dealt with immediately after it was discovered and guests should not have been allowed to stay in the room until the problem had been adequately handled. You should have made a complaint with the hotel manager and had the incident recorded in the hotel’s Accident Report Book.
Since bed bug bites –although painful – tend to only result in short-term damage, you would be advised to speak about your compensation for being bitten by bed bugs in hotel claim with a solicitor at the first practical moment, in order to discuss the circumstances of your particular case. An experienced solicitor would be the best authority to advise you on whether or not you have a viable claim.