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    • CharlotteJT
    • By CharlotteJT 16th Oct 19, 11:04 PM
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    Broke toe/s in hotel room...
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    Broke toe/s in hotel room... 16th Oct 19 at 11:04 PM
    Hi all.

    So I'll be completely honest about this. I stayed in a Travelodge in London last month. I kept stubbing my toes on the bed (as did my daughter and said she also had the same problem last time she stayed in the exact same hotel). On one of the evenings of my stay, I stubbed it so hard that I broke at least one toe, although I think it could possibly three toes (hospitals don't x-ray for broken toes anymore which is understandable).

    I thought nothing of it. Accidents happen. The bed was not faulty in any way. But a few people have said I may be able to do some kind of accident claim so thought I'd ask on here what your opinions are.

    I didn't report it to the hotel at the time but did go to the hospital the day after I got home.

    I very highly doubt there's any claim as they weren't at fault! But as I say, just thought I'd gather some opinions.

    Thanks!
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    • zx81
    • By zx81 16th Oct 19, 11:29 PM
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    • 16th Oct 19, 11:29 PM
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    • 16th Oct 19, 11:29 PM
    In what way might Travelodge have been to blame to form the basis of this claim?

    And how much money do you want from them?
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 16th Oct 19, 11:35 PM
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    • 16th Oct 19, 11:35 PM
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    • 16th Oct 19, 11:35 PM
    In what way might Travelodge have been to blame to form the basis of this claim?

    And how much money do you want from them?
    Originally posted by zx81
    Well obviously they have toe-breaking beds but they do not know because no one tells them while they are staying there.
    • Potbellypig
    • By Potbellypig 17th Oct 19, 10:14 AM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 10:14 AM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 10:14 AM
    There really needs to be a 'mind your toes' sign at the end of the beds in hotel rooms.
    • satan666wayne
    • By satan666wayne 17th Oct 19, 10:23 AM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 10:23 AM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 10:23 AM
    Did you not see the bed? Why did you walk into it?
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 17th Oct 19, 10:26 AM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 10:26 AM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 10:26 AM
    Iím not sure people are reading the whole post. The OP thinks it was their own fault and that the hotel isnít in any way responsible.


    ... but they still wonder if they can screw some money out of the situation.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 17th Oct 19, 6:54 PM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 6:54 PM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 6:54 PM
    So you both kept doing it! Weird.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 17th Oct 19, 6:55 PM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 6:55 PM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 6:55 PM
    After the first time, did it not occur to you to be slightly more careful?
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • CakeCrusader
    • By CakeCrusader 17th Oct 19, 7:00 PM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 7:00 PM
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    • 17th Oct 19, 7:00 PM
    You need to stop listening to people who think that every accident is a claim. If I was shopping and walked into the cash desk, I wouldn't blame the shop, I'd blame myself for being an idiot. There's probably nothing they can do about people stubbing their toes on their beds. Would you have rather slept on a mattress on the floor?
    • z1a
    • By z1a 17th Oct 19, 7:04 PM
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    You need to stop listening to people who think that every accident is a claim. If I was shopping and walked into the cash desk, I wouldn't blame the shop, I'd blame myself for being an idiot. There's probably nothing they can do about people stubbing their toes on their beds. Would you have rather slept on a mattress on the floor?
    Originally posted by CakeCrusader
    No, she'd probably trip over it.

    A few times!
    Last edited by z1a; 17-10-2019 at 7:21 PM.
    • CakeCrusader
    • By CakeCrusader 17th Oct 19, 7:29 PM
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    No, she'd probably trip over it.

    A few times!
    Originally posted by z1a


    True!

    • Barney Rubble 0403
    • By Barney Rubble 0403 17th Oct 19, 8:00 PM
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    I shut my finger in the door. Guess they should put a warning sign up.

    I was too embarrassed to report the accident with the toilet seat. Never been the same since. Couldn't face dropping me drawers in front of a no win lawyer.
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 17th Oct 19, 8:05 PM
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    I know what the OP means - when you're used to being able to walk up to a bed with room to put your feet under, it's unexpected that there's going to be a board there instead.

    Mashed my toes painfully earlier this year at a Marriott. Someone had thought it was a good idea to have a raised slab of granite (yes, granite) at the threshold to the bathroom..
    • photome
    • By photome 18th Oct 19, 7:59 AM
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    I know what the OP means - when you're used to being able to walk up to a bed with room to put your feet under, it's unexpected that there's going to be a board there instead.

    Mashed my toes painfully earlier this year at a Marriott. Someone had thought it was a good idea to have a raised slab of granite (yes, granite) at the threshold to the bathroom..
    Originally posted by coffeehound

    I also get it when the base of the bed is "closed"in



    BUT its still not the fault of the hotel. the Op admits to keep doing it, why would you do it more than once? she even knew it happened on a previous visit so why stay there again?




    WHY dont people take responsibilty for their own actions this compo culture really winds me up
    • Sea Shell
    • By Sea Shell 18th Oct 19, 8:06 AM
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    OP is clumsy, with no spacial awareness, and it's the hotels fault!!??
    " That pound I saved yesterday, is a pound I don't have to earn tomorrow " JOB DONE!!
    This should now read "It's time to start digging up those Squirrelled Nuts"!!!
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 18th Oct 19, 8:35 AM
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    How many other people have done this? Strange we have not hard of a rash of people stubbing their toes on Travelodge beds. I have stayed in Travelodges myself and never done so.

    Seriously OP, this is not America. We normally have some form of responsibility for our actions, stop looking for the pound signs every time you have a minor accident.

    You have already said you did not report it to the hotel. So what would you say if someone claimed to have broken toes stubbing them on the bed but didn't bother reporting it to the hotel? You could have done it at any other point in time before going to the hospital.

    Simple solution? Next time stop moving when you get near the bed!
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • deannatrois
    • By deannatrois 18th Oct 19, 10:52 AM
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    To have any chance of a claim, you'd have had to report it to the hotel at the time, and gone to A&E at the time (not days later)and been able to get a report of the injuries found.

    Broken bones usually hurt an awful lot but it obviously wasn't bad enough to go to A&E immediately, so you can't even be sure you did fracture toes, they could have just been bruised.

    I do agree that with any injury, people seem to have a 'must sue' mentality. Sometimes accidents happen, no one is at fault. Its an accident.
    • suejb2
    • By suejb2 19th Oct 19, 10:04 AM
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    Toes
    Second post I have commented on today over people claiming money.
    Goodness me take responsibility, you stubbed youíre toe.
    I donít think Travelodge have a file on toe breaking incidences but ring up and ask.
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
    • CharlotteJT
    • By CharlotteJT 20th Oct 19, 11:35 AM
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    If you all read my post fully, I said I am not blaming the hotel.

    I cannot agree more that society these days is shocking in the way that everyone wants to squeeze money out of everything including the benefit system and even our NHS.

    I only asked as a couple of friends had suggested there may be a claim even though I completely disagreed. And maybe I am contradicting my last statement by even asking if there is such a claim, but none of you know my story so in what position are you to judge?

    But I guess if you had all taken just one moment to read my whole post, you would have understood that I am in no way blaming the hotel for my own clumsy actions, instead of sitting behind your phone or computer screens making quite frankly rude and nasty comments. Thanks for your help guys.
    • Takmon
    • By Takmon 20th Oct 19, 11:43 AM
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    If you all read my post fully, I said I am not blaming the hotel.

    I cannot agree more that society these days is shocking in the way that everyone wants to squeeze money out of everything including the benefit system and even our NHS.

    I only asked as a couple of friends had suggested there may be a claim even though I completely disagreed. And maybe I am contradicting my last statement by even asking if there is such a claim, but none of you know my story so in what position are you to judge?

    But I guess if you had all taken just one moment to read my whole post, you would have understood that I am in no way blaming the hotel for my own clumsy actions, instead of sitting behind your phone or computer screens making quite frankly rude and nasty comments. Thanks for your help guys.
    Originally posted by CharlotteJT
    No matter what your "story" is or how bad your personal circumstances are it is unethical to make a fraudulent claim against the hotel just to get some money, it really is as simple as that.

    I very highly doubt there's any claim as they weren't at fault! But as I say, just thought I'd gather some opinions.

    Thanks!
    Originally posted by CharlotteJT
    So you wanted to gather some people's opinions on making an unfounded claim for money but now your complaining that people are posting negative things

    What kind of opinions did you think people would have on this subject?
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