Five figure compensation for holiday accident

A 64 year old man has been successful in his compensation claim against a well known travel company and been awarded a five-figure compensation payout.  The accident happened during a tennis game when he fell over an uncovered gully and crashed into a metal bin next to the court.  He seriously injured his arm which ruined his holiday and left him unable to work for three months.

The incident occurred whilst the father-of-two was holidaying in the Caribbean.  The claimant said: “When I collided with the bin I was running to return a shot to my son-in-law and crashed onto the floor, I felt a horrendous pain shoot through my right arm and into my shoulder.

“I have never felt pain like it in my life. I was in utter agony as we made our way to the hospital.

“Our holiday was completely ruined, not just for me but for everyone.

“I was off work for three months and even then I struggled with a lot of day-to-day tasks as my arm was still healing.

“I had regular physiotherapy to help with my recovery – but even now I have some limitations for example, I struggle to lift my grandchildren, which is very upsetting.

His injuries required him to have an operation to put metal plates and screws in his arm.

The travel company eventually agreed to pay compensation for the pain and suffering and to cover the loss of earnings caused by the accident.

The holiday season is coming to a close and for most of us, its a time where we can reflect on stress-free weeks of sun sea and sand.  Unfortunately for some of you, there may have been problems with your holiday. Its hard to ignore the news reports over recent weeks regarding accidents on holiday and even death.

If you have had an accident on holiday and feel it wasn’t your fault, then the good news is that you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced solicitor such as Claimant Law is at hand to help you claim back any money that you feel you may have lost as a result of an accident. For more information please read our holiday accident page.

If you are ready to start your claim then please get in touch for a no-obligation enquiry on 01625 506655