Holiday accident results in £4000 compensation success for wedding guest

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Holiday accident results in £4000 compensation success for wedding guest

Thanks to the legal experts at YourHolidayClaims, a holidaymaker from Hull has successfully received thousands of pounds of compensation after a holiday slip left her unconscious.

Hotel name: Dreams Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Nature of accident: Minor head injury and bruising

Compensation awarded: £4,000

Date of Travel: June 2013

What happened at Dreams Punta Cana?

YourHolidayClaims client, Mary Robinson travelled to the four-star Dominican resort in late July to celebrate a close family friends wedding.

Unfortunately, before the big day arrived Mary slipped upon entering her hotel room bathroom and struck her head on the side of the bath. The impact was such that Mary was rendered unconscious.

Whilst speaking to the expert solicitors at YHC, Mary described how she was found by her friend and she immediately felt unwell and then started to vomit as a result of her fall.

The hotel doctor was worried about Marys head injury and sent her to the local hospital for further investigations. After a head scan she was given the all clear and discharged with medication and advice.

Marys injuries meant that by the day of the wedding her face had swollen and she also had a black eye.

“I was very upset about how I looked at the wedding and my accident put a dampener on proceedings,” she adds.

“I tried to look the other way on photographs so that my injuries could not be seen. I looked like “elephant mans sister” and my grandchildren kept away from me because of how I looked.”

Upon Marys return to the UK, she also consulted with her own GP as she had been left with a lump above her eyebrow and she was suffering from headaches.

How the expert accident solicitors at YHC won this case

After issuing court proceedings against tour operator Thomas Cook, injuries abroad specialist Tracy Stansfield secured £4,000 in a no win no fee hotel accident claim for the stricken Hull holidaymaker.

This amount was awarded despite Thomas Cook not admitting liability.

Commenting on the case, Tracy said: “I am delighted with this result and I trust that Mary is too.

“Holiday accidents can quickly turn a dream getaway into a nightmare. I would always advise anyone who is unfortunate enough to suffer from a slip or fall on a package holiday to seek medical attention and to report their accident to their hotel rep.

“Taking photographs and recording any witness contact details can also prove useful should you wish to make a claim for compensation on your return.”

Speak to the YHC holiday accident solicitors today

If a holiday injury ruined your package getaway, the accident specialists at YHC could help you receive thousands in a successful and hassle-free claim.

To speak to Tracy, or any one of our dedicated team, call 0330 100 2851.

Alternatively, let us call you by requesting a call back using our online enquiry form.

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Trevor and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team who helped us in our successful claim. It is such a relief to be able to now put this behind us. Many thanks for all your hard work and for all you have done for us.
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