Kathleen Powell, a former army nurse from Aldershot, was injured in a fall on holiday and forced to give up her job. The fall, which happened in Tenerife when Ms Powell slipped on a wet floor whilst taking part in a salsa class, left her with fractured bones in her left ankle and injuries to her toes, shin and calf.
She took action against Thomson Holidays, her tour operator, who eventually admitted partial liability. Now the firm has paid Ms Powell £225,000 in dancing accident compensation to fund her ongoing rehabilitation and treatment. The dancing accident compensation settlement will also cover the loss of earnings from her job.
She commented, “The pain has been excruciating and I have been regularly in and out of hospital to try and improve the injury to my ankle and the ongoing problems I have with movement. I was always very active prior to the incident and loved my job but have been forced to give this up permanently as my injuries continue to affect my day-to-day life so much.”
If you have been injured on holiday, there’s usually a three year time limit in place in which to make a claim for compensation, so it’s worth contacting a personal injury lawyer to explore your options, before time runs out.
Have you been injured on holiday?
When you book a package holiday, you trust that your holiday will run smoothly – a clean, safe hotel, well-organised transfers and nothing untoward happening. There is any number of things that could go wrong on holiday and if you are injured, you may be able to claim compensation from your tour operator in the UK. The amount of compensation you’ll receive will usually take into account your pain and suffering but also any expenses incurred as a result of your accident – so if, for example, your holiday has been cut short due to injury, you could be compensated for this.
Claiming compensation for accidents on holiday
However you have been injured on holiday, Accident Advice Helpline can help you. We’ve helped hundreds of customers claim compensation for accidents abroad, and you can find out right now how much you could claim by taking the 30-second test on our website. It’s free to call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 and we offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so feel free to ring us with your questions. We believe that if you have been injured and it is somebody else’s fault, you are entitled to claim compensation, and because we offer a 100% no win, no fee* service, you don’t even need to worry about paying upfront fees.