Sometimes, you may suffer an injury due to the negligence of another person in circumstances where a particular pre-existing medical condition makes this injury more likely. This was the case recently with a compensation claim in Hook Norton which took place and was supported by Accident Advice Helpline stall all the way to a final claim in favour of the victim.
Compensation claim in Hook Norton: Up, up and away …
This unusual case took place during the anniversary celebrations of a Somerset couple, who decided to take a holiday and a few days away. As the weather was pleasant the romantic husband paid for the couple to take a hot air balloon trip, which set the background to the injury claim in Hook Norton.
The operator of the hot air balloon attraction was an established and professional company who market themselves as boasting almost 50 years of history in the activity. However, this was not in evidence to our injury claim in Hook Norton. The trouble started shortly after the balloon lifted off and the young lady of the couple started to experience breathing difficulty. The balloon was unable to immediately decent as it was near to power lines and woodland, and it took almost 40 minutes before the pilot was able to touch down. By this point, the young lady was experiencing a severe asthmatic attack and was taken immediately to hospital.
Progressing the injury claim in Hook Norton
Medical staff initially believed that the injury claim Hook Norton was due to the altitude of the aircraft and the thinness of the air, but later inspection showed that a faulty guard on the combustion components was restricting the air flow to the flame and producing an abnormally large volume of carbon dioxide. The young woman was naturally more vulnerable to this injury because of her pre-existing asthma.
The duty to protect a person with a prior medical condition is often invoked in law, but is surprisingly complicated. There are a range of factors which can effect liability, such as the obviousness of the risk and the ease with which the responsible company could have protected against the risk. The best people to answer your queries are likely to be the staff at Accident Advice Helpline. Call now on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) or take the 30 second claims calculator test on their website.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown