Package Holidaymaker Wins £8k Payout for Corfu Holiday Fall


Simpson Millar's Overseas Claims Manager Simon Lomax has helped a holidaymaker seriously injured in a fall on slippery steps win £8,000 in compensation.

Slippery Steps

The accident happened at the San Stefanos Hotel on Corfu in Greece, after marble steps at the hotel were left slippery, either through having been cleaned or because another holidaymaker had used them and they had not been wiped.

Hotel Stair Accident

The steps also were not fitted with safety treads as is the norm in Greece – and there was also no warning sign to make holidaymakers aware of the potential danger, said Simpson Millar LLP's client, Mr Ellis from Bradford, who suffered shoulder injuries after he fell while making his way down to the hotel pool.

"Excellent service" from Simpson Millar's claims team

As Simon Lomax is an expert in health and safety law in Greece – and as well as receiving £8,000 in compensation for his shoulder injuries, Mr Ellis said that not only was Simon's expertise and handling of the case "very good"– but all of the holiday claims team who dealt directly with him were "excellent" at their job.

The claim was made against holiday giant Thomson Holidays, which promotes the hotel Mr Ellis chose for his Corfu package holiday.

The case was accepted on a No win No fee basis, so Mr Ellis kept all of the £8k compensation won from Thomson Holidays.

"More holidaymakers suffering injury abroad"

More holidaymakers are coming forward to make claims after sustaining injuries on holiday in Greece through no fault of their own – including slips, trips and falls at their holiday hotel or falls on slippery or wet floors.

Making a claim for injuries sustained on a holiday in Greece requires expert help, as local health and safety laws can be very different from those in the UK – which is why Simpson Millar LLP recommends that holidaymakers book a package holiday, which will offer them protection under the 1992 Package Travel Regulations.

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