£1,125 given to victim of Egypt Holiday Accident
We recently helped Mr Payne claim compensation after he suffered an accident at a hotel
whilst he was on holiday in Egypt
Mr Payne suffered soft tissue damage to his back
whilst sitting on a chair at a hotel in Egypt. The chair he was sitting on broke and he fell to the floor.
Under the Package Travel Regulations 1992
we were able to pursue a personal injury claim
against the UK Tour Operator who arranged the Holiday. They denied liability throughout the case on the grounds that even if they have a system to inspect all chairs, they would not have noticed the defect on that particular chair. They also argued that conducting any form of engineering inspection would be unreasonable.Emma Roberts, Personal Injury Lawyer
at Simpson Millar LLP acted on behalf of Mr Payne, and pushed for compensation as the UK Tour Operator were unable to show with sufficient proof that they had any inspection/maintenance procedures in place in regards to the chairs at this hotel. They were also unable to provide any documentation to show details of the purchase of the chairs, their age or how long they had been in use in the hotel.
With the help of Simpson Millar, Mr Payne was awarded £1,125 in compensation for his injuries
with the other side settling the claim before Court Proceedings were issued.