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Our client, Mr W, was on a package holiday in Menorca and he was playing table tennis in the games room in the hotel with three other guests. He went to play a shot and his right trainer got caught in a gap in the floor which was approximately half an inch. He fell onto the wooden laminated floor and broke his hip.

The flooring of the games room at the time of the accident was floating laminated flooring laid on ceramic tiles. After the accident, the laminated flooring was removed, leaving the ceramic tile flooring on view.

Mr W was referred to BL Claims through his travel insurance provider. We obtained a local standards report confirming that the gap in the floor was in breach of technical regulations in Spain.

We received a copy of the accident report from the hotel. It stated that the accident occurred due to a broken tile which was incorrect. We obtained witness evidence from the guests who were also playing table tennis which established that the laminate flooring was in place at the time of the accident and a photograph was taken of the gap in the flooring. Medical records were obtained from Menorca and from the UK.

Mr W was left with a limp and intermittent aching in his hip. He was unable to do any DIY or decorating, he avoided anything that involved bending down to a low level and he still requires some assistance from his wife for everyday activities such as putting on his shoes and socks.

A settlement of £30,000 was agreed for the client just over two years after the accident. The insurer also recovered most of their outlay in the case. 

Mr W said that "Katherine Ettridge dealt with my claim very professionally, and was very down to earth."

If you would like to discuss a claim for an accident on a package holiday then contact our team today.

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Katherine is a Solicitor in the Personal Injury Travel team.

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