18 November 2008
Skiing injury victim to get compensation
A man who was seriously injured in a skiing accident will receive a payout, it has been revealed.
Graham Anderson took legal action after an incident in which he was taken off piste, lost control and collided with a tree.
The 46-year-old, who was left tetraplegic as a result of the collision, claimed that his instructor had been negligent.
During a recent high court hearing, Mr Justice Foskett said that the instructor - who operated in the purpose-built ski resort of Puy St Vincent in the French Alps - should have realised that the slope was too much for Mr Anderson.
The amount that the father-of-two will receive in compensation is to be decided at a later date.
Commenting on the case, Mr Anderson said: "For the rest of my life I am confined to a wheelchair and need help with health care and many activities of daily living. My family life has been devastated by the accident."