Personal Injury

Settlement following slipping accident in Rhodes

Our client fractured her arm following an accident whilst on holiday in Rhodes. Learn more about how our experts helped her to achieve a settlement.

16 April 2024

Our client

Our client, Sharon, fractured her left arm following an accident on her hotel balcony, whilst on holiday in Rhodes. As she walked on to her balcony, our client slipped on rainwater. There was a lack of lighting and this issue had already been reported to the hotel upon our client’s arrival. There was also considered to be a problem with the drainage, as water was pouring onto the balcony from an outlet from the roof.

As a result of the accident, Sharon was hospitalised whilst away and her arm was operated on when she was back in the UK, around 3 months after the accident, when a plate was inserted.

How Slater and Gordon helped

After contacting Slater and Gordon’s personal injury solicitors specialising in travel accident claims, Sharon began working with Nicholas Lukacs, our specialist travel accident lawyer. Nicholas has been working in the travel law sector for over 15 years and specialises in foreign accidents including:

Initial medical evidence was obtained, in the discipline of orthopaedics.

The Defendant obtained like medical evidence and the parties and their experts then worked together on a joint statement from the respective experts.

The process of the claim

Upon liaising with the tour operator Defendant, with a view to making a claim under the Package Travel Regulations, liability was denied. Court proceedings were issued, to protect Sharon’s position, given limitation was 3 years in this case.

Further expert evidence was also obtained to deal with the issue of liability and the standards in Rhodes, from a Greek Lawyer. The Defendant also obtained like evidence in this discipline.

Settlement offers went back and forth between the parties, with Sharon ultimately accepting the Defendant’s further increased offer the month before trial. This was a considerable settlement that Sharon was very pleased with and which will allow her some closure and to move on from this accident.

How can Slater and Gordon help you?

At Slater and Gordon, our experts are here to help you take the next steps. If you’ve been injured in an accident overseas, the impact that this has on your life can be devastating. Because of this, we're committed to ensuring we get the best possible outcome for you. This case is an example of how our dedicated and specialist lawyers can support valued clients and ensure that they achieve the compensation they deserve.

If you, or your child, have suffered an injury as a result of an accident overseas, simply contact our experts today on 0330 041 5869, or you can contact us online here to learn more about your options going forward.

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