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Damages Awarded for Holidaymaker Injured in Fall Down Steps

24 September 2015

Damages Awarded for Holidaymaker Injured in Fall Down Steps

Slater and Gordon Travel Litigation Lawyer secures damages for holidaymaker injured in fall on steps at accommodation in Lanzarote.

Slater and Gordon Solicitor: A Travel Litigation Executive at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

Settlement Value: £6,250

What Happened: The client fell on badly lit and badly marked steps within minutes of his arrival at his package holiday accommodation in Lanzarote as he was making his way with his family to their room carrying all their luggage.

Impact: The client suffered a fractured wrist.

How Slater and Gordon helped: The defendant tour operator initially rejected the client’s claim and we were required to issue court proceedings to progress the matter, having first obtained necessary evidence from a Spanish lawyer to establish that the steps were defective. Our experience in obtaining this type of evidence in the appropriate manner was crucial to obtaining a successful outcome for our client.

Decision: Claim settled for £6,250.

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