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Holidaymaker Injured in Fall on Coconut Tree Debris

20 July 2016

A holidaymaker in Mauritius was awarded a four-figure settlement for injuries sustained when they fell on the debris of a coconut tree at a resort.

Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Simon Weilding is a travel litigation lawyer at Slater and Gordon in Manchester.

Settlement: £6,000

What Happened: Our client was on a package holiday in Mauritius. The coconut trees in the grounds of the hotel had been pruned earlier in the day and debris had not been cleared away properly. One evening whilst walking back to his accommodation he slipped and fell.

Impact: Our client was physically affected by the accident, injuring his foot, toe and back, which required hospital care and physiotherapy upon his return home to the UK.

How Slater and Gordon Helped: Private physiotherapy was arranged in order to facilitate recovery. We brought a claim against the tour operator concerned under the Package Travel Regulations. The defendant firmly denied liability for the incident.

Decision: An amicable settlement of £6,000 was negotiated for the client.


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