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12 October 2016
A holidaymaker received a five-figure settlement for injuries suffered when a tree fell on her at a water park in Spain
Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Jaime Padron is a personal injury lawyer in the holiday accidents and illness abroad department of Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.
What Happened: Our client was at a water park in Spain and was walking along a designated footpath when, without warning, a tree fell on top of her.
Impact: As a result of the accident, our client sustained physical and psychological injuries, including a knee injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. She spent time in hospital and following discharge, had no option but to move out of her own home and into a family member’s house, where relatives could look after her. She also suffered a loss of earnings as she had to take time off work.
How Slater and Gordon Helped: We pursued a personal injury claim against the defendant, who was the insurer of the water park. Liability was accepted at a relatively early stage, but the amount of compensation was vehemently disputed.
Prior to trial, we successfully negotiated a settlement that both parties were happy with.
Decision: Settled by way of a part 36 offer in the sum of £21,000.
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