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Holiday Accident Claims – Broken Wrists - Latest Compensation

Injured your wrist on holiday in a slip or tripping accident? Simpson Millar’s specialist Holiday Accident Claims lawyers take on overseas holiday accident claims and can help win you compensation for your accident on holiday.

One of the most common holiday accidents people suffer abroad is slipping or tripping and falling over leading to a broken or fractured wrist. This is because we instinctively put our hands out to break our fall.

Can I Claim Compensation From My UK Tour Operator?

Broken Wrist Injury Abroad Claims

If you believe someone or something could have prevented your holiday accident you may well have a claim against your tour operator or travel company.

The Package Travel Regulations mean you can pursue a holiday accident claim against your holiday company here in the UK - despite the accident happening overseas.

These Regulations make tour operators responsible for the acts and omissions of their suppliers – so if, for example, the hotel has mopped the floors and not displayed wet floor warning signs and you suffer an accident eg a broken wrist then the tour operator is responsible for the hotel’s negligence.

It may be that the stairs or steps at the hotel had no handrails or none-slip treads. Even if there is a handrail on the steps, you may have a claim!!!

You may have tripped over an object that should not have been there such as a hose pipe or a garden tool thoughtlessly left there by the hotel maintenance man.

What is My Holiday Injury Claim Worth?

Some of the latest compensation awards for wrist Injuries include:

A 42 year old man who received £1,500 compensation just because his soft tissue injury brought back symptoms of an old fracture [Smith-v-Dickinson (2010)].

In 2009 a 56 year old woman who fractured both wrists was awarded £55,000 - which included £20,000 for her pain and suffering [Catherine Rogers-v-Angela Stanley (2009)].

It does not matter where your accident happened – whether in the UK or abroad we can help.

In addition you can claim for lots of other things including the distress caused to you whilst on holiday as well, for example, your loss to earnings.

30 Years Combined Experience of Holiday Accident Claims

Our dedicated expert team of Holiday Accident Claims Lawyers provide a high quality and personal service to people seeking compensation from their Tour Operators.

Simpson Millar’s Holiday Claims Lawyers compromise of Travel Law experts with many having worked for the major tour operators. Head of International Travel Law:

  • Nick Harris, spent 7 years with Airtours and MyTravel
  • Simon Lomax, Holiday Accident Claims Manager, spent 14 years with Airtours and MyTravel and time with First Choice Holidays and Thomson Holidays as Group Holiday Claims Manager
  • Paul Stevens sent 12 years with Thomas Cook

Our Holiday Claims specialists understand tour operating and how to win holiday cases.

Our Holiday Accidents Abroad Team cover almost every destination and just some of the countries we have recovered substantial compensation for holidaymakers injured abroad include:

  • Spain and the Canary Islands
  • Greece and the Greek Islands
  • Turkey
  • Portugal
  • Egypt
  • Tunisia
  • Cuba
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Dominican Republic;

… and a whole host of other popular tourist destinations!

Your Holiday Accident Claim

Any compensation that we obtain you keep. Our Holiday Accident Claims Solicitors receive cases on a no win no fee basis - so no matter what your financial situation is we may be able to help you whether you have sustained a simple sprain or a serious fracture to your wrist.

Call us now or send us an email enquiry for a quick and free telephone consultation about your accident and making a holiday accident compensation claim.

Freephone: 0808 145 1353 or drop us a line using the form above.

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Dated: 13/01/2011

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