Mary Robinson, Dreams Punta Cana

Wedding guest knocked unconscious in holiday slip receives £4,000 in damages

A holidaymaker from Hull has received £4,000 in a successful no win no fee compensation claim after her stay at Dreams Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, was ruined by a holiday accident.

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Mary Robinson contacted the expert injuries abroad solicitors at HIC following an unpleasant slip at the four-star Caribbean resort.

Holiday accident in the Dominican Republic

Mary jetted off to the popular destination wedding hotel in late July 2013 to celebrate a close family friends’ nuptials.

Unfortunately, by the time of the big day, Mary was left feeling like the “elephant man’s sister” due to facial injuries sustained in a holiday slip.

“I was very upset about how I looked at the wedding and my accident put a dampener on proceedings,” she states.

“I tried to look the other way on photographs so that my injuries could not be seen … My grandchildren kept away from me because of how I looked.”

Speaking to the travel law specialists at HIC, Mary describes how upon entering her hotel bathroom one day, she immediately slipped, hit her head on the bath and was knocked out.

After being found by her friend, Mary started to vomit and was referred to the local hospital after examination by the hotel doctor.

Fortunately, a head scan gave Mary the all clear and she was discharged with medication and advice.

How HIC successfully won this case

Tracy Stansfield, experienced holiday accident claims solicitor at HIC, was Mary’s first choice for legal representation.

With Tracy on her side, the Hull holidaymaker was awarded £4,000 in a no win no fee injury abroad claim.

This settlement was reached despite tour operator Thomas Cook not admitting liability.

Commenting on the case, Tracy said: “It was my pleasure to help Mrs Robinson.

“Unfortunately, here at HIC, we regularly hear from British holidaymakers who have had their hard-earned holidays ruined by a slip, trip or fall. I would always advise anyone who is unfortunate enough to sustain an injury abroad to report their accident, seek medical advice and if you can, document the scene through photographs and eyewitnesses.

“By following these steps, you both protect your health and provide documentary evidence of the accident scene which can prove valuable should you wish to pursue a claim for compensation.”

Did a holiday accident ruin your getaway?

As long as your ruined holiday was booked as a package and was within the last three years, the holiday accident solicitors at HolidayIllnessClaims could help you receive thousands in a successful claim. No win no fee.

To speak to Tracy, or any member of the dedicated accident abroad team, call 0800 01 54321.

Alternatively, if you would prefer that we call you, answer a few short questions online and we’ll be in touch.

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