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Claimant diagnosed with campylobacter on all-inclusive package holiday
The Claimant purchased an all-inclusive package holiday in Majorca in which she went with her partner. Immediately upon her return to the UK, she felt ill and suffered symptoms of diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, dehydration and general fatigue and was taken to hospital where she remained an in-patient for 7 days where she was diagnosed with campylobacter. She made a claim against the UK travel agent for failing to exercise reasonable skill and care in advertising the hotel where she stayed and failing to provide food and drink at the hotel which was of satisfactory quality. The Claimant had noticed during her stay that the buffet food was left out for long periods and uncovered and flies and mosquitos would touch the food and drinks. Medical was obtained from a Gastroenterologist who confirmed that the diagnosis of campylobacter was likely caused by food the Claimant consumed within the hotel. The travel agent admitted liability, accepting that the hotel had provided documents which indicated that the hotel had issues with food safety including safe food temperatures and settled the claim prior to a Court Hearing.
– Matthew Trusch
Tenant suffered an accident whilst returning home to a shared house and tripped on planking left by maintenance workers on the atrium of the property.
I represented a Client who suffered cuts and bruising to her face when she tripped on planking left in the common area of her shared house whilst returning to her Flat. The Defendants initially denied responsibility for the accident on the grounds that they had taken sufficient precautions to avoid accidents and that our Client was aware of the ongoing work to the property.
I issued Court Proceedings and prepared evidence from my Client and her husband, and obtained full disclosure of the tenancy agreement and works information. The Defendants settled the claim for £2,000.00 prior to the matter being listed for trial.
– Paschal Kelly
Claimant suffered an accident at work whilst moving a juice cage from a lorry to a Chiller Cabinet causing him an injury to his left knee.
I represented my Client who was employed as a general assistant with a major national supermarket, who suffered bruising and grazing to his left knee as a result of moving a cage of orange juice from a lorry into the store, which caught on a divot on the ground and caused it to fall upon him.
My Client was medically examined and diagnosed with having suffered a soft tissue injury to his left knee which lasted for two months after the accident.
The Defendants denied fault for the accident and refused to consider offers of settlement. County Court proceedings were issued and when the Court listed this matter for trial during the summer, the Defendant’s Solicitors finally made a reasonable offer of settlement in the sum of £1,500.00, which concluded the matter.
– Paschal Kelly