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Boy’s Falling Accident
A five-year-old boy whilst playing on holiday fell from a climbing frame and suffered serious head injuries. He had landed head first on a concrete block at Penstowe Manor near Bude, Cornwall.
Health and Safety Failure
The boy’s mother reported her son’s accident to the local Council, who prosecuted the holiday park a breach of health and safety regulations. Bodmin Magistrates' Court fined the holiday park £9,500 and ordered it to pay £5,500 legal costs.
Holiday Head Injury Accidents
Unfortunately, it is all too common for people to injure themselves whilst on holiday, including serious head injuries. If the holiday is in England or Wales, making a claim is relatively straightforward. If the accident was abroad however then making a claim can be complex and establishing liability may depend on factors such as whether you were travelling as part of a “package”, or whether the local law would support an injury claim.
Head Injury UK: Here to help you
At Head Injury UK, we not only specialise in handling serious head injury claims, but also have niche expertise in injuries suffered whilst holidaying abroad. To discuss any head injury you have suffered, be it abroad or in this country, please contact Andy Shaw to see how we can help you.
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