After sustaining serious injuries at a Cornwall caravan park, one holidaymaker has made a £300,000 personal injury compensation claim, according to the Basingstoke Gazette.
Accident claim specialists writing for the newspaper report that the incident occurred at the Killigarth Manor Holiday Park, where Margaret Manners and her family had booked accommodation. Mrs Manners, who relied on a wheelchair to travel long distances, had specified her need for a chalet with wheelchair access prior to her family’s arrival at the Cornwall caravan park.
However, Mrs Manners discovered that the only way to access the chalet she had booked was to climb a set of five steep steps. Personal injury claims experts report that there was no alternative accommodation available to her and her family at the time.
Mrs Manners, who had the ability to walk short distances with the aid of a crutch, grudgingly settled both herself and her family in the chalet. Unfortunately, as she returned after a day trip out, during an attempt to climb the high stairs she slipped, tumbling down to the ground, seriously injuring herself.
The Basingstoke native sustained injuries to her spine in the incident. As a result, her doctors say that she will be confined to a wheelchair permanently, leaving her dependent upon others for the rest of her life.
Ilfracombe based John Fowler Holidays, the firm that operates the caravan park, have admitted liability for the injuries suffered by Mrs Manners. However, no agreement has yet been reached between the two legal teams embroiled in the court case in regards to how much personal injury compensation should be given to the injured woman.