Our client (aged 67) and his wife were staying at a hotel in Manchester prior to catching a flight to South America the following day. Our client was sitting in one of the hotel chairs when it collapsed underneath him, causing him to land heavily on the floor. He sustained a number of soft tissue injuries and his holiday was effectively ruined.
It was only when he returned to the UK that he became aware of a problem with his hearing and balance, and it subsequently transpired that he had damaged his ear drum in the accident. Fortunately with surgery the prognosis for a full recovery was very good.
Correspondence was exchanged between our firm and the insurers of the said hotel and we were eventually able to negotiate a settlement for him.
S. J. Edney solicitors obtained £20,750 for this client in 2008