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Fell into Open Manhole

Am I entitled to make a claim for fell into open manhole compensation if the accident in which I broke my arm happened while I was staying on a resort in Europe?

Question:

Am I entitled to make a claim for fell into open manhole compensation if the accident in which I broke my arm happened while I was staying on a resort in Europe?

Answer:

In addition to establishing negligence, whether or not you are entitled to claim compensation for falling into an open manhole will be determined by the country in which you had your accident, whether you booked your holiday through a UK travel agent or if it is possible to make a fell into open manhole compensation claim directly against the resort in which you were staying.

Considerations such as how your fell into open manhole accident occurred and whether a person “with reasonable care” would have avoided the hazard should be taken into account before any compensation claim for falling into an open manhole is instigated, and it is in such complicated cases that it is advisable to have your claim for fell into open manhole compensation handled by an experienced solicitor.

A fell into open manhole compensation claim may take a significant amount of time to resolve when the accident has happened abroad. In August 2011 a holidaymaker from Southend finally received compensation for falling into an open manhole after an accident while on holiday in Turkey in 2006. Although her injuries were more substantial than a broken arm, the length of time it took for her fell into open manhole claim to be resolved is not unusual.

However, this should not discourage you from speaking with a solicitor about making a fell into open manhole compensation claim – something which you should do at the earliest possible opportunity due to different time limits for bring a compensation claim being applicable in overseas countries.