Mrs K was involved in an accident when she was on holiday on a cruise ship. She was disembarking the ship when the accident occurred.
As she was descending the ship’s gangway an employee of the ship was using a high pressure spray to wash down the side of the ship which made the gangway extremely slippery. As Mrs K reached the bottom of the gangway she slipped and fell on her left side. She sustained soft tissue injuries to her left shoulder and neck. Liability was admitted at an early stage.
Court proceedings were commenced due to the expiry of a 2 year limitation period so that Mrs K could continue to pursue her personal injury claim. It is important to note that a 2 year limitation period applies to accidents at sea, the usual limitation period for personal injury claims is 3 years.
During the claim we requested an interim payment from the defendant insurers so that Mrs K could have private physiotherapy which was recommended by the Orthopaedic Consultant advising in this case. An interim payment of £500.00 was secured and Mrs K had the required physiotherapy.
We successfully negotiated a settlement of £9,000.00 to compensate Mrs K for her injuries, pain and suffering and also her past financial losses incurred as a result of the accident.