Marrakesh injury leaves holidaymaker with shoulder operation
Roy Crompton an engineer from Bolton booked his 3 day packaged holiday through a local travel agent to celebrate his 4th wedding anniversary.
On the first night of his anniversary celebrations and after the evening entertainment organised by the hotel, he was struck by a five metre plank of wood, which fell from the ceiling hitting his right shoulder.
It left Mr Crompton in severe pain and unable to leave the hotel for the rest of his holiday.
Roy Crompton had found that his shoulder was getting worse and couldn’t lift his arm above shoulder level. On his return to the UK from his holiday abroad, he had learned through an MRI scan that he had sustained a labral tear in the shoulder. Roy had undergone months of intense physiotherapy and received a course of injections from a specialist physiotherapist and further intense physiotherapy over 8 weeks to get movement back in his shoulder.
Roy Crompton said, “This serious injury has impacted heavily on my family life. Before this holiday accident, I was very active. I played sports and weight trained several times a week and I could do simple tasks such as gardening.
“Finding a job within my field, as an engineer became very difficult, due to the manual nature of the work I had previously undertaken. I was depressed and anxious for quite some time with the pain and having to wait for a diagnosis as to whether I would need an operation.
“NewLaw helped me throughout my case which has been a very traumatic time in my life.”
The injury left Mr Crompton unable to undertake daily tasks and had put pressure on his family and friends to help him. His wife became his carer and he had to make changes to his lifestyle such as, having to change his car from manual to automatic and move his bedroom around due to being right handed.
Darren Hackley-Green of NewLaw Solicitors, who specialises in holiday injuries said: “We were delighted to support Mr Crompton with his case and to pursue a successful claim for him.
“Ensuring the incident was registered by the hotel and by the tour operator on the day helped with the outcome of Mr Crompton’s case.
“Health and safety checks should have been performed by the hotel. Thompson Holiday Tour operator has admitted liability and the case was settled out of court for over £23,000.”
Kiki Farr - NewLaw Solicitors