£3,000 awarded for head injuries sustained on holiday

An accident abroad whilst on holiday in 2013 causing head injuries led to compensation of £3,000 being awarded to a 51 year old man for the pain caused and permanent scar that resulted.

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Case details

Injury details

The claimant was on a beach holiday abroad. A parasol was blown out of its base striking his head.

The parasol struck the crown of his head. His head was cut requiring medical treatment at a local health centre.

The wound healed after six to eight weeks leaving a residual scar 3 cm in length on the crown of his head. Hair did not grow over the scar making it visible.


It was alleged that the holiday company were negligent as the base of the parasol was faulty.

The gust of wind should not have been able to blow the parasol out in such a way as to cause danger.

The holiday company were negligent as they had breached their statutory duty under the Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

The claimant was disappointed to be left with a visible scar, as he worked with customers daily.

Conclusion and settlement

Liability was not admitted, but the defendant agreed to pay compensation without progressing to Court.

An out of Court settlement of £3,000 was accepted.

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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher