British tourist slips over in Tenerife hotel and claims 130,000 euros compensation
Karen Carey, a 64-year-old British tourist, is suing TUI for £112,620 (approximately 130,000 euros) after breaking her ankle in a hotel in Tenerife, because, according to her claim, she slipped on a puddle of orange juice in the restaurant when going for breakfast. However, TUI lawyers say that it is her own fault as she went to breakfast barefoot without the correct footwear.
Karen is taking legal action against TUI for the incident that happened almost six years ago, and in the report at the Central London County Court, is claiming that the fracture has had "a catastrophic effect on her life, causing her chronic pain and has drastically limited her mobility.”
So much so, that she revealed to the judge that she had to take compulsory retirement due to the physical problems derived from that fall in a hotel in Tenerife in 2016: “I am not the same person; my way of living was changed forever”.
Her lawyer, addressing the court, recounted what happened that morning: "She was having breakfast with her husband, when she wanted to go get some food, and she slipped, either in orange juice or another liquid that no one had cleaned up, falling into the ground and writhing in pain. Her ankle was badly sprained and fractured.”
The lawyer also claimed that, when falling, Karen noticed that there was something wet on the floor, and when one of the waiters came to help her: "He also noticed that the floor was wet, and said that was the reason for her fall."
For their part, the TUI lawyers do not agree with the plaintiff's version and what happened at the hotel. They believe that this fall did not have any type of repercussion on the request for her to take early retirement, indicating that it was her who was reckless by: "going down to breakfast barefoot". The case has been seen for sentencing.
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