Five-figure payout for Mansfield man after holiday tennis accident

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A Mansfield man has been given a five-figure compensation payout after an accident playing tennis left him unable to work for three months.

Father-of-two Bryan Chambers had been holidaying in the Dominican Republic when he fell and injured his arm.

He needed metal plates and screws to help with his recovery when he tripped in an uncovered gulley and crashed into a metal bin.

The 64-year-old employed the help of injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to investigate, and despite a lengthy denial of liability, they secured a settlement from tour operator Thomas Cook, who agreed to pay the sum to cover the pain and suffering and loss of earnings caused by the accident.

Bryan, who works as a luxury car salesman, said: “When I collided with the bin I was running to return a shot to my son-in-law and crashed onto the floor, I felt a horrendous pain shoot through my right arm and into my shoulder.

“I have never felt pain like it in my life. I was in utter agony as we made our way to the hospital.

“Our holiday was completely ruined, not just for me but for everyone.

“I was off work for three months and even then I struggled with a lot of day-to-day tasks as my arm was still healing.

“I had regular physiotherapy to help with my recovery – but even now I have some limitations for example, I struggle to lift my grandchildren, which is very upsetting.

“I am pleased that the legal case has now been finalised.”