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Compensation claim for women who slipped stepping out of caravan
7:00am Saturday 20th October 2012 in News
A registered disabled woman from Walton is taking a holiday company to court after she suffered a fractured ankle and severe dislocation at a caravan park.
Tracey McShane, 50, a chronic fatigue syndrome and ME sufferer, severely injured both ankles while exiting the caravan she and her husband were staying in, within the first four hours of her holiday, after stepping in a large sunken gap outside the door.
The gap was allegedly covered by a rotten welcome mat flanked by concrete slabs.
Mrs McShane was taken to hospital and doctors diagnosed a snapped right tibia that had to be pinned, placed and put in a cast, and also suffered soft tissue damage and a bad sprain to her left ankle.
Mrs McShane has since decided to make a claim for her injuries, which are yet to fully heal five months after the accident.
She said: “With my medical condition, I do sometimes find things difficult and so trying to relax is very important.
But the accident has made things very frustrating recently for me and my husband.
“Although it seems like my bones have repaired well, and I can now walk without crutches, I am still confined to how far I am able to go, due to the pain and swelling in my ankles.
"I still don’t know when I’m going to make a full recovery.”
Owners of the holiday park, Park Holidays, was unable to comment at this time.