Teenager could pursue damages for burns and scarring

A teenager could make a claim for personal injury compensation against a hotel after being left with burns and scarring during an incident there.

According to the Scarborough Evening News, the 17-year-old sustained serious burns to three of her fingers after coming into contact with a commercial rotary iron at the Downcliffe House Hotel in Filey in May this year.

Consequently, she had to be treated at the Pinderfields Hospital - an institution managed by the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - because of the damage inflicted to her nerves and tendons.

Medical professionals believe she may never regain full feeling in the digits and Steve Pogson, health and community safety manager at Scarborough Council, told the news source the accident had been "foreseeable and preventable".

The hotel has now admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act, meaning the girl could opt to take legal action with a view to being awarded civil damages.

Posted by Emily Swanson ADNFCR-1500-ID-801224712-ADNFCR

29/11/2011 15:48