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    • Loisreid
    • By Loisreid 17th Oct 16, 5:47 PM
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    Compensation for post traumatic strwss
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    Compensation for post traumatic strwss 17th Oct 16 at 5:47 PM
    I was on holiday 4 weeks ago and myself and my partner hired out a boat from the resort water sports team ( a captain ) was driving. Coming back into the resort the boat hit someone in the water and killed them. We have both been signed off sick for a minimum of 4 weeks with post traumatic stress due to the lack of customer care ( none of it ) from both the travel company and the hotel.
    We have lost 4 weeks of income and unable to pay rent. What can we do?
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    • Bogalot
    • By Bogalot 17th Oct 16, 5:57 PM
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    Get some counselling?

    Was the captain negligent or was it an accident?
    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 17th Oct 16, 5:59 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 5:59 PM
    Who was at fault? They're your target.

    Talk to your travel insurers about any cover that might allow you to sue somebody.

    Talk to a no win no fee solicitor with expertise in suing somebody overseas.

    Don't expect a payout this side of Christmas next year, if ever, though.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 17th Oct 16, 6:17 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 6:17 PM
    I was on holiday 4 weeks ago and myself and my partner hired out a boat from the resort water sports team ( a captain ) was driving. Coming back into the resort the boat hit someone in the water and killed them. We have both been signed off sick for a minimum of 4 weeks with post traumatic stress due to the lack of customer care ( none of it ) from both the travel company and the hotel.
    We have lost 4 weeks of income and unable to pay rent. What can we do?
    Originally posted by Loisreid
    I'm surprised we haven't seen this on the news, it sounds horrendous.
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    • elsien
    • By elsien 17th Oct 16, 6:31 PM
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    Do you have a formal diagnosis of PTSD, or are you signed off with stress which would be a normal reaction to this type of accident?
    PTSD is usually diagnosed as if reactions are extreme or going on for longer than 4 weeks.
    The reason I am asking is that if you're going down the compensation route, the lawyers on the other side may be arguing that it's too soon for a longer term diagnosis of PTSD to be made.
    In the meantime, what is your work sick pay policy, and if you're not being paid or envisage being off for longer, can you look at Statutory sick pay, housing benefit?

    If you can afford to go on holiday, do you not have any sort of emergency savings to keep you going in the meantime?
    Last edited by elsien; 17-10-2016 at 6:34 PM.
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    • Loisreid
    • By Loisreid 17th Oct 16, 7:41 PM
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    We are having counselling,
    Not sure it was very hushed up for tourism, no police or ambulances ect.
    Last we heard the captain was done for murder as he admitted he was going to fast showing off
    • Loisreid
    • By Loisreid 17th Oct 16, 7:44 PM
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    It's post traumatic stress we have been diagnosed with, if it goes on longer it's then post traumatic stress disorder.

    I am getting statutory sick pay at moment but does not even cover my rent let alone anything else.
    The fact I just had a holiday does not come into it, people save for years for holidays.
    • Loisreid
    • By Loisreid 17th Oct 16, 7:45 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 7:45 PM
    Newspapers have been in contact but hotel wanted it hush as its a very well known hotel.
    • Bogalot
    • By Bogalot 17th Oct 16, 7:47 PM
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    We are having counselling,
    Not sure it was very hushed up for tourism, no police or ambulances ect.
    Last we heard the captain was done for murder as he admitted he was going to fast showing off
    Originally posted by Loisreid
    No police yet the captain has been charged with murder.

    No ambulance but there was a dead body.

    Hmmn.
    • Loisreid
    • By Loisreid 17th Oct 16, 7:55 PM
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    The captain scuba dived down to retrieve what was left of the body.

    And he was arrested 5 hours after the incident by this time we were taken too and left in a marquee full of Syrian refugees who had just been pulled from a boat coming into turkey.
    • phatbear
    • By phatbear 17th Oct 16, 8:02 PM
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    So why not sell your story to the press im sure they would pay well for your "story"
    Live each day like its your last because one day you'll be right
    • photome
    • By photome 17th Oct 16, 8:02 PM
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    The captain scuba dived down to retrieve what was left of the body.

    And he was arrested 5 hours after the incident by this time we were taken too and left in a marquee full of Syrian refugees who had just been pulled from a boat coming into turkey.
    Originally posted by Loisreid

    That reads like a very tall story
    • Loisreid
    • By Loisreid 17th Oct 16, 8:06 PM
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    Because the papers are not interested as we don't know who we hit, one newspaper wanted to put that we hit someone on holiday ( tourist ) another one was a Syrian refugee.
    Out of respect for the man who died and his family when we don't even no who he was or where he come from as hotel wouldn't tell us I didn't feel it was fair to plaster it over the papers
    • Loisreid
    • By Loisreid 17th Oct 16, 8:07 PM
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    Why would boris be in turkey?

    Is this some sort of joke to you?
    • photome
    • By photome 17th Oct 16, 8:11 PM
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    Why would boris be in turkey?

    Is this some sort of joke to you?
    Originally posted by Loisreid
    If it really happened it's not a joke

    But the captain of your boat scuba dived to retrieve what's left of the body just doesn't sound plausible!

    Any links to any news items anywhere, there must be something
    • Loisreid
    • By Loisreid 17th Oct 16, 8:14 PM
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    Yes the engine had sliced him, it was like a shark attack in the water and I will never get that image out of my head.

    Yes it was a water sports team, we was on a scuba diving trip at the time.

    Believe me I have googled it many times but hotel is so popular they didn't want anyone knowing

    Turkey has lost so many customers as it is and the sheer panic of their face when it happened you could tell they were definetly worroed
    • Bogalot
    • By Bogalot 17th Oct 16, 8:24 PM
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    Why would boris be in turkey?

    Is this some sort of joke to you?
    Originally posted by Loisreid
    Your story is rather elaborate. Scuba diving body picker uppers, Syrian refugees, a hotel that wants to hush everything up yet are not concerned about what you claim to know. And a body seemingly disposed of ... well, who knows how!
    • Loisreid
    • By Loisreid 17th Oct 16, 8:31 PM
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    It does seem that way I agree but it happened end off.

    They offered us a £200 voucher for another holiday as a sorry I told them to stick it where the sun doesn't shine as would never want to return back to the resort of use the travel company again.
    • greenface
    • By greenface 17th Oct 16, 8:32 PM
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    Keep away from the press FOREVER there is no gain . contact legal people to advise you . Don't speculate to anyone and wish you never posted here TBH . Keep it calm and don't be rushed .horrible thing to witness but need to be investigated asap if not sooner .
    North Wales Holiday Home Owner
    • meer53
    • By meer53 17th Oct 16, 9:36 PM
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    I was on holiday 4 weeks ago and myself and my partner hired out a boat from the resort water sports team ( a captain ) was driving. Coming back into the resort the boat hit someone in the water and killed them. We have both been signed off sick for a minimum of 4 weeks with post traumatic stress due to the lack of customer care ( none of it ) from both the travel company and the hotel.
    We have lost 4 weeks of income and unable to pay rent. What can we do?
    Originally posted by Loisreid
    I would try my best to get back to some normality, going back to work will help with this, you can still have counselling but if you are unable to pay your rent or bills, you need to try to move on. Who would you expect to receive compensation from ?
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