5ft 2in businessman claims against airline after being 'injured' by larger passenger

enter image description here Stephen, an entrepreneur, is pursuing legal action British Airways due to suffering a pelvic injury. The pelvic injury was due to sitting crushed against the wall of the plane being pressed by an obese man. The supposed obese man was 6ft 5in, whereas Stephen Prosser is 5ft 2in.

The businessman claims he asked for help from the airline's staff, but they refused to offer any. He had to endure the uncomfortable situation for twelve straight hours. The fifty-one-year-old was traveling from Bangkok in Thailand airport to London Heathrow on January 10, 2016. The guy who sat in the middle was large and fat that his body fat "spilled" into his seat squeezing Stephen Prosser.

His lawyers claim that Mr. Stephen had to change and adjust his body in an uncomfortable and painful position for half a day the duration of the flight. The damages he is seeking is due to the fact he incurred injuries and lost source of income for three months. Mr. Stephen Prosser did not show any injury while on the flight or while alighting" the claims of British Airways representatives.

The Freelancer civil engineer is a father of two states that he had visited Thailand to spend Christmas time with friends and was returning to his family on January 10, 2016. Talking to the media, he said his preferred airline is Thai Air. When booking the flight ticket, he found the British Airways was cheaper.

Disaster befell Mr. Stephen when the stairs door closed, and a huge man emerged and sat beside Mr. Stephen. The man described as overweight, big boned and really pumped. He realized he was in trouble when the weight was too much to bear. Mr. Stephen had suffered back pains in his earlier years because of driving for long hours to Kent daily due to work commitment.

As soon the plane took off, he took the matter to the flight attendant. He suggested either of them to be moved to avoid any injury. Sadly, the flight was full. He could not move to the crews' seat because the level of disturbance would be high.

The service attendant said they could not rectify anything thus Mr. Stephen formally complained to the onboard customer services rep. Mr. Stephen states that the big guy also looked to be in pain too. He could not disturb him to avoid causing further discomfort.

Due to the injury, he has been receiving treatment that ended on may this year. He and his personal injury solicitor‌ are asking for around £5,000 to be paid for the general damages he suffered. The case is proceeding at Court on the 16th of November.


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