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British national Jack Heathcock, 21, is reportedly having trouble getting his travel insurance to pay out on any compensation claims as he lies unconscious in a hospital bed in Chiang Mai. When Jack unintentionally fell from the third floor of the condominium, he was spending the final two days of his vacation with friends and suffered multiple injuries to various organs.
The insurance provider asserts that because the coverage only provided basic travel protection, repatriation to the UK was not covered. Although assessors decided that there wasn’t enough information in the police and hospital records to support a strong claim, it might encompass hospital practices in Thailand. On Facebook, Jack’s sister Chloe posted that the family is contesting the ruling. 40,000 GBP was cited as the initial hospitalization expense, which was a cautious estimate since since further operations in Thailand might be required.

Terence Quinn, an attorney for a business not engaged in the case, claimed that in these circumstances, insurers frequently cite small print requirements that the claimant have acted appropriately and be sober. He continued by saying that accident reports from the police and hospitals are frequently extremely succinct and avoid challenging inquiries that, as officers are well aware, can invalidate a claim. The family began a GoFundMe (Chloe Heathcock) appeal for 40,000 GBP, and so far, little about half of that amount has been raised. Additionally, a fundraiser will be conducted on July 14 in Middlesborough’s Dorman’s Club to raise additional funds.

When it is safe to do so, the cost of a repatriation mostly relies on whether a passenger jet may be used, with a section set aside for the injured individual and medical personnel, or if an air ambulance with specialized equipment is required. In the latter scenario, the base price for the trip alone (from Chiang Mai to the UK) is approximately 60,000 GBP, but additional factors may raise this amount.

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