A Yorkshire man, who suffered life changing head injuries while working on a Sheffield building site, has won compensation which will run into millions of pounds.
Fifty seven year old Christopher Gerald Kaye, of Haigh, in Barnsley, was asked by his supervisor to remove a grapple attachment from an excavating machine on the site but as he removed a steel pin from the mechanism, part of the machinery moved and struck him heavily in the face.
Mr. Kaye suffered serious facial injuries and devastating brain damage in the accident, which has left the former construction worker requiring round the clock care.
With the help of his family Mr. Kaye launched a claim for accident at work compensation from his former employer Euro Dismantling Services Ltd and was awarded with a compensation package thought to be worth millions of pounds.
The company has already made a down-payment of £1.1 million and following approval of the settlement at the High Court in London, Mr. Kaye will now receive a further lump sum followed by annual indexed linked payments to help pay for the care he will require for the rest of his life.
Some of the compensation has already been used to modify Mr. Kaye’s home and purchase essential equipment that will enable him to continue living at the property with his wife Susan.