Man fights for £500k compensation after suffering injury at workA man who suffered serious head injuries in a workplace accident is seeking compensation of £500,000.
Christopher Kaye was working on a construction site in Sheffield when he was hit in the face by the grapple attachment of a Komatsu excavator, local paper the Star reports.
The 55-year-old sustained a brain injury and a fractured jaw as a result of the impact.
He can no longer communicate and has to be fed through a tube.
Through his wife, Susan Kaye, he is claiming damages from Euro Dismantling Services (EDS), a firm which was established in 1994.
His legal team allege that EDS was negligent. They say that it failed to provide Mr Kaye with the appropriate health and safety training concerning the removal of the grapple attachment.
It addition, the firm did not carry out a risk assessment, they claim.
According to a high court writ, it is too soon for doctors to be able to provide a prognosis for Mr Kaye.