06 April 2009
Worker seeks compensation after suffering serious head injuries
A man who suffered serious injuries to his head while at work is seeking a payout of more than £500,000.
Christopher Kaye was working for Euro Dismantling Services (EDS) - a multi-national firm which was established in 1994 - when the accident occurred.
He was attempting to remove a grapple attachment from the boom of an excavator when the device struck him in the face.
The 40-year-old sustained a fractured jaw and severe brain damage as a result of the impact.
He is now unable to communicate, has to be fed through a tube and breaths through a tracheotomy.
Through his wife, Susan Kaye, he is taking legal action against EDS.
His legal team accuse the firm of failing to train Mr Kaye to conduct the procedure and failing to conduct a risk assessment.
According to his doctors, it is too early to provide a prognosis for his condition in the future.