01 November 2010
Ex-Nestle worker awarded six-figure injury compensation
A woman has received a six-figure personal injury compensation award after she was forced to have her leg amputated following an accident at work.
According to the York Press, Susan Ashe required surgery to remove the lower part of her left leg following an incident in April 2007 in which her ankle became caught in between a vehicle she was driving and a barrier at a Nestle factory in York.
Nestle - the food manufacturer which employs around 7,000 people across 23 sites in the UK and Ireland - initially denied responsibility for the horrific injury, but has now accepted liability and explained in a statement that it was a "most tragic accident".
Ms Ashe told the news source that the incident had been life-changing for her, as she is now unable to work and rarely goes out because she is unable to walk long distances.
She added that she also sometimes has to use a wheelchair or crutches to help her get around.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens