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Machinist awarded seven-figure compensation sum

Machinist awarded seven-figure compensation sum

A seven-figure personal injury compensation sum has been awarded to a machine operator following a serious accident at work.

Christopher Kaye sustained brain damage during an incident while working on a building site in Sheffield for demolition firm Euro Dismantling Services in October 2008.

The 57-year-old was hurt when a piece of equipment hit him in the face while he changed the grapple attachment on an excavator and his employer - an international firm which was established in 1994 - has admitted 90 per cent liability.

Consequently, Mr Kaye has been granted a lump sum of damages worth £1.75 million, as well as annual instalments of £135,000 for the rest of his life, meaning he is expected to receive a total of £4.2 million.

Sue Kaye, his wife, commented: "No amount of money will help Chris to fully recover or give me back my loving husband of 32 years, nor will my children ever have the same dad."

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Posted by Trusha Vyas