57-year-old Christopher Kaye was working as a demolition worker for Euro Dismantling Services Ltd at the time of the incident in 2008. He was replacing a an excavator attachment when he was hit in the face by a metal bar that had become dislodged.
Mr Kaye was rushed to Sheffield Hospital where he had to undergo a life saving operation, but the injuries to his brain were so severe that he now has severe brain damage.
The victim’s accident solicitors claimed that their client had not received adequate training and that the company only brought in safety equipment after the accident had occurred.
One of the members of the legal team, Jill Greenfield, explained that this terrible accident could easily have been avoided if better training and equipment had been in place.
Euro Dismantling Services Ltd accepted 90% liability for the incident and Mr Kaye will now receive a £1.75 million lump sum payment as well as £135,000 annual personal injury compensation payments to pay for continuing round the clock care.
Sue Kaye, the wife of the victim, said that her husband will never fully recover from the accident and no amount of money can bring back the loving husband she has had for 32 years. He now needs to receive specialist care every hour of every day.