A man who suffered serious arm injuries has received an award of compensation from his employer.
Luke Oxton suffered the injuries after becoming trapped in the vent of a machine whilst cleaning it. Mr Oxton, who was 19 at the time, was stuck in the machinery at Grimsby’s Coldwater Factory for over an hour before being rescued by firefighters.
A court ruling ordered factory operator the Icelandic Group UK to pay compensation to the former worker.
The firm said it has now implemented new training for staff and managers in order to reduce the risk of such an incident occurring again in the future.
They added: “We very much regret Mr Oxton’s accident and are assisting him in his rehabilitation with the aim of returning him to employment at the earliest opportunity.”
Neville Filar, Head of Personal Injury at kenneth elliott + rowe solicitors commented “Personal Injury lawyers often get a bad press about being ambulance chasers and the like but this case illustrates how solicitors can help obtain compensation for injured parties and more significantly force companies to change unsafe procedures. Solicitors such as those at Kenneth Elliott and Rowe do this work for just those reasons”
If you have been injured in an accident either on the road or at work call to Neville Filar on 01708 707811 for a no obligation chat about your potential claim