LONDON, August 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –
A Latvian woman who had to have her leg amputated at the scene of a horrific road traffic collision whilst working in the UK, has received £1,000,000 in an out of court settlement.
The woman’s two sons were with her at the time, and Matthew Clayton, a specialist serious and catastrophic injuries lawyer with Fentons Injury Solicitors LLP, represented the family, who had been working as flower pickers before the incident.
“Their employer had told the family they would be earning about £100 each a week,” said Matthew, a partner with the firm. “But upon arrival in the UK they found that – along with about 30 other employees from various Eastern European countries – they were being paid only £50 per week from which they had to pay for their board and lodgings.”
The incident occurred as the woman, who had only been in the UK a matter of days, was being driven to her digs in a minibus, together with her two sons and a group of other Eastern European workers. “After they had finished work, the group