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Worker seeks compensation


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Aya Al Deeb, Staff Reporter

A loading and unloading labourer filed a lawsuit in the Abu Dhabi Court, demanding the owner of the factory he worked for to pay him Dhs150,000, besides the legal interest of 12% as of the date of the claimant until payment, in compensation for the material and moral damages he sustained as a result of a work injury resulting in the amputation 3 fingers of his left hand.

The labourer said due to the lack of safety and protection equipment in devices, he sustained the injury, indicating that he had filed a lawsuit with the Abu Dhabi Labour Court requesting compensation and the court tasked a medical expert who proved the injury in his report which caused a 35% permanent deficiency of the left hand.

The labourer added that the Labour Court obligated the owner of the factory to pay him Dhs4,550, besides a tourist ticket.

He appealed and the Appellate court increased the amount to be Dhs6,650.

The Abu Dhabi Family and Civil and Administrative Cases Court rejected the lawsuit and obligated the labourer to pay the fees, based on the fact that the latter did not provide the proof that the factory owner has not provided safety and protections means to protect labourers against dangers of work.

The court added that the case papers did not include the reasons of the injury and how it happened.

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