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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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The Abu Dhabi Court of Cassation upheld a ruling issued by the Court of First Instance obligating a company dealing in concrete work, two of its employees and an insurance company to pay Dhs700,000 to a woman and her three children in compensation for the death of her husband.
The plaintiff pointed out that he paid the woman Dhs100,000 in return for waiving a lawsuit that she had filed against him but was surprised when she rejected to waive the lawsuit and denied receiving the money.
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