Dhs800,000 pay­out for worker left paral­ysed

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A main­te­nance worker has been awarded Dhs800,000 af­ter be­com­ing paral­ysed when a stack on wooden pan­els fell on him at work. The Fed­eral Supreme Court up­held ear­lier rul­ings by lower courts that or­dered the boat build­ing com­pany and its in­sur­ance firm to pay the Arab man Dhs400,000 in com­pen­sa­tion for the dam­ages he suf­fered. The firm was also told to pay an­other Dhs400,000 for the man’s med­i­cal and other ex­penses. Court doc­u­ments stated that the man was do­ing main­te­nance work on a boat when wooden pan­els in the premises fell on him. A med­i­cal re­port said the Arab suf­fered from bro­ken legs, bro­ken hands and in­juries in other body parts that re­sulted into 100 per cent paral­y­sis. Both the court of first in­stance and ap­peal court found the man’s em­ployer to have not pro­vided the nec­es­sary safety equip­ment. The firm kept chal­leng­ing their rul­ings, but the UAE's top court re­jected it.

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