` 35L for doc who suf­fered leg in­jury in road crash

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City -

New Delhi: A doc­tor who suf­fered per­ma­nent dis­abil­ity of legs af­ter be­ing hit by a car was awarded over Rs 35 lakh by Mo­tor Ac­ci­dent Claims Tri­bunal (MACT). Man­ish Singh, a Malka Ganj res­i­dent, was walk­ing to­wards Mukher­jee Na­gar when he was hit by a rashly driven car, leav­ing him se­verely in­jured.

The 30-year old doc­tor, who was pur­su­ing masters in anes­the­si­ol­ogy from Hindu Rao Hos­pi­tal, had suf­fered per­ma­nent dis­abil­ity of the limbs af­ter the ac­ci­dent on March 20, 2016.

Man­ish Singh, a Malka Ganj res­i­dent, was walk­ing to­wards Mukher­jee Na­gar when he was hit by a rashly driven car, leav­ing him se­verely in­jured on March 20, 2016

S S Mal­ho­tra, pre­sid­ing of­fi­cer, MACT, asked the United In­dia In­surance to pay the com­pen­sa­tion of Rs 35.16 lakh to Singh for men­tal and phys­i­cal shock, loss of ameni­ties and loss of in­come suf­fered by him. It also com­pen­sated Singh for ex­penses in­curred for an attendant and for buy­ing a wheel chair.

In its re­cent or­der, the tri­bunal noted that the dis­abil­ity suf­fered by Singh can­not be treated as a func­tional dis­abil­ity, as he can do all his pro­fes­sional work while sit­ting.

It granted Singh Rs 3 lakh to­wards loss of fu­ture earn­ing not­ing that his per­ma­nent dis­abil­ity may lead to cer­tain dif­fi­cul­ties at the time of his re­tire­ment.

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