Man who lost left hand in mishap gets Rs 13.86 L compensation
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Last Updated: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 20:17
New Delhi: A man who lost his left hand after sustaining injuries in a road mishap has been awarded a compensation of Rs 13.86 lakh by a Motor Accident Claim Tribunal (MACT).

Rakesh Kumar, a diploma holder of Industrial Training Institute (ITI), had suffered injuries on all parts of his body after his two-wheeler got hit by a speeding jeep at Bhiwadi in Haryana on June 16, 2008.

MACT Presiding Judge Swarana Kanta Sharma directed Reliance General Insurance Company Limited to pay the compensation of Rs 13.86 lakh to Kumar, 24, who was doing a private job as electrical technician.

The court computed the compensation amount taking into consideration expenses of treatment, including physiotherapy, and loss of Kumar's earning capacity due to amputation of his left hand.

It relied upon a police investigation report which concluded that the mishap in this case had taken place due to rash and negligent driving of Veer Singh, driver of the offending vehicle.

The court directed the insurance company to pay the amount as the offending vehicle was registered with it.


First Published: Thursday, May 27, 2010, 20:17

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