Man who lost left hand in mishap gets Rs 13.86 L compensation

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.

PTI



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

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