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Indian wins USD 272,2570 as compensation after mishap in Dubai

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 16:13

Dubai: A 47-year-old Indian has been awarded one million dirhams (USD 272,2570) as compensation by a Dubai court after a car accident left him paralysed.

A K, identified only by his initials, had lost his ability to eat or drink and needed 24-hour assistance following the 2012 accident.

The Dubai Appeals Court ordered the insurance company to pay one million dirhams in civil compensation to A K, Gulf News reported.

The man, who worked as a cook for 17 years, was travelling from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah in a vehicle when the driver fell asleep before losing control of the car, which overturned on Dubai Bypass Road.

A K was later admitted to a hospital and underwent surgery. He had to remain in hospital for three months. He has since been repatriated.

The man lodged a civil lawsuit against the insurance company seeking two million dirhams in compensation.

"A K sustained medical, physical, financial and moral damages following the accident. He cannot eat, drink, walk or use his hands or legs or even use the washroom without a permanent escort," according to his lawsuit.

A court-assigned medical committee said the victim sustained a 100 per cent permanent disability and that his condition would not improve.

First Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 16:13

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