Abu Dhabi

Dh400,000 compensation in UAE for family of man killed at work

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi
ismail@khaleejtimes.com Filed on September 13, 2020 | Last updated on September 13, 2020 at 05.40 pm
Family, worker, killed, worksite accident, UAE, gets, Dh400,000, compensation

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Investigations confirmed that the accident resulted from the negligence of the supervisor.

A compensation amount of Dh400,000 has been awarded to the family of a construction worker, who died in a worksite accident due to the negligence of his supervisor and the site engineer.

The Abu Dhabi Cassation Court upheld earlier rulings by lower courts that ordered the engineer of the construction site, the victim's immediate supervisor and their employer to jointly pay the compensation payout to the victim's mother, wife and his two minor daughters.

Court documents stated that the Asian man was killed in a worksite accident. Investigations confirmed that the accident resulted from the negligence of the supervisor and the site engineer who didn't ensure safety requirements were in place at the worksite.

The Asian worker was the sole breadwinner for his family. Both the Abu Dhabi Court of First Instance and the appellant court had told the defendants to pay Dh400,000 to the victim's heirs in compensation for the material and moral damages they suffered.

The company and its workers challenged the ruling to Abu Dhabi's top court which has rejected their appeal and maintained earlier verdicts.



Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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