HC orders PDD to pay Rs 20 lakh to worker for physical disability – Jammu Kashmir Latest news | Tourism
JAMMU, November 24: The High Court ordered the Department of Electricity Development to pay the worker Rs 20 lakh due to 90% physical disability he suffered due to the respondents’ negligence.
In March-April 2009, the petitioner’s father was hired as a laborer for the construction of the office building of the District Soil Conservation Officer, Sambal, Udhampur and just above the entrance / door of the building, there was a double-circuit high voltage line.
Since there was a serious threat to the lives of all the workers, including their accompanying family members, the workers opposed the construction respondent but the respondent ignored it. and built the premises. On 01.04.2009, the petitioner accompanied his father to the premises of the District Soil Conservation Office, Sambal, Udhampur and around 3:45 p.m., while the petitioner was just sitting below the 11 KV high voltage wire, a high flash s ‘was produced and the petitioner made contact with it, as a result, he suffered a severe shock to his body, causing severe burns, especially to his right arm, chest and legs.
Immediately after the accident, the Applicant was taken to Udhampur Command Hospital, from where he was referred to GMC Jammu. Due to the severity of the shock, the Applicant’s right shoulder was dislocated. All of the petitioner’s toes were also damaged and, according to the disability certificate issued by the Udhampur Chief Medical Officer, the petitioner suffers from 90% permanent physical disability.
After hearing lawyer Sachin Sharma for the petitioner while the AAG FA Natnoo assisted by the deputy AG Ayjaz Lone for the defendants, Judge Puneet Gupta observed that âthe court may instill guesswork while assessing the future income of the petitioner. if the petitioner had not suffered a disarticulation of his rights. arm. Considering the petitioner’s age of 13 and the expected income of Rs 6,000 per month, the multiplier of 18 can be used to assess the compensation for loss of earnings which amounts to Rs 12,96,000 â.
The High Court further awarded Rs 7 lakh as a lump sum due to pain and suffering, loss of amenities and cost of medical treatment. “The petitioner is also entitled to interest at the respondents’ rate of 6% per annum on the amount from the date of filing of the Brief Petition until its completion,” said the High Court.