Khaleej Times, Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022 | Muharram 25, 1444
UAE: Construction worker compensated with Dh1.2 million for injury at worksite
Emirates: An injured construction worker has
been awarded Dh1.2 million in compensation after falling off the rooftop of a
The Asian worker had filed a lawsuit against the company and demanded a
compensation of Dh5 million for the physical, moral and material damages.
The man said he fell from the rooftop and sustained major injuries on his head
and body. The man spent months in the hospital recovering and receiving
A medical report stated that the worker suffered a 40 percent permanent
disability to the skull and brain, deformity of the face due to paralysis and
could no longer close his left eye, loss of vision in the left eye by 50
percent, hearing loss in the left ear, 50 percent, fractures to the nose and 100
percent loss of sense of smell and taste.
The man also suffered a systolic paralysis of the left arm, which caused him 50
The construction firm had earlier been convicted and fined for negligence and
failure to provide the necessary security and safety measures to protect
workers, which led to the man falling off the rooftop of the warehouse. This
caused him serious injuries that led to permanent disabilities.
After hearing from both parties, the first civil court of instance judge ordered
the construction firm to pay Dh1.2 million to the Asian worker in compensation
for the damages.
Both the defendants and the worker challenged the sentence to the appeal court
which has rejected their appeals and maintained the first ruling by the lower