Truck driver gets Dh200,000 after accident

A civilian court in Abu Dhabi ordered two insurance and contracting firms to pay a truck driver Dh200,000 damages after he suffered serious injuries in an accident at work.

The driver had demanded Dh700,000 but a court of appeals reduced the sum to Dh500,000, prompting both firms to appeal with a civilian court.

The insurance company refused to compensate the driver on the grounds he was working for another company owned by the same Emirati when the accident occurred.

The firm argued that company was not insured by its owner.

In a final sentence, the civilian court ordered the insurance firm and the owner of that company to pay Dh200,000 damages to the driver on the grounds his sponsoring company is insured by that firm.


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