Compensation to student who suffered 60% disability
“Because of degloving and crushing injury to right leg and hand, Rahul had lost many muscles. His thumb can do minimal functions because of impairing the power of joint and muscle of right thumb. The muscles necessary for function of right foot and leg were also crushed. Rahul will never be in a position to hold a pen in right palm and will not be able to lift weight,” Dr Wahegaonkar said.
While deciding the compensation, the court awarded Rs 10,000 for loss of his academic year (class VIII), Rs 5,000 for post surgery attendance at the hospital, Rs 5,000 for nutritious diet during treatment, Rs 5,000 for conveyance to and from the hospital, Rs 1.80 lakh towards medical expenses incurred by him at the hospital, Rs 30,000 for loss of amenities in life, Rs 15,000 for loss to marriage prospect and Rs 20,000 on account of his suffering. The court said that as Rahul will not be able to do physically strenuous work, he will suffer loss of future income. The court calculated Rs 3.24 lakh on account of loss of future loss of income. The cumulative amount comes to Rs 5,94,000.
The court directed the owner of the truck and the insurance company to pay the amount at no interest rate from 2008 till realisation, of which Rs 1.80 lakh is to be paid by account payee cheque and the rest to be invested under fixed deposit.
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