Rejecting the police version and reversing the orders of a Motor Vehicle Accidents Claim Tribunal refusing compensation, the Madras High Court has ordered payment of ` 2,00,800 to a tailor, who sustained permanent disability in a road accident.
Justice S Vimala granted the relief while allowing an appeal from the tailor challenging the orders dated March 26, 2009 of the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Tribunal-cum- Additional District Judge, Fast Track Court, Salem.
According to Baskar (34), he was employed as a supervisor and tailor and earning Rs 15,000 per month. He suffered multiple fractures in an accident involving a police jeep on August 28, 2005. near Yercaud and a case was registered.
The claimant filed a plea claiming Rs 5 lakh as compensation. Though the accident was admitted by the authorities, the negligence and liability was disputed. Police claimed it occurred due to the rash and negligent driving of the claimant. Relying upon the submission, the Tribunal dismissed the claim petition. Hence, the present appeal was filed.