Gauhati High Court Sets Aside Order Passed For Award Of Compensation To Driver Who Allegedly Lost Vision In One Eye

Posted On - 16 February, 2024 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

The Hon’ble Gauhati High Court in MFA/266/2010 overturned an order passed by the Commissioner of Workmen’s Compensation which awarded compensation to the driver who lost vision in one eye due to an accident. The Hon’ble High Court observed that procedure as per Section 4 (1) (c) (ii) of the Employees Compensation Act, 1923 were not followed as there was no assessment by qualified medical practitioner. Moreover, disability certificate was not issued by a medical practitioner showing the disability to be to the extent of 75%.