The Bombay High Court bench comprising Justice SG Chapalgaonkar held that the principal employer's liability in case of accidental death/injury of contractor’s employee is limited to the compensation amount under Section 12 of the Employee Compensation Act, 1923 and does not include penalty and interest on delayed compensation or for default.
 Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad, Ahmednagar and Anr. v. Suraiyya Rafik Khalifa and Ors. First Appeal No. 3517 of 2022