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Reformative Training for Teen Facing Molesting Charges

February 25, 2019

A 19-year old student who had committed eight acts of molestation on an underaged girl was sentenced to one year of reformative training after he had pleaded guilty to two counts of molestation charges. The other six charges were taken into consideration during sentencing. For each molestation charge, offenders can be jailed for up to 10 years and caned.

Malaysian Motorcyclist Paralysed in Collision Gets $615,000 in Compensation

August 28, 2018

A Malaysian motorcyclist, Mr. Lai, was involved in an accident on 7 August 2014 when a female motorcar driver had suddenly cut into his lane, causing him to apply emergency brakes. The motorcyclist behind him, however, had failed to stop in time and as such collided with Mr. Lai, causing him to surge forward and collide with the motorcar.

$530,000 For Couple Injured in AYE Reverse-Driving Accident

August 28, 2018

A Malaysian couple who was traveling on motorcycle on the way to work on the morning of 19 December 2016 suffered serious injuries when a Mercedes-Benz driven by one Mr. Lim Chai Heng streaked towards them in the opposite direction.

$710,000 Settlement Sum for Lorry Driver Who Fell From Height In Workplace Accident

July 06, 2018

Mr. Neo, a 51 year old lorry driver who became paralysed as a result of a workplace accident has reached a settlement with his employers for a compensation sum of $710,000 in the High Court. 

 

The accident happened on 14 June 2016 when the elevated platform Mr. Neo was walking on to carry out works had collapsed, causing him to fall from a height of 3.5m and he sustain severe injuries to his spine and limbs as a result.

WORKER STRUCK ON HEAD AND LEFT WHEELCHAIR BOUND – HE GETS $700,000

November 08, 2017

On 20th August 2015, an industrial worker by the name of Chin Swee Leong (“Chin”) was struck on the head by a falling shelving rack at work. The accident, which occurred on Chin’s 49th birthday, fractured Chin’s left skill and vertebra, and left him wheelchair bound and paralysed in his right arm and leg.

CAR HURTLED TOWARDS DRIVERS IN OPPOSITE DIRECTION ALONG AYE

November 05, 2017

In a lawsuit against the driver who had crashed into multiple vehicles while travelling in the opposite direction along AYE last year in December, injured victims Teh Tze Yong and wife Janice Choo have managed to achieve a settlement on liability in Court. The driver responsible for the accident, Lim Chai Heng, has now accepted 100% liability for the accident, which also resulted in the death of one and injury of another.

MAN DIES AFTER 4 YEAR COMA DUE TO SURGERY GONE WRONG

November 01, 2017

A patient admitted for day surgery for a minor nose disorder had slipped into a coma for 4 years after undergoing an operation at Alexandra Hospital. In 2015, he was transferred to a nursing home where he later died the following year following complications.

TREE BRANCH CAUSES PARALYSIS IN WOMAN – SHE GETS $500,000

October 29, 2017

A woman was walking along North Bridge Road on 25 August 2008 when branches from a tree growing in St. Andrew’s Cathedral fell on her body. She was admitted to the Singapore General Hospital where she had to go through multiple intensive operations, but her injuries ultimately left her paralyzed.

MAN IN VEGETATIVE STATE AFTER IMPACT FROM FALLEN TREE BRANCH

October 10, 2017

A Malaysian national, Mr Lee Kar Choon, was riding his motorcycle along Admiralty Road West towards his workplace when a tree branch along the road fell and caused him to be flung off his vehicle. He lapsed into a coma due to the impact and was later admitted into the hospital where he was found to have sustained serious head injuries.

100% LIABILTY AWARDED IN FAVOUR OF AGED LADY INJURED BY FALLING PANEL

September 27, 2017

A 72-year old lady was viewing tiles at a display showroom in July 2015 when a tile display panel weighing over 50kg and about 2 metres high fell on her, causing her to...

$1,000 FEE FOR 120-WORD MEDICAL REPORT ?!

September 18, 2017

3 foreign workers requesting for copies of their own medical records were charged up to $1,000 by an orthopedic surgeon in private practice according to two help groups Transient Workers Count Too (“TWC2”) and Healthserve & a law firm (HOH Law Corporation). The fees charged by specialists at restructured hospitals for similar reports are usually only one fifth of that ...

CHINA WORKER GETS $92,000 FOR FINGERS SLICED OFF AT WORK

May 23, 2017

A foreign worker who had just arrived to work in Singapore for a week had two of his fingers sliced off, in a worksite accident wholly attributable to the negligence of his employer. In a compensation claim against his employer Zhong Jiang (S) International, the worker was awarded $92,000, equivalent to 10 years’ worth of wages for him based on his monthly salary of $750.

COMPENSATION FOR DEATH ON WORK TRIP

May 02, 2017

Following a High Court ruling, the widow of an employee who had passed away in a hotel room in Cambodia while waiting to be taken to a meeting, may now qualify for a claim under workmen’s compensation. Compensation of up to $140,000.00 will be payable under the Work Injury Compensation Act because the man’s death, likely from a heart attack, was an accident that happened in the course of employment.

$97,000 FOR MAN HIT ON HEAD BY BOSS

March 12, 2017

Mr Zhou Aiguo, 38, (“Zhou”) was working for the construction company, Bestrom, when he was brutally assaulted by his superior, Mr Zhao Qiao Lin (“Zhao”). On that fateful day, Zhao had indicated to Zhou that he would deduct Zhou’s pay for starting his lunch break early at 11.30am. In his defense, Zhou had asked for the matter to be referred to the site manager ...

SAVED BY RUBBISH

March 06, 2017

A crane technician who fell 12 storey from a tower crane at a construction site from a height of 52 metres survived, thanks to a green plastic waste bin. Now, he is suing his employer Fes Engineering, the tower crane supplier Soon Douglas, and the main contractor and occupier of the construction site, Novelty Builders, for negligence.

SETTLEMENT FOR TEEN WHO FELL TO HIS DEATH AT ORCHARD CENTRAL

February 23, 2017

A teenager fell to his death after jumping from a link-way located between Orchard Central and Orchard Gateway on 24 February this year .The plasterboard casing platform on which Jonathan landed collapsed, causing him to ...

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