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Chief Justice awards claims by an employee of a construction company

Radio & Television Tonga News 1/08/2017

 

Supreme Court awards TOP$190, 962 claimed by an injured construction worker.

 

Paula ‘Eukaliti was successful with his claims against Puloka Construction.

 

The 23 year old from Nukunuku lost the 2 top joints of his right finger between a steel cable and a pulley while trying to form a digicel mast at Ha’ateiho in August 2014.

 

The total amount was for his remaining and past earning, pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement, loss of life enjoyment and amenity.

 

Paula claimed more than the awarded sum but Lord Chief Justice Owen Paulsen said despite these injuries he can still works without complaining.

 

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