MAWULI ERIC
V.
WILKADO CONSTRUCTION WORKS LTD

(2016) JELR 107619 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT No. BC 285/2014 ·  29 Jan 2016 ·  Ghana
CORAM
JUSTICE GIFTY DEKYEM
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
court
burden of persuasion
fact
law
others
sufficient evidence
current bank rate
employer’s report
lump sum
medical report
mind of the tribunal of fact
obligation of a party
reasonable doubt
said amount
severe injuries
tabiri alias asare
west coast dyeing industry limited
breach of natural justice
burden of producing evidence defined
civil action
civil cases
court finds
date of final payment
following issues
following reliefs
hearing date
independent contractor
labour act
lump sum compensation of ghs23
metropolitan labour officer
permanent employee of defendant company
plaintiff’s contention
provisions of the evidence decree
real evidence
required evidence of the facts

JUDGMENT 

Plaintiff per his pleadings averred that he is a carpenter and was a permanent employee of Defendant Company having been employed in 2007. He averred that  on or about 26th July 2012 at age 60 and during the course of employment, he sustained injury following an accident which injury was reported to the  Metropolitan Labour Officer who ordered a lump sum compensation of GHS23,  053.00 to be paid to Plaintiff by the Defendant. It is Plaintiff’s contention that  unless compelled by the court, Defendant will not pay the compensation amount  wherefore Plaintiff claims the following reliefs per his writ of summons:

a) Recovery of GHS23,053.00 being lump sum ordered by the Metro Labour  Office to be paid on the 18th day of December 2012 by the Defendant on  grounds of injury at Defendant’s workplace.  

b) Interest on the said amount at the current bank rate to date of final  payment. 

c) Cost inclusive of legal cost or fees. 


Defendant per its statement of defence denied that Plainti…

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