(2016) JELR 107641 (HC)    
High Court  ·  SUIT No. INDL/15/15 ·  23 Feb 2016 ·  Ghana
Core Terms Beta
burden of persuasion
medical bills
sick leave
cross examination plaintiff
defendant’s case
left eye
medical care
medical officer
mind of the tribunal of fact
obligation of a party
plaintiff’s case
sufficient evidence
wrongful dismissal
20th february
24th february
burden of producing evidence defined
civil cases
cost of medication
course of his employment
court finds
ex employee of defendant company
final settlement of all claims
following issues
further exhibit
injured eye defendant
injury of the plaintiff
insurance company
justice gifty dekyem
laws of ghana
payment of the plaintiff
plaintiff’s claim fails
plaintiff’s medical bills
protective gear
provisions of the evidence decree
reasonable cause wherefore plaintiff
receiving treatment
termination of the employment of the plaintiff
time limit
wrongful termination


Plaintiff is a carpenter by profession and ex employee of Defendant Company; the  latter being a registered company under the laws of Ghana. Plaintiff had an  accident during the course of his employment with Defendant and sustained an  injury to his left eye. Plaintiff averred that due to the injury he was advised to go  off work for a while and attend regular checks at the hospital. It is Plaintiff’s case  that whilst receiving treatment for his injured eye Defendant wrote to him complaining about his inability to attend work whereupon he had a meeting  with Defendant’s managing director and affirmed his commitment and desire to work as soon as the pain in the injured eye reduced. Plaintiff contended that  Defendant refused to pay for the cost of medication and other incidental cost he  incurred due to the injury he sustained. Plaintiff averred that when his health  improved, he attended work but on 18th July 2014, Defendant terminated his  appointment for no reasonable ca…

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