SMU Lexicon: Sentencing Approach for Workplace Safety Breaches: Nurun Novi Saydur Rahman v Public Prosecutor [2019] 3 SLR 413

Reading Time: 9 minutesI. Introduction The recent case of Nurun Novi Saydur Rahman v Public Prosecutor[1] was the first time an offence under s 15(3A) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act (“WSHA”) had been brought before the Singapore High Court.[2] Section 15(3A) states that any person who conducts a negligent act, without reasonable cause, that endangers the safety […]

Strategic use of Offers to Settle (OTS) to negotiate motor accident claims

Reading Time: 7 minutesThis article is an excerpt from the 29-page comprehensive and practical guide to motor accident claims in Singapore, written by Kok Yee Keong, Senior Associate in Eversheds Harry Elias LLP, which is publicly available for download here at the firm’s website. Strategic use of Offers to Settle (OTS) to negotiate After a motor claim has been lodged against the defendant […]

HONG KONG: Former dental officer awarded substantial damages in compensation for injuries sustained due to excessive workload

Reading Time: 5 minutesIntroduction In the recent case of Yeung Lai Ping v Secretary for Justice [2019] HKCFI 881, the government has been ordered to pay nearly HK$21 million in compensation to a former dental officer, who had to retire from civil service nearly 20 years ago, after she suffered severe injuries to her right wrist due to excessive workload. […]

香港:人身伤亡的损害赔偿

Reading Time: 1 minutes人身伤亡是指一个人未有以合理的谨慎方式对待另一个人而造成的一种民事过失,往往涉及疏忽。人身伤亡有时指身体上的损伤,但这里也指心理上的伤害,例如,受害人可能因交通意外而患上创伤后压力症(PTSD)。
人身伤亡受害人可追讨的赔偿类别各有不同。有些人慢性受伤,例如患上长期痛症,而有些人则可能被迫改变日常生活或工作,甚至失去工作。常见的索偿类别包括疼痛、痛苦与丧失生活乐趣、收入损失、丧失赚取收入的能力、因意外而招致的医疗及其他开支。

Rise of the PMD: The Case for Compulsory Insurance in Singapore

Reading Time: 7 minutesMany of us are now familiar with personal mobility devices (PMDs), including devices such as electric scooters, Segways, hoverboards and electric skateboards. These increasingly popular PMDs provide portable personal transport to users in getting from one place to another quickly, particularly for short trips. Millennials and even the elderly welcome PMDs, which are in line […]

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions answered by a Personal Injury Lawyer

Reading Time: 5 minutesWould the employer be liable for the employee’s injuries if the employee is prohibited from being employed in Singapore? If an employee is prohibited from being employed in Singapore but sustains injuries, then the employer would still be liable for the employee’s injuries since Singapore’s public policy is to protect workers at the workplace. This […]

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What constitutes elderly abuse?

Reading Time: 4 minutesElderly abuse is an issue that has been discussed in the public sphere recently, with the Vulnerable Adults Bill being passed in Parliament in May this year, and scheduled to come into force by the end of the year. Elderly abuse refers to the situation where caretakers of elderly people (often a family member) abuse […]

I’m a foreign worker in Singapore. Where can I seek help?

Reading Time: 6 minutesLegal help for foreigners in Singapore: The Story In 60 Seconds While foreigners may not qualify for legal aid in Singapore, there are still a few avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no […]

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Reckless Riders: What To Do If You Get Hit By A Personal Mobility Device (PMD)

Reading Time: 5 minutesLast year, between January and September, there were 30 accidents involving Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) and pedestrians, out of a total of 110 accidents involving PMDs. Commonly ridden on footpaths, PMDs are able to travel swiftly and silently at high speeds. The consequences of a PMD collision can be severe. In September last year, a […]

How can I claim compensation for workplace injuries in Singapore?

Reading Time: 9 minutesGetting injured at work can be a nightmare. Not only are you anxious about recovering from your injury suffered, you may be worried about dealing with complicated claims against your employer. Thankfully, in Singapore, the process of claiming is simplified for workers covered by the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA).   What is WICA? According […]

Free Legal Clinics in Singapore

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe Story In 60 Seconds Contrary to popular belief that there are no sources for legal assistance for the needy, there are actually avenues for legal assistance. One key element in this support is a free legal clinic, where you may have a brief consultation with a lawyer for little or no cost. With the […]

Driverless Vehicles and The Blame Game: A Legal Conundrum

Reading Time: 5 minutesDriverless vehicles: A rising global trend Have you ever sat in a driverless vehicle? Of late, the march of the introduction of the autonomous or driverless vehicles has been relentless and unabated around the world. In line with the global move away from the polluting internal combustion engine to the environment friendly emission free electric-powered […]