Judge rules firm liable to pay for injury of foreign worker who delayed treatment

Worker's explanation of delay in treatment not unreasonable; firm liable to pay for injury

Indian national Palraj Duraiarasan, 28, was injured at a Yishun work site on Jan 15, 2016, when metal debris from the tip of a large nail he was hitting into a concrete block flew off and hit his right eye through a gap in the goggles he was wearing.

Although he said he told his supervisor as soon as he could, he went to a doctor only four days later.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2019, with the headline 'Labour court's finding not conclusive, rules judge'. Subscribe