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"We'll give family one million baht" for death of Canadian tourist says owner

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Peanuts offered by the owner to the victims family aside, I really feel sorry for the victims girlfriend, they come here as a couple on an adventure, they are enjoying their day and then she has to deal with this, so sireel.

 

Reminds of a time I allowed my 12 year old daughter to go up on one of those parasailing shoots at Patong, not thinking about insurance or anything like that, then I hear not long after an Aussie plummets to his death, the operator had no insurance and was trading as usual not long after.

 

Insurance here is not compulsory for many things, just look at taxi's, zero cover, some have a maximum of about 60,000-100,000 baht if I am not mistaken.

 

It's hard enough trying to stay alive just on the roads on a daily basis.

 

RIP to young to die.

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4 hours ago, JimmyJ said:

Many Thai attractions charge non-Thais 10x what Thais pay.

 

So in like kind they should pay non-Thais 10x what they pay Thais for the accident.

 

That's probably what they're offering.  10x as much as they'd have offered a Thai victim's family.

 

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34 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

Please... get over this ‘most Thai’s earn xxx (minimum wage) a month”... 

 

Its total BS... that’s why the factories & building sites are full of Burmese labourers... the Thai’s won’t work for that..

 

Most of your hypothetical Thai’s earring $300 (B9,525) per month couldn’t afford the 

In the industrial factories it is mostly Thais.  The Burmese and Khmer do construction, farm work etc getting paid less than 300b a day. I've also had plenty of thai workers at our factory working when pay was only 150b a day.  Go around and check what Thais pay Thais.

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2 minutes ago, ericthai said:

In the industrial factories it is mostly Thais.  The Burmese and Khmer do construction, farm work etc getting paid less than 300b a day. I've also had plenty of thai workers at our factory working when pay was only 150b a day.  Go around and check what Thais pay Thais.

 

My Wife’s family factory employs mostly Burmese on Minimum Wage because Thai’s wouldn’t work and when they did they were unreliable. 

On top of Minimum wage there is overtime, accommodation and (fairly basic) medical cover.

 

Minimum wage is for the new employees, rates increase over time for the more reliable and those who’ve been there for a long time.

 

It’s arguable but the minimum wages is 325 baht per day, 7,800b per month for 6 days at 9am to 5pm and over time for the 12 hour shifts which pretty much doubles the income.

 

Its about 15k plus’s per month - they all want to do overtime and are not really too happy in the months things are quieter. 

 

Thai’s wont work for this and hence my Wife’s family have to go through the trouble every year of getting the Burmese staff work-permitted and jumping through all the necessary hoops... 

 

Again... All irrelevant to the thread and we’ve been side tracked as this isn’t about the minimum wage its about how life is given a paltry price and what an insult that is to a family. 

 

 

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This is Thailand, THB1,000,000 is the lottery. But pictures of the check being handed over to a grateful family on the front page of every paper in Thailand are a requirement or no check.  

A Thai citizen killed, the family would get THB 300,000. A Lao THB 50,000 to 100,000. A Myanmar citizen, the death penalty for some heinous unsolved crime looking for a perp, say on an island or something.

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8 hours ago, Lacessit said:

It depends on the circumstances of family dependents. 1 million baht won't go far, less than a year's income in Canada. Much as I dislike lawyers, that's where I would be heading in their shoes.

I’m sure that if the accident happened in Canada, the payout would be in line with Canadian norms.... but as it happened in Thailand, the payout should be in accordance with thai norms.

 

that said, I remember a few years ago, a scrap metal guy used an oxy to cut up a mine... not surprisingly, it went bang... compensation for resultant deaths was around 15,000 baht per, if memory serves.... so 1 mill is huge

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Of course they passed the inspection in March.  That would have cost them a great deal less than 1 million baht.

 

Not sure if anyone has had experience suing or being sued in Thailand.  It’s multiple years, multiple courts, multiple court appearances (from a distance) and then when the ruling goes in your favor there are still ways to dodge payment.  

 

If the family is bent bent on retribution (which they may not be) then the 1 million would more than cover that.

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13 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

and some flowers and a gift basket, right?

And a big bowl of Somtham Laos style on top! 

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Hmmm... use any ride of any sort , anywhere in Thailand at your peril. RIP

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Love Thailand and Chiang Mai

Spray painting of the Tha Pae "historical wall", Canadian paid 100,000

Canadian lost life and family will get 1 000 000.  BIG JOKE 

RIP

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Westerners haven't the same consideration of life, 1 million Baht for a life what a shame, in other countries insurance or the fautive should give much

For Thai à tourist, à resident, a thai citizen or a dog is the same.. 

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42,000 Canadian Dollars. Big <deleted> deal.  

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 1 million Baht just to cover Disposition/Repatriation of Remains. 

Stop supporting and recommending Thai S**T poop attractions!  

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