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Compensation for each of the 11 Lao migrants killed in van crash to be paid

By The Nation

 

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Sutthipol Thaweechaikarn

 

The families of each of 11 Lao migrants killed in a chartered van crash in Sa Kaew early Sunday morning will receive at least Bt700,000 compensation from insurance companies, a senior official said Monday.

 

Sutthipol Thaweechaikarn, secretary general of the Office of the Insurance Commission, said his office would instruct the firms that insured the two vehicles to speed up the paying of the compensation. 

 

Ten Lao migrants died along with the Thai van driver when the van collided with an 18-wheel truck in Sa Kaew early on Sunday. One more Laotian died in hospital. The van was chartered to take 14 Lao workers for visa renewal to the Chanthaburi immigration checkpoint. Three other Lao migrants were severely injured.

 

Sutthipol said he has checked the insurance bought by the two vehicles and found that each of the 11 who died would be entitled to a pay out of at least Bt700,000.

 

This was made up of Bt300,000 from compulsory third-party insurance, Bt100,000 from an additional accident insurance and Bt300,000 more from voluntary third-party insurance.

 

Sutthipol said the Thai van driver’s family would receive at least Bt135,000 – Bt35,000 from compulsory third-party insurance and Bt100,000 from additional accident insurance.

 

Sutthipol added that each of the injured Lao migrants would see their medical bills paid by insurance firms to a value not exceeding Bt430,000 – Bt80,00 from compulsory third-party insurance, Bt50,000 additional accident insurance and Bt300,000 voluntary third-party insurance.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374959

 

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Hard to tell from the photo above if the van had one of those 'good luck' garlands dangling from the rear view mirror.

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How sad their lives are only worth 700,000 roughly 22,600 $

culpable manslaughter allowed to continue

by the too hard basket to change the  laws of responsibility onus on commercial drivers.

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, leeneeds said:

How sad their lives are only worth 700,000 roughly 22,600 $

culpable manslaughter allowed to continue

by the too hard basket to change the  laws of responsibility onus on commercial drivers.

 

 

 

Seems fair enough to me. Knowing how much these migrants get paid, that equates to my family getting 20 million baht.

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8 minutes ago, leeneeds said:

How sad their lives are only worth 700,000 roughly 22,600 $

culpable manslaughter allowed to continue

by the too hard basket to change the  laws of responsibility onus on commercial drivers.

 

 

 

That's a lot and probably what the worker's would send to their family over a lifetime on 300 Baht a day

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5 minutes ago, mok199 said:

This crash was BIG NEWS, even my wife and her friends are talking about it....

Hopefully it'll make them think about it, and why it happened.

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36 minutes ago, Radar501 said:

Hard to tell from the photo above if the van had one of those 'good luck' garlands dangling from the rear view mirror.

I'll bet it had more than one. Monks should step forward and explain to the citizens that they, the 'garlands', doesn't work.

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3 hours ago, madmen said:

That's a lot and probably what the worker's would send to their family over a lifetime on 300 Baht a day

Short change if 300 bt per day they work say 300 days per year, and take it at 20 years has to be over 1.6 million there  abouts

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7 minutes ago, leeneeds said:

Short change if 300 bt per day they work say 300 days per year, and take it at 20 years has to be over 1.6 million there  abouts

Except that these workers were probably getting paid well below the 300 Baht mark.

These workers were on a visa run, so I would guess that they were working without a visa and therefore off the cards.

They would probably be doing very long shifts and paid the lowest that their employer could get away with.

 

 

 

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