Paralyzed mother denied compensation in school fee case

Elif Satık demanded reparations after falling off her roof in October 2009 while washing rugs belonging to a public school in Çınar, a district of Diyarbakır province.

Paralyzed mother denied compensation in school fee case

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Diyarbakır court ruled against a 32-year-old wo-man’s request to be compensated for an accident which left her paralyzed in 2009, siding with public school officials who employed the woman at the time of the accident.

Elif Satık demanded reparations after falling off her roof in October 2009 while washing rugs belonging to a public school in Çınar, a district of Diyarbakır province. Satık had attempted to enroll her son in the school but did not have the TL 20 required for the cost of admission. In return, Satık stated that she had agreed with school officials to wash a number of rugs belonging to the school as payment.

Satık later fell from her roof while washing the rugs, sustaining injuries which forced the mother of two to be taken to Dicle University Hospital with three broken vertebrae. The injuries sustained by Satık left her confined to a wheelchair and partially paralyzed.

In 2010, Satık filed a case at the 1st Diyarbakır Administrative Court and demanded a payment of TL 210,000 for her injuries from the Ministry of Education. Satık originally claimed that she had washed the carpets as a favor for the school, but later testified in court that she had undertaken the work as part of an agreement with the school officials. Officials from the school meanwhile said the work undertaken by Satık was not required for her son’s entrance and that she had washed them voluntarily. They consequently argued that they were not responsible for the fall which left her paralyzed. On Tuesday, the Diyarbakır court ruled in favor of the school.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Mayıs 2012, 17:56

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