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My partner had an accident on site and 2 employees died and

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My partner had an accident on site and 2 employees died and 3 injured in turkey they are demanding compensation and he has no means at present to pay until job is complete and he is paid what can he do
JA: Has your partner discussed the injury with a manager or HR? Or with a lawyer?
Customer: Yes they made arrangements to settle out of court with family but he has to pay 50percent up front but can't now he is being threaten
JA: Does the workplace operate with employees, freelancers, consultants, contractors or with unionised employees?
Customer: The workers came by agency to him
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: The company that employed him has agreed to pay compensation but want my partner to pay up front to but he has no money to they pay him what can he do his health is bad out there and is desperate they broke windows were he lives and threaten him in fear of his life

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Are you insured?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the company has insurance but my partner hasn't

So who is demanding compensation from whom?
Was partner an employee?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry to much money at this time I I struggling here the family of the deceased and injured and local authorities said better to settle out of court than go to court the bill is 2.5 million dollars
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The company are paying 85 percent and my partner has to pay 15 but he has not got that sort of money ask the company to advance him enough to settle so the job can be completed but they refused
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He had to put 15percent of 13.5 million to start this contract so he is broke

Was partner an employee?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No call can't afford that I trying to keep afloat here all our money is in this job

Was partner an employee?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No was the contractor

Ok. So the employees, who were they employees of?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He hired them through an agency paid up front for them

So his employees died and he was not insured.

Got you. Why didn't he have insurance ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know he said the company who contacted him to do the job had insurance it was his first big job I think he didnt understand everything but the turkish authorities have found him liable

When you say 'The company' is paying 85%, which company is that?
The one that hired him?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the company that he has the contract with
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Look it's ok I will let him sort it over there I'm not good at this

So he doesnt have the 15% is that right?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
that's the problem

Ah, I dont think this is a legal question.

Does he accept he was negligent?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No but they found him negligent so its done

Ok. Its not really a legal question.

If he hasn't got the money, then he cant pay it.

They cant make him pay if he doesn't have it.

As such he can refuse to pay.

They cant get blood out of a stone.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today, please?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
5 stars thankyou for your help

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