Great Eastern General Insurance Ltd and another v Next of Kin of Maripan Ponnusamy, deceased  5 SLR 933
Our client was a hard-working, responsible and diligent security personnel who usually worked the night shift. He was generally healthy to carry out his work but was diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes. One unfortunate day, while patrolling the grounds in the middle of the night, he fell.
No one saw him fall. He lay on the ground till someone came to him in the morning. He told the doctors that he felt like falling. The insurers disputed the cause of the fall claiming that it was an inherent cause. DLLC argued that he tripped and fell or he fainted due to fatigue.
We won for the client but the insurers appealed. We fought again persuading the Appellate Court that it was an accident as defined under the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA).