Body of expat nurse in UAE who was fatally run over flown home to India

Sharjah: The body of an Indian nurse who was fatally run over while crossing a road in Sharjah on Thursday, was flown to her home state of Kerala in India on Friday. Chinchu Joseph, from Nedumkunnam, Kottayam in Kerala, was crossing the road in Al Nahda area on Thursday evening when she was hit by a speeding car. She was rushed to Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah but died later.

Chinchu was 28. She worked at Aster Hospital Sharjah, while her family – her parents, husband, and four-year-old daughter – live in Kerala.


Her body was flown home on a flight from Dubai to Kochi, Kerala, on Friday. The body was accompanied by Chinchu’s elder sister.

Social worker Salam Pappinissery, CEO of Yab Legal Services in the UAE, and Sirajudheen T Musthaffa, Deputy General Manager-Marketing, Aster Hospital, Clinics & Diagnostic Centres, UAE, worked to repatriate the body after completing the legal process.

Road accident victim awarded Dh506,000 compensation in UAE

Dubai: An Indian expatriate working in Fujairah has been awarded a compensation of Dh506,514 after a traffic accident that took place on August 22 last year.

Dubai Court, where the expat Abdul Rahman from Kuttippuram in the Indian state of Kerala had filed a case against the insurance company, ordered the amount to be paid to him, besides a reimbursement of the legal expenses incurred by him.

Rahman said he was in his car which was parked in front of a grocery shop where he used to work as a delivery boy. A speeding vehicle suddenly came crashing into his parked vehicle. Rahman’s vehicle was crushed and he sustained severe injuries.


Rahman said a family friend Ismayil and some friends approached social worker and legal representative Salam Pappinissery to file a legal case in his favour.

Pappinissery submitted the medical and police reports to the insurance authority. He then filed a case against the insurance company and the driver who caused the accident.

The insurance authority had initially ordered a compensation of Dh500,000. “On its part, the insurance company filed a civil case in Dubai Courts by pointing out that the injury suffered by the victim was not serious and demanded a reduction in the compensation amount,” Rahman said.

However, the insurance company’s claims were rejected by the court. “The court found that the fault was on the part of the driver who crashed into the vehicle. The medical reports were also taken into consideration.”

The insurance company later filed an appeal based on the same argument. However, the appeal was turned down. The court ruled that the medical report submitted in court was sufficient to assess the injuries and the compensation claim.

Indian expatriate in Al Ain awarded Dh600,000 compensation by Dubai Courts after road accident

Al Ain: Dubai Courts have awarded a compensation of Dh600,000 to an Indian expatriate, following a road accident.

Rijas Mohammed Kunhi, 41, from Alappuzha in the Indian state of Kerala, was awarded the compensation by Dubai Courts after a year-long legal battle.

Kunhi, who worked as a driver for an Emirati family in Al Ain, said it was nothing but a miracle that he had recovered from the serious accident.

On January 12, 2020, Rijas was chauffeuring his employer on the Al Ain-Abu Dhabi Road when he ran into a minor accident. He called the police and the issue was resolved. His employer then left in another vehicle. As Kunhi got back into the car, a four-wheel drive came crashing right into his car. Kunhi was admitted to hospital with serious injuries.

“It is a miracle that I survived. My spine was damaged and titanium plates had to be inserted,” he said.

Last week, Dubai Courts passed the judgement in Kunhi’s favour. The driver of the other vehicle was also fined Dh5,000.

Following the accident, Kunhi’s brother Rijam and brother-in-law Ibrahim Kifa, both working in Al Ain, approached Salam Pappinisseri, a lawyer and social worker. Pappinisseri filed a civil case in Dubai Courts against the driver who had caused the accident and his insurance company. All the supporting documents presented by Pappinisseri convinced the court that it was the mistake of the other driver. “The court then granted the compensation to Kunhi,” Pappinisseri said.

Yab Legal Services Honored 275 Nurses


RAS Al KHAIMAH: On the occasion of International Nurses Day, YAB Legal Services in collaboration with Saqr Hospital Ras Al Khaimah honored 275 nurses.


Sakhar Hospital Director Dr. Muna Obaid Al , Deputy Medical Director and Head of Urology Department Dr. Weil Toson Abdul Salam presented a certificate of appreciation to YAB Legal Services CEO Salam Pappinissery. 

Sreedharan Prasad, Quality Officer, Unison Capital Investments, which operates radiology services in Ras Al Khaimah, E.H.S. Hana Al Zabi, Head of Radiology Department, Ras Al Khaimah, Farzana Abdul Jabbar, Business Development Manager, Yab Legal Services coordinated the activities of CSR. Talat Anwar and Samia Khan were present at the function.

Yab Legal Services Prepared a 51 Meter Cake to Celebrate UAE’s 51st National Day


SHARJAH: UAE’s leading law firm Yab Legal Services prepared a giant cake as locals and foreigners proudly celebrate the UAE’s 51st National Day. The cake is 51 meters long. The event was inaugurated at the head office of Yab Legal Services in Sharjah by Sheikh Abdul Aziz Humaid Sakhar Al Qasimi, a member of the Royal Family of Sharja, and Salam Pappinissery, CEO of Yab Legal Services and member of the Lok Kerala Assembly.


Such a celebration is a sign of respect for the UAE, which is described as the motherland, said Salam Papinissery. This is the first time in the UAE that a law firm has prepared such a huge cake on the occasion of National Day celebration.

Tamad Hamad Abu Shihab (Member of The Federal National Council), Ali Saeed Al Khabi (Ex Advisor To Executive Council Of Dubai), Alia Alkanti (Acting Director Of Speakers Office Federal National Council), Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al Suaidi, employees of Yab Legal Services and others were present.

UAE: Indian expat stranded for months without documents repatriated


An Indian national who was stranded in the UAE for many months without documents has been repatriated to his home country with the help of local social workers.

Muhsin hails from Thrissur district of the south Indian state of Kerala. The 49-year-old had arrived in the UAE on a visit visa in March 2023. Soon after, he claimed he lost his bag containing his passport and other documents.

Having failed to change his visa status, the visitor accumulated overstay fines as he did not have the means to fly back to India. Unable to pay rent, he was asked to leave his accommodation as well. Social workers spotted him at a park and offered to help him.

Salam Pappinissery, CEO of Yab Legal Services; social workers Siyaf Mattanchery and Rahima Shaneed; and Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman workers from the Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC) teamed up to help him.

According to the social workers, the authorities waived his overstay fines. They then helped him get a police clearance certificate and an outpass from the Indian Consulate in Dubai. They secured the relevant documents from Al Aweer to secure his exit from the country.

The social workers also secured an air ticket for Muhsin, who flew back to Kerala recently.


Alappuzha Native Awarded a Compensation of Rs 87 Lakh in a Car Accident


A Dubai court has granted 4 lakh dirhams (approx. 8.7 million INR) in compensation to Akshay Jayapal, a resident of Alappuzha Iron Bridge, following a car accident two years ago. The accident, which occurred on August 27, 2020, resulted in serious injuries to Akshay’s face and other organs. The traffic criminal court determined that the accident was caused by the negligence of the opposing driver, who was fined Dh 2000. Seeking further compensation, Akshay approached Yab Legal Services CEO Salam Pappinissery, who advised filing a case with the insurance authority.

The insurance company, responsible for the Dubai-registered vehicle, initially paid 200,000 dirhams as compensation. Dissatisfied with the amount, Akshay’s lawyer pursued the case in civil court, which upheld the insurance authority’s verdict. A subsequent petition to the appellate court led to a thorough examination of medical reports, traffic criminal case judgments, and related documents. The appellate court found the insurance authority’s decision inadequate in considering the physical and mental difficulties faced by Akshay. Consequently, the court overturned the previous ruling, ordering the insurance company to pay Akshay Jayapal 400,000 dirhams, along with court fees and other costs as compensation.