What is MACT?
Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT) deals with matters related to compensation of motor accidents victims or their next of kin .The Tribunal deal with claims relating to loss of life/property and injury cases resulting from Motor Accidents.
Who can report to MACT in case of accident?
Victim himself or through Advocate, in the case of personal injury. Through advocate in case of minor applicant below the age of 18 years. Legal heirs themselves or through advocate in the case of death.The owner of the vehicle in the case of property damage.
How to File a Claim?
1. People, who have been injured in accidents on the road, can themselves file for compensation or route the claims though their advocates.
2. But accident victims, who are below 18 years of age, cannot file for compensation themselves; they have to go through their advocates.
3. Legal heirs of people who have died in accidents can also claim compensation; alternatively, they can route their claims through their advocates.
You need to attach several documents along with your compensation claim, complete list –
1. FIR Copy
2. Panchnama Copy (this is a list of damages that is drawn by cops in the presence of witnesses)
3. Medical Reports (in case of injury)
4. Post-Mortem Report or Death Certificate (in case victim has died and a legal heir is filing for compensation)
5. RTO Certificate (showing name and address of owner and insurance particulars of vehicle/s involved in the mishap)
6. Passport Size Photograph
7. Court-Fee Stamp
The cost of Compensation
1. Affix a court-fee stamp of Rs 10 if the compensation you are claiming is less than Rs 5,000.
2. Affix a court-fee stamp that is worth 0.25 per cent of your claim if you are asking for compensation that is between Rs 5,001 and Rs 50,000.
3. Affix a court-fee stamp that is worth 0.5 per cent of your claim if you are asking for compensation that is between Rs 50,001 and Rs 100,000.
4. Affix a court-fee stamp that is worth 1 per cent of your claim if you are asking for compensation that is more than Rs 100,000; but the maximum fee that you have to pay is Rs 15,000.
Source – karmayog.org