Compensation on Death in Saudi Arabia

Compensation is something usually money is given to a person due to loss, injury, disability or death. All around the world compensation is given to employee or workers in case of any accident. Saudi Arabia(KSA) has also set laws about compensation so that any person who devoted his life towards his company or worked sincerely and dead while during completing his work may his family did not face any odd financial situation. His family compete basic needs such as education of children. The family of dead person not only claim compensation from sponsor(kafil) but also in case of murder and accident they claim compensation form murderer or the person who did the accident. Compensation is subject to Islamic Laws in Saudi Arabia Must acknowledge yourself of all os these islamic Laws regarding compensation and Diya. Let go through some situations of compensation.death compensation in KSA

Death During at Work:

General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) is an state agency how implements social insurance for saudi nationalists, non nationalist and GCC nationalists. GOSI currently implemented 84 months of salary as compensation but based on last 3 month average salary and maximum amount is Saudi Riyal 330,000 as compensation is given to family of deceased person.

Death of Government Employee:

If dead person is a Government employee than compensation granted to family is SR 100,000 same as in case of disability while work said by ministry of civil services.

End of Service Benefits on Death:

Before burying the body of worker it is responsibility of sponsor(Kafil) or Employer that he deposit end of service benefits. Ministry of labor than send the money back to dead person native country. In case sponsor is refused to give the End of service benefits than you have to file case against the sponsor in Saudi Arabian courts.

In case of UnNatural Death:

The rule of Blood Money(DIYA) is implemented in this case. If a person dies because of some accident or murder than the person who commit the crime must have to face death execution otherwise if the family of dead person is ready to take money than murderer must have to pay SR 400,000 while in case of accident 300,000 SR is payable to Family. This amount of Blood Money is set by Government of Saudi Arabia.

Important Rule For Non Muslim Death:

If the person dead is Non Muslim and his family or legal heirs want compensation than this is impossible as any non muslim not take anything from muslim whether it is Blood Money(Diya) or End of service benefits. Saudi Govenement will also not be able to realease an funds for non muslims for more must discuss with this issue with any good legal advisor in Saudi Arabia.


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  1. My Uncle met an accident & passed away in saudi arabia. The accident was happened when he was in on duty & he had 30+ years of experience in the same company. Please let me know weather his family eligible for any compensation & please give the details of compensation. Many Thanks in advance.

    • AS stated Death During Work above your uncle is eligible to get compensation in this case it is maximum amount that is 330,000 Saudi Riyal. As your uncle is working in company for such a long time period

      • Thanks for your valuable reply.

        We contacted the company regarding the final settlement but they mentioned that the final settlement amount is 3500 Saudhi Riyals only because the company settled the money to him whenever he comes for an vacation.

        And the company mentioned that he is not eligible for “Blood money” compensation also because the saudhi traffic police filed and closed the case against my uncle(means fault with my uncle) .

        But the company mentioned that they will go for insurance claim for my uncle.But they mentioned that the claim process will take 5-6 months.

        In this scenario Please let me know who will give the compensation whether the company will give the compensation by claiming through insurance or government will give the compensation(Even though the saudhi traffic police closed the case against my uncle(means fault with my uncle)).

        In this scenario how much Saudhi Riyals my uncle family will get?

        Expecting for your valuable reply.Your reply will give clear picture about the insurance claim or compensation to my uncle family.

        Thanks in advance


        • First Compensation is given by Company not Government..Also your company may have do insurance of their employees in case of death which means that insurance amount is also given to company…And wait until insurance claim have been processed

          • Also try to Discuss matter with legal expert because sometimes thing become complicated

  2. Hi please help me my husband die with car accident last Oct 29 his working with is company for 6 years he die in dammam Saudi Arabia going at his service… we have 3 children I’m.from.Philippines can U please help me do we can from his insurance?

    • he is going for work but not working while accident happens..So ask sponsor for end of service benefits

  3. Dear Sir,
    My younger Brother is working as Driver in Saudi Arabia, He meet an accident & passed away.
    Sir please let me know that is third party insurance applicable or not.
    Sir Please also advice me that how we file for claim & also let me know if required to appoint any legal adviser there.

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