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An accident at the enterprise – compensation and responsibility

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An accident at work is a sudden event that occurred during the performance of work duties or during a stay at the workplace, which resulted in injury, disability or death of an employee. Such events not only harm health, but also result in significant financial losses for the victims.

What compensation for an employee is provided by law in the event of an accident?

The state guarantees victims of industrial accidents certain types of compensation payments, in particular:

  1. One-time assistance:
  • The employee's family in the event of his death at work;
  • In the event of severe or moderate injury to the employee;
  1. Temporary disability benefit:
  • During temporary incapacity for work caused by an accident at work.
  1. Reimbursement of treatment costs:
  • The employer is obliged to reimburse the employee for the costs of treatment, prosthetics, sanatorium treatment and other costs related to the restoration of his health.
  1. Disability or survivor's pension:
  • In case of disability as a result of an accident at work, the employee is entitled to a disability pension.
  • In the case of the death of an employee at work, his family members have the right to a survivor's pension.

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Liability of the employer in the event of an accident

The employer bears full responsibility for the damage caused to the employee by an accident at work, if it is proven that:

  1. The accident occurred due to the fault of the employer;
  2. The employer did not provide adequate working conditions;
  3. The management did not conduct an occupational safety briefing or familiarize the employee with the rules of safe work.

Depending on the severity of the injury and the circumstances of the accident, the employer may be held liable for the following types of liability:

  1. Disciplinary: reprimand, reprimand, dismissal.
  2. Administrative: Fine.
  3. Civil: compensation for damage caused to the employee.
  4. Criminal responsibility: deprivation of liberty.

It is important to understand that the following are not considered accidents:

  • Injuries resulting from alcohol, drug or other toxic intoxication;
  • Suicide or intentional self-harm;
  • Injuries received as a result of the employee's failure to comply with the rules of labor protection.

Legal help: get compensation and hold your employer accountable in the event of an accident

If you have been the victim of an accident at work, we recommend that you seek the help of a lawyer. An experienced specialist from the company "Prykhodko and Partners" will help you:

  • Collect the necessary evidence: the lawyer knows where to look for it and how to prepare it correctly.
  • Prepare the documents: the lawyer will prepare all the necessary statements, complaints and lawsuits.
  • Protect your rights and interests: the specialist will represent you in court and other instances.
  • Get proper compensation: the lawyer will calculate the amount of damages and seek full compensation.
  • Hold the employer accountable: A lawyer will make sure that those responsible are punished.

Do not be afraid to defend your rights. Get help from a qualified lawyer.

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