Injury at work

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Injury at work

Unfortunately, accidents at work are not uncommon. Injuries received during the performance of work duties can have serious consequences for the health and life of the employee, as well as lead to significant material losses.

Employee rights in case of injury at work

The legislation of Ukraine guarantees a number of benefits and compensations to employees who have been injured at work, in particular:

  1. Medical assistance. The employer is obliged to provide an employee who was injured at work with free medical care, including first aid, outpatient and inpatient treatment, and rehabilitation measures.
  2. Payment of material assistance. The employee is paid temporary incapacity benefit, and in case of permanent incapacity – a disability pension.
  3. Reparation. The employer is obliged to compensate the employee for the damage caused by the injury, including lost wages, costs of treatment, prosthetics, sanatorium-resort treatment, as well as moral damages.приходько та партнери

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Obligations of the manager, if his subordinate was injured at work

In the event of an accident at work, the manager is obliged to:

  1. Provide first aid. If an employee needs immediate medical attention, the manager must call an ambulance.
  2. Save the scene. The scene of the incident must be preserved in the form in which it was at the time of the injury, until the arrival of the commission of investigation.
  3. Create an investigation commission. A commission is created to investigate the causes and circumstances of the accident, which includes representatives of the employer, trade unions and other interested parties.
  4. Draw up an accident report. Based on the results of the investigation, a report on the accident is drawn up, in which all the circumstances of the event are recorded.
  5. Report the accident to the state authorities. The employer must notify the State Labor Service of Ukraine and the State Service of Ukraine for Emergency Situations of an accident resulting in death or loss of working capacity for more than 21 days.

The most frequent examples of injuries at work

The most common types of occupational injuries include:

  • Mechanical injuries: fractures, blows, cuts, dislocations, limb injuries, etc.
  • Thermal injuries: burns, frostbite.
  • Electrical injuries: electrocution.
  • Poisoning: chemical poisoning, gas poisoning.
  • Injuries related to falling from a height: falling from ladders, scaffolding, construction sites.

Contact a qualified lawyer if you were injured at work

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If you have been injured at work, it is important not to delay and seek help from a qualified lawyer.

  1. A lawyer will analyze your situation and explain exactly what rights you have as a victim at work. It will help to understand the current legislation regarding workplace injuries and your rights to receive compensation. Advises you on your employer’s obligations to provide safe working conditions and provide you with adequate care in the event of an injury.
  2. A lawyer will help you collect all the necessary evidence that confirms the fact of the injury at work, its severity and the cause-and-effect relationship between the injury and your work activity. These can be medical certificates, protocols, photo and video materials, eyewitness testimony, etc. A properly prepared package of documents will be important for the successful protection of your rights in the future.
  3. A lawyer will help you correctly prepare all the documents necessary to receive compensation for an injury at work. This may include an application for temporary disability benefits, a certificate of an accident at work, a certificate of average wages, etc. The lawyer will make sure that all documents are drawn up without errors and meet all the requirements of the law.
  4. If necessary, a lawyer will represent your interests in court. He will prepare all the necessary documents and arguments to defend your position. A lawyer will defend your rights and seek fair compensation for the damages caused to you by your workplace injury.

By seeking help from a qualified lawyer from Prykhodko and Partners, you increase your chances of receiving adequate compensation for an injury at work. Do not delay and do not try to solve the problem yourself, because this can lead to the loss of your rights. A lawyer will help you protect your interests and achieve justice.

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