Wounded while working? That way you will make sure you get your full rights
How does the law define work accidents, what are the employee's rights in the event of such an accident and what should be done? Attorney Tomer Bachar explains what comes to the workers who are injured at work
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Work accidents happen every day in Israel. According to a report by the Kav LaOved Association, 195 work-related deaths in the first half of 2019 killed 43 people. This can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime, so we better understand how work accidents are defined, what our rights are, and what is important to do when work accidents occur.
Adv. Tomer Bachar, who specializes in representing bodily injuries of all kinds with all relevant bodies, explains that the law defines a work accident as an incident that occurred within the work, within working hours and related to working conditions. However, Attorney Bachar emphasizes that events also occurred on the way to work or From it can be considered a work accident and there are also end cases where accidents at home, while the employee engaged in work matters, will be considered work accidents.
According to Adv. Bachar, there are two main types of claims following work accidents. The first type is with the National Insurance Institute - we are all insured at the National Insurance Institute, we pay part of our salary every month, so we have a right to claim it and it will compensate us by law. In addition, there is also the option to sue the insurance company of the insured employer with an employer liability policy.More in Walla! NEWS More in Walla! NEWS
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Work accident (illustration photo: shutterstock)
Work accident (Photo: ShutterStock)
A third case that may be valid for some employees is claims of private insurance purchased by the employee, such as loss of work fitness, long-term care insurance and more.
And what to do in the event of an accident? Advocate Bachar says that first of all medical care should be taken as soon as possible, and that it is desirable to describe to the attending party exactly what happened in order to have documentation later in the event of a lawsuit. Later, Attorney Bachar says, it is advisable to reach the attorney so that he knows how to handle the claim against All relevant factors.
Adv. Bachar explains that anyone who handles the case on the other side, in the insurance companies, is usually a lawyer with years of experience and knows what needs to be done to pay as little as possible, so to balance the powers it is highly advisable to take a lawyer to handle the claim. A lawyer, Advocate Bachar concludes, waives some of his rights in advance
Attorney Tomer Bachar, dealing with representation of bodily injuries of all kinds and against all relevant bodies
Contact Phone - 03-6122202
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The information presented in the article does not constitute or replace legal advice and does not constitute a recommendation for taking proceedings or avoiding proceedings. Anyone who relies on the information contained in the article does so at his own risk.