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2021-07-25T05:08:16.355Z

Not only accidents that occur while working can be considered work accidents, but also much less routine accidents, such as an injury on the way to a job interview or an injury in a medical examination to which the employee is sent



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Be amazed, a work accident can occur even after the termination of the employment relationship

Not only accidents that occur while working can be considered work accidents, but also much less routine accidents, such as an injury on the way to a job interview or an injury in a medical examination to which the employee is sent

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Adv. Simona Goldman Maimon, in collaboration with Zap Legal

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 09:08 Updated: 09:15

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Not just during the work itself (Photo: ShutterStock)

In principle, a work accident is defined as one that occurs during and as a result of the work.

In this context, it is common to think of a worker who is injured by a machine while performing his work.

However, there are much less routine situations, which have already been recognized by the labor courts as work accidents.



For example, it was recognized as a work accident an accident in which a person was injured when he returned to his place of work after the severance of the employment relationship to collect his personal equipment.

An argument developed between him and another employee in the workplace, which later developed into a heart attack.



The Labor Court recognized this exceptional case as a work accident, even though it occurred after the termination of the employment relationship between the parties.

The ruling stated that the heart attack did not occur during the work, but since it was closely related to the work of the employee, it should be recognized.

A work accident on the way to a job interview

Work accidents can occur even before an employment relationship is established between the parties. For example, if a job applicant is injured in an accident on the way to a job interview, on the way to exams for employment or on the way to vocational training, he may be recognized as someone injured in a work accident.



Other unusual examples concern, for example, employees who are sent for medical examinations during their work and are injured, as well as employees who are injured while participating in the Workplace League.



Want more exceptional examples that will be recognized as work accidents? you are welcome. If, for example, you were injured on a formation evening outside working hours, but it was organized by the employer and there was a duty to attend, the event will probably be recognized as a work accident and you will be compensated.



On the other hand, if the formation evening was organized by the workers' committee, and not by the employer, and the workers bore the ownership of the same social activity, there was no obligation to participate, the injury will probably not be recognized as a work accident.

Today, more and more workers are moving to work from home, so what if I was injured while working at home?

What happens when an injury is caused at home to an employee who was forced to work from home during the corona crisis?

The answer to the question of whether it is a work accident or not - depends on the circumstances of the injury and the manner of the injury.

It must be shown that there is a direct connection between the action performed by the employee and for which he was injured and the work of that employee.



For example, if an employee received binders for his home to carry out his work and went down the stairs to the basement to fix them and was injured - this can certainly be considered a work accident.

On the other hand, if the employee was injured while taking a break for lunch and was cut, it is not certain that the injury will be recognized as a work accident, due to the loose connection to work.



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If there is a strong and direct connection between the accident caused at home and the employee's work - the tendency may be to recognize it as a work accident, and vice versa.



What does a work accident mean?

Anyone who is recognized as injured in a work accident by the Social Security is expected to receive injury benefits, which are intended to compensate him for the loss of income caused to him in the weeks following that accident.

If the injured party is left with a disability, he may also receive a disability benefit from work.

Important tips for workers injured in a work accident

First,

at the first opportunity you get medical attention after a work accident, be sure to list every pain you feel, in every limb of your body, even if it seems marginal to you.



Why do it? To prevent in advance the possibility that if later on the marginal injury becomes significant, Social Security will be able to shake you off, claiming that you did not mention the same injury at the first opportunity.



Second,

when you get to primary medical care - be sure to state that you were injured in a work accident, and do not settle for general statements about the injury.



Third,

along the way be sure to keep a record. Also of the medical material you will collect on the injuries caused to you, and also on the expenses incurred by you, whether on taxis, medical treatments, etc.



quarter,

And most importantly - shortly after the accident held a consultation with a skilled lawyer with experience in the subject.

This is so that you do not make unnecessary mistakes, which can cost you dearly down the road.



Good luck and take care of yourself.



The writer specializes in, among others, torts and social security and helps to dozens of customers utilizing their rights due to injuries



Phone: 077-9968207



Article courtesy of Zap legal



information presented in the article does not constitute legal advice or a substitute for it and does not constitute a recommendation for proceedings or avoiding proceedings.

Anyone who relies on the information in the article does so at his own risk

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