3 professional accidents that require notification of the Ministry "immediately"
"Human Resources": 24 hours, the maximum number for reporting work-related injuries in the "private"
The compensation value is calculated on the basis of the last wage the worker was receiving before his death.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation has identified three types of occupational accidents that must be reported to the Ministry “immediately” by employers, and to be informed of all the details of the accident, including “the death of a worker as a result of a work-related accident, or the outbreak of fires at work sites, or the occurrence of an explosion in the facility. », While setting a maximum limit not exceeding 24 hours to inform the employer of work injuries that cause the worker to stop working for three days or more, warning that violating establishments are subjected to penalties estimated at 10 thousand dirhams for each case, and up to suspension of the establishment.
In detail, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation called on private sector employers not to be complacent in reporting cases of death, injuries and occupational diseases that occur during or because of work, based on the federal law regarding the regulation of labor relations and ministerial decisions, warning that violating establishments are exposed to penalties It ranged from a fine of 10,000 dirhams for each case, up to halting the facility.
The Ministry stated, in an informative campaign that it recently launched on its official pages on social media platforms, that there are three types of work accidents that require the Ministry to be informed of them immediately through direct communication, or through the “Salama” application, and to be informed of all the details of the accident by facility officials. The first is the death of a worker as a result of a work-related accident, the second is the outbreak of fires at work sites, and the last is an explosion in the facility.
And she stressed the need for the employer to report the injuries that cause the worker to stop working for three days or more, within a period not exceeding 24 hours, provided that the injury is caused by one of four cases, the first is that it occurred during or because of work, and the second is that it occurs. While the worker goes from his residence to his workplace and vice versa, and the third occurs during the worker's movements that he undertakes with the intention of performing a task assigned to him by the employer, and finally when the worker suffers from one of the occupational diseases stipulated in the Law on Regulating Labor Relations.
According to the ministry, “work injury” means the worker’s exposure to an accident during or because of work, which results in harm to him, while “occupational disease” is defined as one of the occupational diseases mentioned in the labor law, which results from exposure to physical, chemical, or physiological factors dangerous or Harmful to health, which may lead to death or chronic disease.
She indicated that the employer or private sector companies must, when a worker in the facility is exposed to a work injury or an occupational disease, take a number of immediate measures concerning the health of workers, according to the levels of medical care available within the country, the most important of which is bearing the expenses of hospitalization. And performing surgeries, radiology and medical analyzes, limbs and prosthetic devices, rehabilitative equipment (if needed), in addition to the costs of medicines and transportation to and from the hospital.
The ministry said: “If the worker’s injury prevents him from being able to perform his work, the employer must pay him a financial aid equivalent to his full wage for the duration of the treatment or for a period of six months, whichever is shorter. If the treatment takes more than six months, the aid is reduced by half. And that for a period of another six months or until the worker is cured, or proven disabled, or dies, whichever is shorter. ”
She pointed out that the financial aid is calculated on the basis of the last wage the worker receives, for those who receive their wages per month, week, day or hour, and on the basis of the average daily wage for those who receive their wages piece-by-piece.
The Ministry affirmed that in the event of any dispute between the worker and the workplace regarding the procedures or method of providing the necessary health care, or failure to pay the compensation decided on the worker's health condition or the percentage of disability caused by the injury, the labor court will take more stringent measures, if the dispute is related to the extent of The worker's health fitness or degree of disability, or other matters related to injury or treatment, the matter must be referred to the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, which is concerned with forming a medical committee of three government doctors to determine the fitness of the worker for health service, the degree of his disability, or other related matters. Injury and treatment, while granting the committee the right to seek guidance from those it deems necessary to seek help from people of experience, and the decision of the committee is final, and it is submitted to the ministry to take the necessary steps to implement it.
In the event that a work injury or occupational disease leads to the death of the worker, the Ministry stated that, according to the federal law regarding the regulation of labor relations, members of the worker's family who were dependent for their livelihood are entitled to complete or primary dependence on the income of the deceased worker at the time of his death (such as the widow and children) In this case, compensation is equal to the wage of the main worker for a period of 24 months, provided that the compensation value is not less than 18 thousand dirhams and does not exceed 35 thousand dirhams, indicating that the compensation value is calculated on the basis of the last wage the worker was receiving before his death.
Ministry has warned the violating establishments of penalties estimated at 10 thousand dirhams for each case, up to suspension of the facility.
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