Workers Compensation Law
Workers compensation is legislation intended to provide workers who suffered work-related injuries compensation and other assistance to them for their suffering. Workers’ compensation is applicable on all types of workers including construction workers, carpenters, painters, plumbers, cleaners, electrical engineers, administrative staff, programmers, telephone operators and many more. Apart from this, it also applies to domestic help such as maids, butchers, waiters and others. The workers compensation law aims to protect workers from injuries and subsequent disabilities.
The main aim of the workers’ compensation law is to protect and provide compensation to workers who were injured while at work. Basically, the workers compensation law protects employers liability by ensuring that employers take responsibility for workers’ health and safety. The law also aims to ensure that workers receive fair compensation in return for their loss and suffering. It also aims to ensure that employers take action to prevent the repetition of such accidents. The main two key risks involve exposures:
Part one of the workers’ compensation law is employers liability. It is an employer’s legal responsibility to ensure that their employees are protected against accidents at work. As such, it is required to have in place a safe working environment by avoiding conditions that may contribute to worker injury and developing safety policies that can prevent the repetition of such accidents. Part one also requires employers to pay for workers’ compensation claims that result from work-related injury, illness or disability. If the employer is found to be liable, they will be required to compensate for the victim’s loss.
Part two of the workers’ compensation system is for the workers and employers to agree upon a payment amount to settle disputes. The amount to be determined is based on the gravity of the accident and the duration it took to bring it to the attention of the employer. This is designed to avoid employers from denying workers compensation claims because of the cost involved in prolonging the process.
Part three of the workers’ compensation law deals with worker’s compensation payments. This part requires employers to make the necessary adjustments to ensure that injured employees are not discriminated against. It also requires employers to provide disabled workers access to their own buildings, vehicles, and facilities so that they can facilitate recovery more effectively. Finally, it requires employers to train all employees on workplace safety and to create a workplace accident policy that details how they will deal with any accidents that may occur.
The workers’ compensation law also requires employers to post warning posters in hazardous areas. These posters should include information on the hazards of exposure to asbestos, and they should be placed in such locations where workers can least expect to see them. Finally, employers must periodically survey their work sites for safety violations. If found guilty, the employer may be fined up to two times as much as the actual cost of having to pay the worker for their loss.