Employers must have safety measures in place to ensure the employees’ well-being. The law protects all working people, regardless of immigration status, social security status or work permit.
It is considered an accident at work when an employee is injured while at work, and can be generally classified as either a Minor Work Accident or a Severe Work Accident:
Minor Work Accidents
- Collision (shock)
- Falling of objects somewhere in the body
- Falling of objects in the eyes
Severe Work Accidents
- Amputation of a member
- Require rescue team assistance (ambulance)
- Loss of consciousness
- Need resuscitation
Injuries can be temporary or permanent. If you received an injury due to negligence of your employer, you could be entitled to compensation.
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