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Accidents at work

The legislation determines that "an accident at work is any bodily injury that the worker suffers on the occasion of or as a consequence of the work he performs as an employee" (art. 115 LGSS). With regard to self-employed workers, and following the approval of Law 20/2007, workers are entitled to benefits for professional contingency, in the case of economically dependent self-employed workers the contribution is obligatory and therefore the benefit and for the rest of the self-employed this contribution is voluntary.

Thus, it is understood that the employee suffers an accident at work, when:

-The worker suffers a bodily injury. Injury means any damage or detriment to the body caused by an injury, blow or illness.

-That he or she performs work on behalf of others.

-That the accident is caused by or as a consequence of work, i.e., that there is a direct causal relationship between work and injury.

TYPES OF ACCIDENTS

Accidents at work can be with or without medical leave:

Accidents at work without sick leave: These are those in which there is an injury but which allow the worker to continue carrying out his work after receiving assistance.

Accident at work with sick leave: Accidents at work or relapses that involve the absence from the workplace, the injured worker, of at least one day. Relapse is understood as "the worker's medical leave as a direct consequence of a previous accident".

EXAMPLES OF THE MOST COMMON ACCIDENTS

-Electrical contacts

-Cuts and punctures

-Blows with shelves or cabinets

-Fires

-Muscle fatigue

-Mental fatigue

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