Workers exemption: wages and compensation
A kind of insurance for the employees which is known as compensation is the replacement of the wages the person would have earned if he/ she wouldn’t have got injured during the course of employment. If this is not provided by the employer, the employee can definitely sue the employer and claim tort of negligence. A fixed sum is already put in place and it is mentioned during the contract and perceived as a collective liability. This is to provide immunity to the employer, if not the employee can ask very expensive damage awards which can cause the company to go bankrupt. Take the benefit from the Workers Comp Exemption .
How it works
The sum and amount of compensation are different to every business and also the jurisdictions. People who work for wages have different have a different kind of compensation worked out for them whereas the salaried class has a different compensation is pre-decided. The compensation is calculated in terms of the economic loss of earning of the individual for a certain amount of years the person would be working. There is also the reimbursement of the medical bills that would be paid when the injured is being treated and also the dependents of the person are also compensated if the person does get killed during the course of employment.
Damages such as the pain, trauma and other punitive damages including the negligence of the employer. These are some of the reasons that the compensation plans have to be worked out in advance. The laws for such compensation and the percentage of the compensation to be paid varies in each country. Certain statues are followed in each country so that the litigations are avoided. These compensations are so worked out in a manner that there isn’t place blame put on the employer for negligence. The monetary compensation is paid for the wages that are lost due to the accident caused during the course of work. There is a provision for compensating the employee if he/she becomes permanently impaired as well as reimbursing the medical expenses.
What the employer has to do
If the employer follows the following obligations at work, he/she is liable to tort or negligence litigation from the employee in case of injury but only get compensated.
- Providing a safe working environment.
- The tools used should be safe.
- Warnings and dangers have to at all times pasted and mentioned at the beginning of employment.
- The employee should be well trained before he/she is made to handle such equipment.
- Adequate assistance should be provided if needed in such tasks such as co-workers who too are trained to handle and assist the process.
- Safe working rules should be enforced.
Above all the employees can seek help from the local office regarding worker’s compensation. They are on call all through the day. There is a unit to help you at all times and you can attend free seminars which are conducted as a part of the program to educate the employees who have been injured. Here the kinds of injuries that may occur while doing the job are explained and what compensation would be provided for such injuries is also then listed out.