Compensation to persons as victims of occupational accidents and diseases is at least 30 months of salary for employees losing work capability from 81% and over, or becoming fatal due to occupational accidents and diseases and at least 1.5 times the salary for employees losing work capability from 5-10% are the contents prescribed at the Circular No. 04/2015/TT-BLDTBXH dated February 02, 2015 of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs guiding the employer’s compensation, benefit and medical expenses for employees suffered from occupational accidents and diseases.
Employees losing work capability from 5% and over, or being fatal shall be entitled to benefits in occupational accident caused by employees themselves and accidents happen to employees on a back-and-forth traveling distance between their working place and home at a legitimate time. Within that, Benefit level is at least 12 months of pay for employees losing work capability from 81% and over, or becoming fatal due to occupational accidents and at least 0.6 times the salary for employees losing work capability from 5-10%; in case work capability is impaired from 11%-80%.
Besides, the Circular also details the special case’s compensation and benefits. Accordingly, in case employees who have accidents caused by others (not by the employees themselves) while on duty or complying with the employer’s legitimate appointment outside of the domain of agencies, enterprises, organizations, and cooperatives or without any clear cause identified; while traveling on a regular route between their working place and home at a legitimate time, or without any clear cause to the accident being identified; or in case an employee has been covered by an accident insurance bought by the employer, such employee shall be entitled to compensation, benefits under the contract signed with the insurer in case of accident at work.
This Circular takes effect on March 20, 2015 and annuls the Circular No. 10/2003/TT-BLDTBXH dated April 18, 2003.