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What is a reportable accident?
1. A road accident of a workmen while coming on duty by which he is unable to attend duty for 3 days. Is it a reportable accident as per Factory Act?
2.Is he eligible to receive compensation as per the WC act?
3.If there is no disability as specified in the WC Act, but there are hospitalisation expenses, is the company liable to clear the medical bills?
4. What happens to his attendance for the days he remained absent?
In my view this will not be a reportable accident. It is implied in this case, there will be a police complaint and investigation, to ascertain what actually happened, and as to who was at fault. Separate legal procedings could be initiated against the wrong doer, in case one can establish, negligence,or violaton of any rules of conduct.
The reportable accidents in factories are those where the individulal during the course of employment has been involved in an accident. on the premises. Nornmally, the individual should be on the premises of the establishment, or at a place other than the premises, where he was supposed to discharge any official functions.
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