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Compensation for work injuries and occupational diseases

Title XI
Compensation for work injuries and occupational diseases
Article 85

The provisions of this Title shall apply to workers not subject to the provisions of the Social Insurance Law.


Article 86

If the worker is dead or sustains an injury as a result of an accident during or as a result of his work necessitating his work suspension, the employer must notify the police station located within the jurisdiction of the place of the accident, the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Health of the accident upon its occurrence within 24 hours as of the time on which the accident was brought to his knowledge.

The mentioned notification must include the name of the injured worker, his occupation, address, nationality and a brief description of the accident and its reasons as well as the procedures taken to rescue or treat this worker.


Article 87

The injured worker shall have the right to receive treatment at one of the governmental health institutions or other adequate treatment institutions according to the employer’s discretion.

The employer shall bear the entire treatment costs including the medications, the transportation expenses, the rehabilitation services and the costs of the necessary prosthetics as decided by the treating physician.


Article 88

In case of disagreement on the determination of the costs of treatment of the injured worker, the Medical Committee specified in Article 89 of this Law shall determine said costs.


Article 89

The Minister of Health in agreement with the Minister shall issue a decision on the formation of a Medical Committee in charge of deciding the following:

  1. Whether the worker suffers from an occupational disease or not;
  2. The injured worker’s disability and the percentage of said disability;
  3. The completion of the injured worker’s treatment;
  4. The settlement of the disagreement on the determination of the duration and cost of treatment of the worker.

The decision on the formation of this Committee shall determine its work procedures and regulation.

The worker may submit a grievance against any decision issued by this Committee before the Appellate Medical Committee specified in Article 90 of this Law, within fifteen days as of the date on which he was notified this decision in writing.


Article 90

The Minister of Health in agreement with the Minister shall issue a decision on the formation of an Appellate Medical Committee in charge of examining the grievances submitted against the issued decisions in accordance with the provision of Article 89 of this Law.

The decision on the formation of this Committee shall determine its work procedures and regulation as well as the procedure retained for the submittal of the grievances and the documents that must be attached thereto.


Article 91

The injured worker shall receive his wage during his treatment period. If the treatment duration exceeds six month, said worker shall receive half of his wage until his recovery or until his disability is evidenced.


Article 92

The worker having sustained an injury by an accident arising out of or during his work or his heirs upon his death, shall be entitled to compensation for injury to be determined as set forth in a Table issued by virtue of the Minister’s decision.


Article 93

The provisions of Articles 87, 91, and 92 of this Law shall not apply in any of the following cases:

a) When the worker injures himself deliberately;

b) When the injury is attributable to serious and willful misconduct by the worker and which shall include all acts committed by the injured worker under apparent influence of alcohol or drugs;

c) When the worker violates the employer occupational health and safety instructions or commits a gross negligence in the implementation of these instructions.

The employer shall bear the burden of proof of any of the above mentioned cases.


Article 94

If the worker dies as a result of an occupational injury, compensation shall be distributed over his heirs in accordance with the Shariaa inheritance rules.


Article 95

The provisions on occupational injuries specified in this Title shall apply to the cases of occupational diseases included in the Table of occupational diseases attached to the Social Insurance Law.

Last Update: Thursday 13 August 2015