traIf you are victim of an accident on the workplace and if you are unable to work because of that accident, you can get your salary even if you are a casual worker, even if you are working for your employer for less than 1 week, even if you seem entirely responsible for the way you have been injured*. I give you here the steps to follow according to my own experience:
- Fill a taxfile declaration (in case you have not done it yet). He has to do it. If he really doesn’t want to just treat him to report the accident to the police. He has a lot more to lose than you.
- See a doctor, fees are paid by your employer. You can find doctors at hospital’s emergency. According to my experience, you can go to emergency without your wallet, you just need:
o your employer’s name, surname
o the name of his business
o the business address
o your employer’s phone number.
- Ask your doctor a “Certificate of Capacity”, it indicates the number of days you are unfit for work.
- Fill a “Work Compensation” form that you can find on internet. You will have to google a bit mate cause I don’t remember the exact URL.
Bring together “Certificate of Capacity” and “Work
Compensation” to your employer.
* for example one of my friend wounded himself with a secateurs (he was pruning grapevine) and he got work compensations. I strongly advise you not to intentionally wound yourself.