Saudi: Construction witness maximum injuriesby Paromita Dey on Mar 1, 2016
The construction sector has recorded the highest number of work-related injuries for 2015 in Saudi Arabia, according to a recent report.
A report by the General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) revealed that 26,982 injuries were reported out of a total of 50.787 in nine different sectors.
The trade sector reported with 9,690 work injuries, followed by the manufacturing sector with 7,420 work injuries.
The distribution of work-related injuries in collisions totaled 14,902 cases followed by falling accidents with 14.451 cases, reported Arab News.
According to GOSI, a work injury is one that occurs to the subscriber during work or due to work. Moreover, every accident that occurs to the subscriber on his way to work from his residence and vice versa is considered a work injury.
Additionally, when subscribers are going from their workplace to the place where they usually eat or pray or vice versa, those are also considered a work injury. Also, a work injury occurs when a subscriber is moving due to a task entrusted to him by his employer, as well as diseases that are proven to be a result of work.
The GOSI subscribers are not entitled to anything in compensation unless the injury occurred after the completion of registration at the insurance office.