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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases in Special Populations: Farmers and Soldiers

Title
Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases in Special Populations: Farmers and Soldiers
Author
이수진
Keywords
Compensation; Occupational Diseases; Farmers; Soldiers; KOREA
Issue Date
2014-06
Publisher
KOREAN ACAD MEDICAL SCIENCES, 302 75 DONG DU ICHON, DONG YONGSAN KU, SEOUL 140 031, SOUTH KOREA
Citation
In: Journal of Korean Medical Science. (Journal of Korean Medical Science, 2014, 29:S24-S31)
Abstract
Some types of workers such as farmers and soldiers are at a higher risk of work-related injury and illness than workers from other occupations. Despite this fact, they are not covered under the Industrial Safety Health (ISH) Act or the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance (IACI) Act. The Safety Aid System for Farmers (SASF) is a voluntary insurance scheme, and it is the only public compensation plan for self-employed farmers. Fifty percent of SASF premiums are subsidized by the Korean government. Soldiers are compensated by the Veterans' Pension (VP) Act. The approval standard of and procedure for the VP Act are provided in the Decree of VP Act, and the Council for VP Benefits determines work-relatedness in the claimed cases. Meanwhile, SASF applies the insurance clause automatically without any expert advice or additional procedures. Furthermore, compared with IACI, these programs pay fewer benefits to workers. Thus, a stronger institutional strategy is needed to maintain a safe work environment, to protect workers' health in unavoidably hazardous environments, and to compensate for work-related injuries and diseases.
URI
https://synapse.koreamed.org/search.php?where=aview&id=10.3346/jkms.2014.29.S.S24&code=0063JKMS&vmode=FULLhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/47280
ISSN
1598-6357; 1011-8934
DOI
10.3346/jkms.2014.29.S.S24
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