Discussions of Compensation for Occupational Accidents under the Current Labor Insurance Law: Recognition of Compensation for “Injuries and Sicknesses” Based on “Inability to Work”
The Labor Insurance Law has been one of the most important social security policies for workers, since it was announced in 1958. The workers?compensation covers areas such as injuries, sicknesses, incapacitation, and death. There are numerous controversies existed under the current operation of workers?compensation system, particularly in recognition of compensation for injuries, sicknesses and incapacitation. This article explains the applications related to the recognition of compensation for njuries and sicknesses?under the current laws and discusses the function of the compensation system. The actual operations and controversies concerning the nability to work?under the Article 34 of Labor Insurance Law will be further discussed. Finally, the rules and standards for the recognition of nability to work?based on the policy of the occupational accidents in Japan will be introduced.