The Workers' Compensation System Applied to Employed Doctors
The condition of employed doctors suffering from industrial accidents has no difference from that of ordinary labors, as long as occupational injuries are arising out of and occurring in the course of employment. The workers?compensation system in Taiwan comprises four separate legal mechanisms, including 1. employers?compensation liability under the Labor Standards Act; 2. occupational injury insurance benefits under the Labor Insurance Act; 3. subsidy and allowance granted under the Act for Protecting Worker of Occupational Accidents; and 4. civil liability for damages. However, since the Labor Standards Act does not apply to employed doctors, the compensation system for them has lacked an important method. Accordingly, it is imperative that studies further investigate and discuss whether or not the employed doctors can claim the compensation for occupational injuries by means of the remaining three mechanisms.