The occupational hazards fund
There is a special government account, which is not a legal entity, under the aegis of the Department of Social Protection that has the purpose of carrying out studies, campaigns, educational activities, prevention and research on occupational injuries and illness. The sources of funding for this Fund are 1% of the collection of employers? contributions, government funding, fines for breach of obligations under the Occupational Hazards Program, other donations received, and any other resources received from all other sources.
The worker´s compensations general program
The worker's compensation general program is defined in the legislation as the group of public and private entities, laws and procedures that are intended to prevent, protect and assist workers in the event of illness and accidents that may occur during or as a result of the work they carry out.
Under the worker's compensation program, any worker who experiences a work accident or work-related illness shall have the right, depending on the case, to compensation payments that may be provided through a health care entity affiliated with the general health care system. He or she shall also have the right to claim and receive monetary payments distributed by the worker?s compensation administrator, as indemnity for partial and permanent disability, disability and survivor benefits, or burial expenses.