If the employer, his subordinates or others whom he is responsible for, can be held accountable for action or the lack thereof, causing a worker’s injury at the workplace, general rules stipulated in Act No. 50/1993 on Torts, apply. Damages paid under the Act are much higher than those discussed above and cover both material and immaterial injuries to the worker’s health.
If damage liability is established and the employer is liable for damages to his worker, a full deduction of the accident compensation and daily allowance must be made from the compensation the employer may have to pay his worker.
Trade unions and their federations provide legal assistance to their members in this field.