1. Every event is immediately communicated to the employer by the responsible person in the workplace or by any other person who is aware of its occurrence. (OSH Law)
2. The employer is obliged to notify the events immediately:
- State Labour Inspectorate;
- Social Insurance Institute;
- Prosecution bodies, in cases of fatal accidents, or in all other cases when the event is considered to constitute a criminal offense;
- Other institutions, according to the definitions regulated by special law. (OSH Law)
3. The employer or responsible person in charge of it shall immediately notify the Inspectorate of all accidents at work, associated with death or serious mass injuries.
4. In each case of an accident at work or due to work, the employer or responsible person in charge of it must notify within 3 days the State Labour Inspectorate and the Social Insurance Institute;
5. In the case of road accidents, while among the injured there are persons engaged in carrying out a job, according to the definitions in the evaluation section of the accidents, the competent authority of the Traffic Police communicates, within 5 days from the date of receipt of the request, institutions and individuals or legal entities, a copy of the record kept at the scene. (OSH Law)
Register of accidents held by the employer
- The Labour Code stipulates that “The employer must keep in the enterprise and to submit to the labour inspector a copy of the statements of accidents at work that have taken place for at least 3 years.
- In DCM no. 461, dated 22.07.1998 provides that:
“The employer or the responsible person in charge of it must keep the register of accidents at work and occupational diseases in the enterprise. This register should record all accidents and almost-accidents that occur in the enterprise and all cases of occupational diseases.
Laws, DCMs and regulations on compensation for occupational accidents and occupational diseases (including list of occupational diseases and occupational accidents that are subject to compensation)
Benefits of the employee Accidented at Work
Law No.7701, dated 11.05.1993 “On Social Insurance in the Republic of Albania”, as amended, Article 43, states; “Persons insured in case of an accident at work, occupational disease, benefit from the right to income regardless of their seniority at work:
- For additional medical care and rehabilitation;
- In case of disability;
- Compensation for various damages;
- In case of death
Labour Code, Article 39 is stated;
2) The employer must pay the difference between the damage and the remuneration received by the employee from social security when the accident or occupational disease is the consequence of the employer’s gross guilt.
3) When the employer has not registered the employee in social insurance, he must bear all the expenses that the employee has made as a result of the accident or occupational disease, as well as all damages as a result of non-registration.
- No. 788, dated 14.12.2005 “On the determination of the accident at work”.
- No. 461, dated 22.7.1998 “On the Employers Register for Occupational Accidents and Occupational Diseases”.
- Decision of Council of Ministers No. 594, dated 01.07.2015 “On the approval of the list of occupational diseases”.