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Occupational Accident Compensation

Occupational Accident Compensation System for Public Officials

Public officials occupational accident compensation system is designed to provide appropriate compensation for injury, disease, disability, or death of public officials in the course of performing public duty, support their rehabilitation and return to work, create an environment through accident prevention projects to help public officials focus on their work, and improve welfare of bereaved families of public officials.

Public officials' occupational accident compensation process

- Public officials' occupational accident compensation process consists of accident prevention, compensation, and reinstatement (rehabilitation) in order to reassure public officials and help them concentrate on public service.

Public officials' occupational accident compensation process

Scope of Occupational Accident Recognition
Disease
  • Disease developed in the course of performing public duty for physical, chemical, or biological reasons
  • Disease developed in the course of performing public duty due to physically or mentally demanding work
  • Disease originated from injury in the course of performing public duty
  • Other diseases developed in relation to public duty
Accident
(injury)
  • Accident in the course of performing public duty or doing auxiliary work
  • Accident during commuting via usual means of transportation and paths
  • Other accidents in relation to public duty
Types of Public Officials Occupational Accident Compensation Benefits
Types of Public Officials Occupational Accident Compensation Benefits
Type of benefit Eligibility for compensation
Medical care benefit

Public official's disease or injury on duty(reimbursement)

Rehabilitation benefit (allowances for rehab exercise, psychological counselling)

Allowance for rehab exercise: with a medical opinion that the public official would be left with a certain disability within three months during or after care

Allowance for psychological counselling: mental treatment or psychological counselling for public official

Disability benefit (pension or lump sum pay)

Retirement due to injury or disease during public service or disability developed after retirement from injury or disease during public service

Care benefit

In need of frequent or occasional medical care after treatment

Benefit for bereaved families of public officials on duty (pension+compensation)

Benefit for bereaved families of public officials on duty (pension+compensation)

Benefit for bereaved families of public officials on dangerous duty (pension+compensation)

Benefit for bereaved families of public officials on dangerous duty (pension+compensation)

Public Officials Occupational Accident Compensation review Commission and Public Officials Occupational Accident Compensation and Pension Commission
Types of Public Officials Occupational Accident Compensation Benefits
Classification Public Officials Occupational Accident Compensation review Commission Public Officials Occupational Accident Compensation and Pension Commission
Legal ground Articles 6 and 7 in the Act on Public Officials Occupational Accident Compensation Articles 52 and 53 in the Act on Public Officials Occupational Accident Compensation
Chief Commissioner Appointed or nominated among commissioners by Minister of Personnel Management Appointed or nominated among commissioners by the President at the request of Minister of Personnel Management
Pool of commissioners Fewer than 100 including Chief Commissioner Fewer than 50 including Chief Commissioner
Organization of commission 11~15 commissioners 11~15 commissioners
Major function

Review on occupational accident compensation system

Review on occupational accident compensation

Submission of opinions or recommendation for improvement of the system

Review on disposition

Review on the decisions by Government Employees Pension Service regarding pension benefit, collection of contribution, etc.