PPE

can it be regarded as work-related injury if you fall when you go to the dressing room to change your work clothes at work?

Case Review

Fu is a room attendant of a hotel. 1n October 2015, after arriving at the hotel, Fu accidentally fell down the stairs on the way to the dressing room to change his work clothes, resulting in the fracture of his right leg

afterwards, Fu submitted an application to the local social insurance administrative department for work-related injury identification. After investigation and verification, the local social insurance administrative department identified Fu as a work-related injury according to Article 14 (2) of the regulations on work related injury insurance. Fu’s unit refused to accept and applied to the local people’s court for administrative litigation. After hearing, the Court maintained the conclusion of industrial injury determination made by the local social insurance administrative department< The second item of Article 14 of the regulations on work related injury insurance stipulates that "employees who are engaged in work-related preparatory or concluding work in the workplace before and after working hours and are injured by accidents shall be recognized as work-related injuries." in this case, as a hotel room service staff, Fu went to the dressing room to change his work clothes before going to work, which belongs to the preparatory work related to work in the workplace before work. He accidentally fell down the stairs and caused a right leg fracture, which should be recognized as an industrial injury to sum up, the decision made by the local social insurance administrative department to pay for a work-related injury is in line with the law

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