The Ministry of extraordinary situations of the Republic of Belarus supports the initiative of the Office for the rights of persons of disabilities on introducing insurance benefits to employers who suffered in accidents in cases of mutual guilt.
According to the existing legislation, today the cases of health damage to an insured person which happened in the result of violation by him of the safety rules and in case of mutual guilt of employer and employee are not considered to be insured events. That is why there are no any insurance benefits to the injured person.
But the appeals to the Office for the rights of persons with disabilities show that it is the employer’s negligence that is the main reason of accidents at work. We have already written about such accident before.
Office for the rights of persons with disabilities asked the Council of Ministers to consider the possibility to amend the Resolution by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus from February 29, 2008 № 308 “On some issues of obligatory state insurance of militia officers, prosecutors’ offices employees, employees of the Ministry of Extraordinary Situations and of the State Control Committee” in cases of mutual guilt.
As it was written in official letter, we received from the Ministry of extraordinary situation of the Republic of Belarus signed by Vladimir Vaschenko, the Ministry completely supports the Office’s initiative. MES sent to the Council of Ministers the offer to order the Ministry of Finances to work on this issue and if it is necessary to prepare the respective draft resolution of the Council of Ministers.