Thailand Employee Compensation Act B.E.2537 protects the employee’s rights, when an employee suffers from danger or sickness from work.
The employer shall compensate an employee in the following situations:
If an employee suffers from danger or sickness, the employer shall make immediate appropriate medical treatment available for the employee. The employer shall pay the actual necessary medical expenses without delay when the employee informs the employer.
If an employee needs work rehabilitation after the suffering, the employer shall pay for the employee’s expenses. This shall be in accordance with the criteria.
When an employee suffered from danger or sickness causing death or disappearance, the employer shall pay for the funeral expense to the employee’s funeral administrator at the amount of one hundred times of the highest rate of the minimum daily wages under Labour Protection Law.
In case an employee suffers from danger or sickness causing death or disappearance:
When an employee suffered from danger or sickness causing death or disappearance, the following persons can receive the compensation from the employer:
The entitled persons shall have right to receive the compensation in equal parts.
The employee must submit a claim for compensation to the Office in a locality where the employee works or resides. This is in pursuant to the form prescribed by the Secretary-General. He/she must submit it within 180 days from the date of employee’s suffering or disappearance, as the case may be.
The employer needs not to pay compensation if the employee’s suffering from danger or sickness is due to the following causes: