Benefit for temporary disability

Published on: 29/09/2015
Temporary disability allowance derived from work-related accident

Legislation determines that a work-related accident is any bodily injury that the worker suffers during or as a result of work.


What situation protects this benefit?

For an accident to be considered as such, the following is necessary:

  • That the worker suffers a bodily injury. An injury is any bodily damage or harm caused by a wound, blow or illness. Bodily injury includes mental and psychological illnesses and long-term damage.
  • That the accident is during or as a result of work, that is, that there is a direct causal link between work - injury. The injury does not constitute, on its own, a work-related accident.
  • That the worker is as an employee or self-employed worker on a self-employed basis.

Nature of the economic benefit

The worker that suffers a professional work-related injury or illness that it causes a process of temporary disability will have right to the charge of a daily amount equivalent to 75% of its benefits base from the next day to the one of the cancellation.

The maximum duration of this benefit is 365 days, and it can be extended by 180 days when it is expected that the worker will heal during this period.