Employers must pay for work-related injuries

Updated 03 May 2014
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Employers must pay for work-related injuries

Employers are obliged to pay for the treatment of employees for injuries sustained at work in accordance with Article 33 of the national labor law, said Bandar Al-Amoudi, a prominent Saudi lawyer.
Payment will have to be made either directly or indirectly and includes hospital stay, medical tests and analysis, X-rays and compensatory equipment, in addition to transportation to the place of treatment.
“The labor law provision stipulates that injuries be classified within categories according to a social insurance system,” he said. “Vocational illnesses are classified within a work injury system and patient history will begin from the first medical citation of the illness.”
The law obliges employers to bear all expenses arising from work-related injuries, including compensatory damages.
“Employers will also be obliged to pay expenses for fatal cases resulting from work-related injuries, in addition to compensation,” he said.
Hospitals, however, will be obliged to pay compensatory damage if hospital negligence is proven in taking preventive measures against infection.
Such legal action may be followed by state or Health Ministry intervention.
Authorities can take dramatic legal action against hospital administrations and workers and the hospital might even be closed down temporarily pending investigation.
The hospital might face permanent closure if investigation reveals that it poses a danger to patients.


King Salman receives Saudi education officials

King Salman receives officials of theMinistry of Education and Saudi universities at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Monday. (SPA)
Updated 11 December 2018
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King Salman receives Saudi education officials

  • The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country

RIYADH: Top officials of the Ministry of Education and Kingdom’s universities on Monday called on King Salman at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. 

The king stressed the role of education in the development of a country. Saudi Arabia ranks as the largest market for education services in the region, and it also accounts for a growing number of students enrolled in the kindergarten to grade 12 education system in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council. 

Strong government support over the past few years has led to the continuous expansion of the education sector by inviting private players to enter the space.

According to a study conducted by Research and Markets, the higher education industry of the Kingdom inclined at a single digit compound annual growth rate during the period 2012-2017. 

The establishment of new universities due to increased investments in the education sector was the key contributor to the augmented revenues generated by the market players.