Articles 13-17

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Articles 13-17 create an obligation on employers to pay for medical expenses, rehabilitation, or funeral costs where workers have suffered illnesses, injury or death as a result of their work.

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Article 13. Where an employee suffers from injuries or sickness, an employer shall provide immediately medical treatment for employee in proportion to injuries or sickness, and shall pay necessary medical expenses not exceeding the rate as prescribed in Ministerial Regulations. The employer shall pay immediately the medical expense under paragraph on when the employer’s party informed to the employee.

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Article 15. Where an employer has to obtain industrial rehabilitation after suffering from injuries, or sickness, the employer shall pay for rehabilitation expense in accordance with the rules, procedures and the rate as prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

Article 16. Where the employee suffers from injuries or sickness causing death or disappearance, the employer shall pay funeral expense to the person who proves having arranged the funeral at the amount of one hundred times of the highest rate of the minimum daily wages under the Law on Labour Protection.

Article 17. In the case where the employee suffers from injuries or sickness causing death without having any funeral administrator, the employer shall make funeral arrangement until there shall be the entitled person under Article 20, requesting to be the funeral administrator. But the employer shall not pay the funeral expense exceeding the one-third of the funeral expense under Article 16. If the employee has been dead for seventy-two hours, and there is not any entitled person under Article 20 requesting to be the funeral administrator, the employer shall make funeral arrangement according to the religion customs of the employee who is dead or the local customs by considering to the social conditions of the employee. For this respect, the employer shall pay the remaining funeral expense.

Law /Thailand / Workmen's Compensation Act B.E. 2537 (1994)

The Act is designed to ensure that employers pay compensation to employees injured, harmed or killed in during the course of their employment.