Employees duty to notify thier employers of their injuries at the work place.

Employees have a duty to notify their employers of injuries at the work place.
Section 21(3) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, a worker should notify the employer as soon as possible after the occurrence of an injury. This is because the employer is also required to inform the Occupation Health Director after receiving such notification or after being made aware of the accident by the worker.
Julius ChachaMwita v Kenya Airways Limited & another [2015] eKLR
The court stated as follows;
The Petitioner in relying on Section 21(3) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which provides that where an accident in a work place causes non-fatal injuries to a person therein, the employer shall send to the area Occupational Safety and Health Officer, a written notice of the accident in the prescribed form within seven days of the occurrence of the accident. The employee is obliged to give notice of the accident to the employer verbally.  In this case the Petitioner made the report before he was rushed to hospital.
http://kenyalaw.org/caselaw/cases/view/112319

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