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Current Approaches in Social Sciences

Edited By Rasim Yilmaz, Günther Löschnigg, Hasan Arslan and Mehmet Ali Icbay

Current Approaches in Social Sciences is a collection of research papers on a wide range of social issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The book will appeal to educators, researchers, social students and teachers of all subjects and of all levels, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a social context.

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Increasing Work Accidents in Turkey and their Socio-Economic Impact (Kamil Necdet Ar)

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Kamil Necdet Ar*1 Increasing Work Accidents in Turkey and their Socio-Economic Impact 1. Introduction An accident at work is defined as “a discrete occurrence in the course of work which leads to physical or mental harm.” This includes cases of acute poison- ing and wilful acts of other people, as well as accidents occurring during work but off the company’s premises, even those caused by third parties. It excludes deliberate self-inflicted injuries, accidents on the way to and from work (com- muting accidents), and accidents having only a medical origin and occupational diseases. 1.1 Basic concepts Some relevant terminology which is spelt out in the Social Insurance and General Health Insurance Law are in the following. 1.1.1 Occupational Accident Even though there are lots of descriptions of occupational accidents, they can be described as events not planned before, usually causing injuries, loss of equip- ment, or interruption of production. According to Turkish laws, in the 13th clause of the Social Insurance and General Health Insurance law numbered 5510, a broader definition takes place. According to this definition, an occupational ac- cident is an event occurring in any one of the circumstances or situations which causes immediately or subsequently a physical or mental disability to an insured person, such as: when the insured person is in the workplace, in connection with the work carried on by the employer, when the insured person has been sent by the employer to perform duties at another place, during the period allocated for nursing...

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