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Ir J Forensic Med 2018, 23(4): 298-305 Back to browse issues page
Epidemiology of occupational accidents in Semnan workers Referred to Legal Medicine Organization Center of Semnan
Saied Mohammadian Semnani , Yalda Zargar , Jaber Ghareh Daghi , Elnaz Mozaffari , Jamil Kheirvari Khezerloo , Zahra Mohammadalipour , Mohsen Tabasi , Mohammad Reza Eskandarion *
MSc, Medical Biochemistry Department, Legal Medicine Research Center, Iranian Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran , M.eskandarion@gmail.com
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Background: Occupational incidents are among the inevitable threats that the working community has always faced and, in most cases, fear of being dismissed, and the agreement with the employer, leads the injured person to give legal prosecutions and the rights of the individual up. Issues related to this topic are discussed in this research project.
Materials and Methods: In the cases of occupational injuries that have referred to legal medicine centers from 2015 to 2017, information about characteristic of damaged or dead persons have been recorded in separate information forms and were analyzed with SPSS19.
Findings: The majority of the participants of this study were male. Those with the age of 26-30 years old (34%) were also the majority. The most injured persons were under diploma. 25% of them had complained from one week to one month after injury, but about 6% had complained over 3 years after injury. 28% did not have an occupational injury report. 35% were fired. 45% experienced degrees of permanent disability of which the most was in upper limbs. In about 31 % of dead persons, brain and skull injury were the cause of death.
Conclusion: Both the workers and their employers must be well-aware about their rights. In case of an incident, it should be reported immediately, and the injured should be able to pursue legal actions without fear of the employer, and preferably with the direct encouragement of the employer. Forensic medicine must also ensure the correctness and accuracy of pre-employment examinations. 
Keywords: Occupational Events, Workers Injuries, Semnan
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Legal Epidemiology
Received: 2018/03/17 | Accepted: 2018/03/17 | Published: 2018/03/17
* Corresponding Author Address: MSc, Medical Biochemistry Department, Legal Medicine Research Center, Iranian Legal Medicine Organization, Tehran, Iran
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Mohammadian Semnani S, Zargar Y, Ghareh Daghi J, Mozaffari E, Kheirvari Khezerloo J, Mohammadalipour Z, et al . Epidemiology of occupational accidents in Semnan workers Referred to Legal Medicine Organization Center of Semnan. Ir J Forensic Med. 2018; 23 (4) :298-305
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