The Employees’ Compensation Commission, through the Social Security System as its administering agency in the private sector, recently released the monetary benefits for Eugene Diaz, an employee of LDP Farms Food Corp. in Barangay Rabon, Rosario, La Union who suffered from a work-related accident.

The 31 year old cutter operator sustained a wound when he accidentally cut his finger using a gyro cutter.

Based on the incident report provided by his company, Diaz was working on October 9, 2018, when he accidentally cut his finger. He was rushed to the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center for immediate medical intervention.

Diaz filed his EC claim at the SSS-Agoo Branch. Upon evaluation, he was granted EC partial disability benefits amounting to P13,018.00.

As a way of helping him further, the ECC Regional Extension Unit No. 1, through Randy Angelo Ponciano, ECC-Regional Program Focal, endorsed Diaz at the Lorma Medical Center in La Union for his rehabilitation.

The attending physician recommended three sessions of physical therapy and fabrication of functional and cosmetic splint for his right finger.

Diaz signified also his intention to take up an electrical installation and maintenance course as his skills training under the ECC Katulong at Gabay sa Manggagawang may Kapansanan (KaGabay) Program.

The injury sustained by reason of employment is compensable regardless of the place where the incident occurred, if it can be proven that, at the time of the contingency, the employee is acting within the scope of employment and performing an act reasonably necessary or incidental to it.

Injuries resulting from any of the following shall also be compensable: when it happened at the workplace; while performing official functions; outside of the workplace, but performing an order/instruction of the employer; when going to or coming from the place of work; while ministering to personal comfort; while in a company shuttle bus; during a company-sponsored activity; or death of an employee due to assault.