The National Insurance Institute is at your side during your life, from birth to advanced age, granting you a variety of social rights adapted to changing life situations.
The National Insurance Institute is responsible for the social security of Israeli residents.
Its primary mission is to ensure means of subsistence for those unable to earn their living.
The National Insurance Institute collects insurance contributions from all residents according to their social background and status, and pays benefits to those entitled. Hence, the income of economically established groups is transferred to weak and vulnerable groups and, thereby, the National Insurance Institute contributes to a more equitable distribution of national income and the reduction of dimensions of poverty. Further information...
A work injury that entitles the injured person to a work injury benefit is a work accidentan accident that occurred during and as a result of work, including accident on the way to and from work, and accident that occurred under circumstances specified by Law or occupational diseasea disease included in the List of Occupational Diseases specified by Law, with which the insured person became ill due to his/her work, as defined in the National Insurance Law.
An accident that occurs in one of the following circumstances is considered a work accident:
1. En route from his home (or the place in which he lives) to the workplace, or from the workplace to his home, or from one workplace to another.
2. During work at the workplace (or in the immediate surroundings) while trying to save people or property or to prevent damage to people or property.
3. During work, from an injury (that is not due to the work) inflicted upon him by another person with an object found at the work site (or in the immediate surroundings), provided that the injured person had no part in causing the injury.
4. For an insured person who is a salaried employee - in the place in which he or his workmates eat during their breaks, which are determined by the employer and do not exceed 3 hours, and also en route from work to that place or from that place to his job.
5. For an insured person who is a salaried employee, member of a workers’ committee in his workplace and for an insured person who is a member of a moshav workers’ committee - while performing that function and due to the performance of the function, and also en route to and from performing the function.
6. For an insured person who is a salaried employee - en route from his job or from his home to the place where he is examined under the Apprenticeship Law or under the Employment Service Law, or on the way back from the exam to work or to his home.
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