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Accessing Legal Services


You can get free advice about your rights at 'Maisons de la justice de du droit' (Legal Aid Centres). The lawyers' association FNATH can also help.

Even though the legal system is free, you will still have to pay some costs, especially costs related to being defended by a lawyer. Depending on your ability to pay, the state may give the lawyer financial assistance in order to cover:
  • the whole cost if your income is below € 929,
  • part of the costs if your income is below € 1 393.
The Legal Aid Association FNATH, which works across the whole of France, will cost you less than using a lawyer.

For more info:
www.vos-droits.justice.gouv.fr
www.fnath.org



You have an accident at work


In case of an accident at your place of work, you must inform your employer within 24 hours. Your employer must:
  • provide you immediately with a document that entitles you to free medical treatment
  • report the accident to CPAM (insurance fund) within 48 hours, describing the circumstances under which the accident occurred and naming the people who witnessed it. This is obligatory: your employer can not refuse to do so.
If the CPAM does not reply within 30 days, your accident is automatically deemed to be a work accident. CPAM may extend this period for two months.

You are entitled to receive benefits (an allowance during your time off work) from the day after you stop working until your full recovery or the stabilisation of your condition.


On your return to work, you must be examined by a doctor, this is called the 'visite de reprise'.

Your employer cannot fire you because of your accident. If the doctor finds you unfit to work in your previous position, you should be given another job in the company.

If your accident results in a disability, you will receive:
  • one lump sum payment if you are less than 10% disabled. The amount varies, depending on your level of disability, between 388.56 euros and 3884.38 euros.
  • a regular allowance: if you are 10% disabled or more, you will receive a regular allowance. The amount depends on your level of disability and your salary during the 12 months before you stopped working.
If the injury or illness incurred leads to the death of the victim, his/her spouse and children can be compensated.

FNATH can advise you and help you with all necessary rules and procedures. You can appeal against the decisions of the social security fund (CPAM, MSA): ask FNATH for details.

For more info:
vosdroits.service-public.fr
www.fnath.org



Your illness is work-related

Your illness can be recognised as work-related if
  • it is listed in the official table of work-related illness (there are 98 general work-related illnesses, and 57 illnesses related to agricultural activity)
  • or if a link is established with your work and you are more than 25% disabled.

It is up to you (not your employer) to report your illness to the CPAM. You should also tell your employer about your condition and if you are off work, provide them with a doctor's certificate.

If the CPAM does not reply within 30 days, your condition is automatically considered to be work-related. CPAM may extend this period by 3 months.

You are entitled to receive benefits (an allowance during your time off work) from the day after you stop working until your full recovery or the stabilisation of your condition.

Costs related to treatment of your illness will be covered. On your return to work, you must be examined by a doctor, this is called the 'visite de reprise'.
Your employer can not fire you because of your condition. If the doctor finds you unfit to work in your previous position, you should be given another job in the company.

If your accident results in a disability, you will receive:
  • one lump sum payment if you are less than 10% disabled. The amount varies, depending on your level of disability, between 388.56 euros and 3884.38 euros.
  • a regular allowance: if you are 10% disabled or more, you will receive a regular allowance. The amount depends on your level of disability and your salary during the 12 months before you stopped working.
If the injury or illness incurred leads to the death of the victim, his/her spouse and children can be compensated.
If you are a victim of asbestos, you can get compensation from the fund for asbestos victims (FIVA: www.fiva.fr).
FNATH can advise you and help you with all necessary rules and procedures. You can appeal against the decisions of the social security fund (CPAM, MSA): ask FNATH for details.

For more info:
vosdroits.service-public.fr
www.fnath.org



Your accident or illness is not work-related

If you are ill or have an accident that has nothing to do with your work, your doctor may give you a three-part medical certificate for time off work.
After signing it, you must send it within two days
  • to social security (CPAM, MSA) – (parts 1 and 2)
  • to your employer (or employment centre if you are unemployed) – (part 3)
Your employer must send a salary statement to CPAM in order for you to receive benefits (the allowance that you are entitled to while you are not working).

While you are off work, you should stay at home from 9 – 11 am and 2 - 4 pm unless your doctor permits you to go out or you need to go and seek treatment.

You must go back to work as soon as the period on your medical certificate has expired.

If you have a permanent disability as a result of a non-work related accident or illness, under certain conditions you may have the right to disability benefits from the disability office of your 'department' (MDPH), or a disability pension from the social security fund.


FNATH can advise you and help you with all necessary rules and procedures. You can appeal against the decisions of the social security fund (CPAM, MSA): ask FNATH for details.

For more information:
www.ameli.fr
www.cnsa.fr
www.fnath.org



You are pregnant



In order to make use of the special conditions allowed for pregnant women, you must inform your employer of your pregnancy and provide him with a medical certificate including the estimated date of birth.

Your employer must let you go to medical check-ups.

You cannot be made to work at night (between 21:00 and 06:00) and you must not be exposed to products that could be dangerous to your health.

You cannot be fired during your pregnancy and maternity leave and during the four weeks following your return to work.

When you return to work, you must be allowed to return to your previous job, or a job of the same level with the same level of pay.



For more information :
www.ameli-sante.fr
www.halde.fr


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