Department of Occupational and Sports Medicine, Health Centre Rijeka and Medical School Rijeka, CroatiaFulltext PDF
This paper seeks to emphasize the importance of occupational medicine, whose specialist forensic experts can practically save the accused person from lifelong damages. Here is presented the case of a security guard who physically injured an employee of the company by which he was hired and caused him severe physical injuries. Due to these injuries the employee of the company retired. The Croatian Institute for Pension Insurance with which the injured party is insured requires that the security guard who caused him damages pays him a lifelong monthly pension instead of them. The expert witness demonstrated that the consequences of the injured party's injury had never been proven to be a serious injury to the extent that he could no longer work, and that instead he could have been retrained for easier jobs.
Court; Experts witness; Injuries; Invalid pension; Occupational medicine
Lalić H. Occupational Medicine and a Criminal Court Case - Report of a Case. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2162..