WORKPLACE / INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS
Work Injury Compensation Claim
If you have sustained an injury as a result of your employment, you may be eligible for a claim under the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA). The WICA, administered by the Ministry of Manpower, allows for a no-fault compensation scheme for employees injured in the course of their employment, provided there has been permanent incapacity.
The permanent incapacity is assessed by the relevant department in the Ministry of Manpower. The compensation claimable is subject to the injury sustained, the degree of permanent incapacity and your salary. The WICA scheme also includes payment for medical expenses (consultations, hospitalisation, treatment and care etc), MC and Hospitalisation wages, as well as compensation for death. As of 1st January 2016, the sum of compensation payable has been revised.
We have a dedicated team of associates and staff who are here to help. Come speak to us to understand your eligibility to claim and the scope of your available compensation and we will guide you through the process.
Alternatively, you may pursue an industrial accident claim.
Industrial Accident Claim
You may have sustained serious injuries in the course of your employment. Like road traffic accident claims, personal injuries sustained in the course of employment may also give rise to a possible claim. The injured must however, choose to submit a claim either through the Courts or under WICA to prevent double compensation.
Unlike road traffic accident claims, industrial accidents and work injury claims are less straightforward. It must be shown that the employer has failed to take steps to ensure their employees’ safety and that the employee has suffered injury and loss because of such failure. Such failure includes failure to provide a safe place of work, failure to proper work equipment and failure to implement proper systems of work.
Over the years, we have garnered substantial experience in work injury and industrial accident claims. We are very sensitive to the fact that work related accidents can lead to financial loss, great difficulties and inconvenience. Let us help you. Our experienced team of associates and staff are always ready to answer your enquiries.
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