If you are a business owner or an employee in Singapore and you don’t know what the Work Injury Compensation Act is all about, then you should read this article carefully.
As you likely know, risk is a factor that is always present when running a business, regardless of its size. To mitigate it and make it easier for workers to easily get compensated in the event of an accident, the WIC Act was enacted.
With the help of this Act, injured employees can make claims for work-related diseases and injuries. This saves them from bearing the cost of filing a lawsuit.
If you are a business owner, it is wise that you learn as much as you can about the WICA. This will help you determine the right steps to take if your employee sustains an injury while carrying out his or her duties.
The following article by Nexusrm shed light on some important things employers and employees need to know about the Work Injury Compensation Act.
What is the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA)?
Under the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA), an employer is liable to compensate an employee for death, sickness, or injuries arising out of and during the period of employment. The employer can also be sued for damages sustained by the employee. Read more here.
You likely now know what the Work Injury Compensation Act is all about. You also now know what it covers and does not cover, as well as some types of compensation under the Act. But, do you know that the Act may be changed shortly? Read the next article carefully to learn more about the changes that may soon be passed.
The following article by Sue-Ann Tan shed light on some important details you probably didn’t know about the changes that may be made to the Work injury Act.
Changes to work injury law to improve insurance cover
New measures are in the works to improve insurance coverage for employees and give those injured on the job greater assurance of compensation – and much sooner after an accident. The proposals are among possible amendments to the Work Injury Compensation Act- Read more here.
You surely now know what the proposed changes to the Work Injury Insurance Act is all about. You also now know the penalty of avoiding or delaying compensation. But, do you know what the claims that were made under the Work injury Act by Louis NG Kok Kwang are all about? Read the next article carefully if you don’t.
The following article by Humanresourcesonline shed light on some claims under the WICA.
Claims under Work Injury Compensation Act in Singapore
Singapore’s Minister for Manpower, Josephine Teo, took to responding to a question by MP Louis Ng Kok Kwang on the percentage of claims under the Work Injury Compensation Act made by S Pass and Work Permit holders that were are determined to be valid or invalid. Read more here.
You likely now know how the Minister of Manpower responded to some claims about the Work Compensation Act. You also know some reasons why it takes a while for an injured worker to get compensated in Singapore.
Work compensation cover is by no means a new term to the Singaporean workforce because every year thousands of injured workers file compensation claims.
Only a handful of these workers were compensated. Some of these lucky workers complained that their compensation wasn’t enough.
All these are going to change soon if the proposed adjustment to the Work Injury Compensation Act is enacted. The adjustment will make it easier for injured workers to get compensated quicker and even get more compensation.