Injury on duty is something that can happen to anyone, regardless of the type of working environment. Thankfully, you can claim compensation for occupational injuries and diseases by following the correct injury on duty claims procedure.
Our attorneys in Cape Town and Johannesburg provide professional legal assistance with the claims procedure, ensuring that you are adequately compensated.
There are certain requirements that must be met in order to claim compensation for injury on duty. In some cases, it’s not possible to claim.
The following people are eligible for compensation:
The following people are not eligible for compensation:
Injury on duty claims will only be paid if they are submitted correctly and on time. Claims will only be paid under the following circumstances:
Employers are responsible for paying into the Compensation Fund on a monthly basis. Employers are not allowed to deduct from employees’ wages as contributions to the fund.
Successful compensation depends on you following the correct claims procedure. The following are steps of the claim procedure that must be followed:
Once the initial doctor’s report has been submitted along with the incident report, the Commissioner will consider the claim and make a decision for compensation before allocating a claim number. The claim number will be used for all additional paperwork relating to your claim.
Should you disagree with the decision made by the Commissioner, you can appeal the decision within 90 days. You submit your appeal by completing from W929 and sending it to the Commissioner.
Successful claiming of compensation for workplace injury or disease depends on the correct claiming procedure being followed.
Our attorneys in Johannesburg and Cape Town provide expert legal advice in this regard. Contact us for more information.
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