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Claiming Compensation for Occupational Injuries or Diseases

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases

Injury on duty is something that can happen to anyone, regardless of the type of working environment.

Our attorneys in Cape Town and Johannesburg provide professional legal assistance with the claim procedure, ensuring that you are adequately compensated.

Who Can Claim Injury on Duty in South Africa?

The following people are eligible for compensation:

  • Workers paid by a labour agency
  • Permanent or casual workers who are injured or contracted a disease while working, training, or completing an apprenticeship
  • Domestic workers in a boarding house
  • Individuals who lost a family member who died on the job
  • Apprentice or trainee farm workers

Who Can’t Claim Injury on Duty in South Africa?

The following people are not eligible for compensation:

  • Members of the South African National Defense Force. There is a separate fund for these claims
  • Outsourced employees
  • Workers who work outside of the country for more than 12 months at a time
  • Domestic workers employed in private homes
  • Members of the South African Police Service. There is a separate fund for these claims

Types of Compensation

  • Temporary disability
  • Medical costs related to the injury or disease
  • Permanent disability
  • Death benefits

Following the Correct Claims Procedure

In order to be successfully compensated, the correct claiming procedure must be followed. This is an intricate procedure which our attorneys in Johannesburg and Cape Town can assist you with.


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