Work Injury Compensation Act
Under the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA), all employees and their families are entitled to claim compensation against the employer as a result of injuries, contracting occupational diseases and/or death sustained at the workplace.
Aon experts can ensure that you have the right insurance policies in place to protect yourself against work injury compensation claims under the act or common law. These claims may consist of injured employees claiming medical leave, medical expenses as well as compensation for permanent incapacity or death, as stipulated by the Act.
Delivering an Integrated Work Injury Solution through active case management and a robust IT platform:
Ensuring clear and concise communication regarding the employee’s capacity for work1.
- Maintaining on-going and regular communication with the Supervisor / Return to work (RTW) Coordinator to ensure all necessary parties are actively involved in decision making regarding return to work planning and rehabilitation
- Allowing an Employer representative or Rehabilitation supervisor to accompany a worker to the medical consultation2
- Responding to requests for written reports in a timely manner
- Reducing low value administrative tasks through automation
1 This will include written and/or telephone advice as requested and by utilising the medical certificate as an effective injury management communication tool.
2 This will usually be done by seeing the worker alone first and then meeting with the employee and employer after the consult. However with the consent of the employee this may at times be done simultaneously.