march 2016
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Workmen’s compensation explained
We devote this issue to Workmen’s Compensation. The Workmen’s Compensation Act (WCA) is a system created according to COIDA (Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act) to protect both the employer and employees when work injuries occur. It falls under the South African Department of Labour.

Read more about how the system works, how to claim, and some common misconceptions about Workmen’s Compensation.

All the best,

The South African Society of Physiotherapy

We would like to thank the Occupational Health Special Interest Group for the information supplied.

Only persons with degrees obtained at institutions approved in terms of the Higher Education Act may call themselves physiotherapists, whether the work is performed on animals, humans, or in any field of interest.

The content is for information and educational purposes only. The South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) has attempted to provide recent and accurate information at the time of publication. The SASP does not assume liability for the use of information contained in this communique. It also does not replace, nor should it be considered an alternative to a medical consultation.  Copyright SASP. All rights reserved.
How does this system work?
Workmen's Compensation can be compared to medical insurance for employees who sustain injuries at work. Read more...
How do you claim for compensation after a work injury?
The first step is to complete an 'Employer's Report of an Accident' form. Read more...
Common misconceptions about Workmen's compensation
The most common misconception is that the employee will receive a monetary payment for the injury. This is only in severe cases of disability. Read more...
Did you know?
Did you know that an employee can be dismissed on grounds of incapacity? Read more...
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