Did you recently join the workforce or got your first job in Singapore? Are you a new business owner with a handful of employees? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you should read this article carefully, as it contains some intricate information you need to know about Incompatible works and Work Injury Compensation Insurance in Singapore.
Since you are new to the business world, you may write off both them or label them as unimportant. That is a big mistake if you ask me because learning about WICI and Incompatible works can help employers mitigate the risks in the work environment and take care of injured workers. Employers can also benefit as well. You see, when they know how the WICI works they will be able to get their compensation quicker if and when they get injured at work and require workplace injury compensation insurance cover.
The following article by SGBizInsure shed light on everything you need to know about work injury compensation and incompatible works.
Work Injury Compensation Insurance and Incompatible Works
When dealing with Work Injury Compensation Insurance, you may come across the word “Incompatible works”. This can result in workplace injuries occurring in many industries including marine, oil & gas, manufacturing (chemical/pharmaceutical/ food), waste management etc. Read more here.
You surely now know what Incompatible works and work injury compensation is all about. You also now know some strategic ways to reduce incompatible work and make your work area safer. But do you know that the Work Injury Compensation Act may be changed very soon? Read the next article carefully to learn how the change will affect workers.
The following article by Sue-Ann Tan discusses what the proposed change to the WICA will mean for workers in Singapore.
Injured workers to get better assurance of compensation
The proposals are among possible amendments to the Work Injury Compensation Act, which requires employers to compensate staff injured at work. One change would broaden coverage to ensure more employees. Read more here.
You likely now know how the proposed amendment to the Work Injury Compensation Act will benefit workers. You also now know how much an injured employee will receive. Not too long ago, Josephine Teo, Singapore’s Minister of Manpower responded to a question on the percentage of the claims under WICA. Want to learn more about her response? If yes, read the next article carefully.
The following article by Humanresourcesonline discusses some a few things you probably don’t know about the Work Injury Compensation Act in Singapore.
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 are determined to be valid or invalid. Read more here.
You likely now know how the Minister of Manpower answered a question regarding percentage claims under the WICA made by S Pass. You also now know some possible reasons why it takes a long time for injured employees to get their compensation early.
Knowledge is power. With the right knowledge, workers and employees can protect themselves. To elaborate, if employers know about incompatible works, it will be easy for them to make their work environment safer.
Workers who are abreast with the Work Injury Compensation Act will know the right steps to take to get their compensation when injured.
Soon, employers and employees will benefit from the proposed adjustment to the Work Injury Compensation Act in Singapore.