An employer's legal obligations under the Work Injury Compensation Act

Introduction

It is the basic responsibility of Employer to keep its work place healthy and safe. However, even with all the prevention measures put in place on-the-job accidents and job related illnesses do happen. The government has mandated that all employees who are under a contract of service or contract of apprenticeship, regardless of salary shall be covered under the WICA. Even you no longer work for the employer or your work pass is canceled, you remain eligible to claim for compensation.

Dependents of an employee who died because of a workplace accident can also make a claim on behalf of the employee. Employers are also liable for the cost of medical treatment received overseas if the accident happened while the employee was working overseas and immediate medical treatment was needed. It is therefore critical for all HR practitioners to help their fellow team members when they get into accident arising out of and in the course of employment to seek Work Injury Compensation.

During this one day course, participants will acquired a better understanding, as well as state the objectives, coverage and eligibility, of the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA). They can also identify the various scenarios that are covered or not covered by WICA, as well as be acquainted with the kinds of disputes, details of claims and types of compensation payable under WICA.

Course Details: 

Objectives

• Acquire a better understanding of the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA).

• State the objectives, coverage and eligibility of WICA.

• Identify the various scenarios that are covered and not covered by WICA.

• Know the kinds of disputes, details of claims and the types of compensation payable under WICA.

• Appreciate the differences between WICA and common law and its implications.

Outline

• Actions to be taken by the employer in the event of a WIC claim.

• Filing objections on WIC claims.

• Checking on status of employee claims.

• Kinds of claims e.g. medical leave, wages, medical expenses.

• Types of occupational diseases covered.

Who should attend

• HR personnel.

• Line Managers and Supervisors involved in people management and Health.

• Safety Officers or any staff with no or little prior knowledge of the Work Injury Compensation Act.

Trainer

Elsie Low is a HR Practitioner with over 25 years of experience. She has specific experience and strength in talent acquisition, human resource development, compensation and benefits development, payroll administration and management, talent management, employee communication and relations. She is a visionary and performance focused professional. Coupled with that, she has excellent business acumen with strong work ethics.

Elsie has worked in various multi-national and local SMEs and in different sectors such as manufacturing, electronics, construction, engineering and oil & gas. Her span of responsibility and experience are spent in various regional and leadership roles across different regions in ASEAN, Australia, China and Middle East.

Elsie graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Human Resource and a MBA in Finance. She is currently one of the trainers for HRSINGAPORE's HR Certification Courses.

Administrative Details:

Scheduled Dates

• 23 May 2018 - 12th Run  

Duration

• One day

• 9 am to 5:30 pm

 
Certification

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.

 
Cost

• S$ 650 for Community

• S$ 680 for Non-Subscribers

Refreshment

• Coffee & tea with snacks during the morning and afternoon breaks

• Buffet lunch with vegetarian & halal options

 

Past Participants:

Past Participants' Comments

Past Participant Organisations

• Agricultural Bank Of China, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)

• Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled, Bright Hill Evergreen Home

• Central Provident Fund Board, COSL Drilling Pan-Pacific Ltd, Cummins Asia Pacfic Pte Ltd

• Hitachi Metals Singapore Pte Ltd

• Koh Brothers Building & Civil Engineering Contractor (Pte.) Ltd

• InterCall Singapore

• Miltrade Technologies, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Mitsui & Co. (Asia Pacific) 

• National Gallery Singapore, Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd

• Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore

• Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd

• Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board, Singapore Indian Development Association, Socomec Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

• Transas Marine Pacific Pte Ltd