Basic Guide to Compensation Fund Registration
All employers must register with the Compensation Fund so that their workers can claim compensation for occupational injuries and diseases. All registered employers (with a few exceptions) pay an annual assessment fee.
The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act applies to:
This excludes -
Who Must Register?
Anyone who employs 1 or more workers must register with the Compensation Fund and pay annual assessment fees.
A separate registration is necessary for each separate branch of a business, unless an arrangement for combined registration has been made.
Based on Legislation in Section 80, of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act
Benefits of Registration
Employers are protected against civil claims if a worker is injured on duty.
Workers who are injured on duty can claim compensation for temporary or permanent disablement.
If workers die as a result of an injury on duty, their dependants
can claim compensation.