- Five rules to remember when claiming compensation for injuries
- When it comes to claiming compensation for workplace injuries and accidents, the rules of the game are simple. There are things you can do and there are things you can't do, otherwise you'll be outside the law.
Here are the five rules you need to follow to claim compensation for injuries.
Five COID compensation rules
1. Your employee still has a right to compensation even if he doesn't tell... ››› more
- [30 March 2015]
- Here's why you must never provide false information about workplace injuries!
- Here's something important you need to know: If you provide COID with false information about a workplace injury, it will result in COID not awarding compensation to your employees if they have a workplace injury or contract a work-related disease.
Let me explain why...
What a COID Commissioner does if workplace accident information isn't true
If your employee dies or is disabled because o... ››› more
- [25 March 2015]
- Want to claim compensation for injuries? Here are the five things the COID Commissioner considers
- Today, we want to introduce you to the five things the Commissioner considers when you claim for compensation for injuries.
Read on to discover what they are...
Here's what the Commissioner will look for when considering your claim
1. If the injury happened while the employee was in your employment;
2. If your employee wasn't behaving according to any applicable law (e.g. not wearing p... ››› more
- [25 March 2015]
- Don't forget, your employees have a right to compensation for occupational diseases
- Before we discuss the compensation aspects, let's first clarify what counts as an occupational disease. You should know that, as stated by the current legislation, it represents any listed disease or an adverse health effect caused by exposure in the workplace. This also includes any adverse health effect which a doctor believes was caused by the employee's work (Section 25 of OHSA). These must be... ››› more
- [24 March 2015]
- Important: Make sure your contractors are registered with COID or else
- If you have outside contractors working for your company, such as, cleaners, security, electricians and plumbers, you have to make sure they're registered with COID.
Why is this your responsibility? Read on to find out...
The importance of checking your contractors are registered with COID revealed
It's important you work with COID registered contractors in case your contractor's workers ... ››› more
- [23 March 2015]
- Essential company info: Why must you register for COID
- Today, we thought we'd remind you what registering for COID means.
And its relevance to your company's health and safety priorities.
Registering with COID is essential for the following reasons:
Keep in mind that COID registration is a legal requirement, even if you employ only one person.
Also remember that if you have more than one company, you must register all of them. You can reg... ››› more
- [19 March 2015]
- What's the right response from the employer when someone gets hurt at work?
- Confronted with a variety of risk possibilities, a risk management plan has to look at many details to make sure that all situations are being covered by a specific and legal response.
In regarding this aspect, you should also take into consideration the equity employment rules.
Here's what you need to consider... Discussing the perception prior the signing of the new occupational health an... ››› more
- [25 February 2015]
- Besides being a legal requirement, there are five other reasons to register with COID
- The Compensation for Occupational Injury and Disease Act (COIDA) says you, as an employer, have to register with the compensation fund.
And you must do this even if you only have one employee.
But this isn't the only reason you should register with COID.
The truth is, there are several benefits that come with registering.
If these benefits don't motivate you to comply with the law, ... ››› more
- [07 January 2015]
- Revealed: One thing you might not know about COID
- You probably know COID gives your employee compensation if he has an accident at work. You know you need to register as an employer, even if you only have one employee.
You know the Commissioner assesses business each year then charges them a tariff and you have to report any accident to the Commissioner.
You might think you know everything there is to know about COID. But that might not b... ››› more
- [06 January 2015]
- Did your employee suffer an injury during a site visit in another country? Here's how COIDA treats this situation
- Let's assume you have construction or manufacturing sites all over Africa. You send out inspectors and representatives from your head office twice a year to make sure everything is running smoothly.
While on site in Namibia, a hammer falls off a shelf and hits your employee on the head.
The accident seriously injuries him and he has to have an emergency operation.
But now you're wonder... ››› more
- [05 January 2015]
- Every employer must do this to comply with COIDA! If you don't, and you could face criminal charges
- The Compensation for Occupational Injury or Disease Act (COIDA) entitles employees to compensation if they have a work-related injury or disease.
But COIDA has clear rules for employers too. You have to comply with these rules or you'll be guilty of a criminal offence.
There's one particular rule you have to follow. Read on to discover what it is...
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- [29 December 2014]
- [Infographic] Did your employee just have an accident at work? Follow this COID process to get him injury compensation
- If your employee has an accident you need to act fast. Not only do you need to get him medical attention straight away, you also need to start the COID process at once.
This is important because your employee will need this compensation to cover his medical expenses and any wages he could lose.
The good news is the COID process is actually quite simple.
Here's what you have to do...
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- [23 December 2014]