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  • There are three types of people that can claim money back from COID! Are you one of them?
  • The Compensation for Occupational Injury or Disease Act (COIDA) works to protect employees that have injuries, or contract diseases, at work. It basically works as a national workers' insurance. Every employer in South Africa has to register with COID. This is even if you only have one employee. Then the Compensation Commissioner assesses your business and tells you how much money you have... ››› more
  • [23 December 2014]
  • Did your employee's IOD result in serious medical costs? Don't worry, COID can help
  • Let's say your employee has an accident with a pressing machine. It crushes part of his hand and breaks all the long bones in his arm. To save his arm he needs an emergency operation and seven months of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. All of this leaves him with medical expenses he doesn't even know how to pay for. This is where COID comes in to give your employee a lifeline. But... ››› more
  • [22 December 2014]
  • Jason died at work! Do you know how to handle the admin of this tragedy?
  • It's lunch time on your construction site and your employees are winding down to take their break. While everyone's concentrating on what to have for lunch, disaster strikes. Jason goes to shut down the machine he was working on. His sleeve catches on the machine and it pulls his arm into the cutting blade. Sadly, Jason suffers such serious injuries and blood loss, that he dies. Now your... ››› more
  • [17 December 2014]
  • If you don't submit Terence's COID claim, he could take you to the CCMA
  • Picture this, it's a normal day at work and everyone is working hard. Suddenly, Terence falls of the scaffolding and breaks his leg. You rush him to the doctor, who, after treating his leg, says he can't work for six weeks. This means Terence qualifies for compensation from COID. You, as his employer, have a duty to submit his COID claim so he can get that compensation. But it's a busy time... ››› more
  • [12 December 2014]
  • Oh no! The new intern hurt himself at work. Should you report it to COID?
  • You have a new intern, John, at work. He doesn't have an official employment contract with you as he's just there over his university holidays. But then there's an accident and John breaks his leg. Now you want to find out if John is entitled to workers' compensation even though he's not an official employee? And whether you even have to report it to COID? Today I'm going to tell you wh... ››› more
  • [08 December 2014]
  • Your employee has an injury on duty and the doctor refuses to treat him. What do you do?
  • According to occhealth.co.za, many doctors refuse to treat employees with injuries on duty (IOD) because COID takes so long to pay them. Because of this, employees often struggle to receive the medical attention they need. But as their employer, you have a duty to ensure your employee gets treatment for work related injuries. So if you find yourself in this situation, here's one thin y... ››› more
  • [03 December 2014]
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