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When does workmen's compensation cover travelling employees?
Corporate challenge injury... can we compensate?
An employee (who's a contractor) participated in a corporate challenge, representing our company in the Championship League. She was injured at the event and tore her calf muscle. She sought medical attention and has a valid medical certificate for the days she was booked off. Her contract doesn't include benefits such as sick leave. She's come to work for fear of not being paid or the possibility of losing her job even though she clearly is unwell. Can we compensate her for the injury?
As per the COID Act, absenteeism due to a work related injury isn't deducted from an employee's normal sick leave. You must pay the employee in full during her absence as a result of the injury and the COID Commissioner will refund your company.
Who settles COID bills?
There's no specific regulation as to whose responsibility this is. The employer should allocate the responsibility according to the company structure and delegation of responsibilities.
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