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Follow these five steps to report incidents to the Compensation Fund

by , 01 October 2014
If your employee has an accident at work that results in a serious injury, the first thing you must do is report the accident to COID.

You have to do this correctly, or the claim could be doomed before the Compensation Commissioner even looks at it.

That's why today, we're revealing how to correctly report an accident to COID in five easy steps.

Read on to find out how...


Correctly report incidents to the Compensation Fund in just five easy steps

Step #1: Fill in the right COID form – W.CL. 2
You must fill in Part A of the W.CL. 2 form. You can get the form from any labour centre or on the website.
Fill in a separate form for each injured employee.
Step #2: Give the form to the doctor
Tear off Part B of the W.CL. 2 form and give it to the doctor or hospital as soon as possible.
Step #3: Send the forms to the Compensation Fund
Send the form to the Compensation Fund as soon as possible. You don't have to wait for the part the doctor has to fill in. Once you receive the doctor's part of the form, send it in as well. But first check with the doctor because he could have submitted Part B of the form directly. 
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Step #4: Pay compensation to the worker
Pay compensation to the worker for the first three months after the incident. The legal requirement for compensation is 75% of his monthly earnings up to R16 832 per month. 
Step #5: Send follow-up forms
Send the First Medical Report (W.CL. 4) as soon as you get it from the doctor.
If the worker is away from work for a long time, get the Progress Medical Report (W.CL. 5) from the doctor and send it to the Compensation Fund every month.
When the worker returns to work, send the Resumption Report (W.CL. 6), together with the Final Medical Report (W.CL. 5), to the Compensation Fund.
Follow these fives steps and you'll report accidents to COID correctly every time.

PS: We strongly recommend you check out the COID Compliance Guide. It has everything you need to fully comply with the COID Act.


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