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Here's how to deal with COID if Jason is injured outside of South Africa

by , 30 September 2014
Your employee Jason travels a lot for work. As he's a site inspector for your construction company, he spends a lot of time on your construction sites in and outside of SA.

On a recent trip to a site in Namibia, he was injured when a movable machine crushed his foot.

Now you need to find out how you deal with COID to get Jason compensation when he wasn't in SA at the time of his accident.

Today, we're revealing how you deal with international injury in terms of a COID claim...

 

This is what you must do if your employee has an injury outside of SA

 
If your employee has an injury while working outside of South Africa (this applies to temporary work outside of the country) he's entitled to compensation. The claim process works the same as if your employee was working in South Africa (where you run your company) when his accident happened (COIDA Section 23.1a).
 
 
The Commissioner bases your employee's compensation on the earnings he'd receive while in South Africa (COIDA Section 23.1b).
 
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Here's what happens if your employee works outside of SA for 12 months or more and has a workplace injury

 
If your employee works outside of South Africa for 12 months (continuous work), he isn't entitled to compensation unless you, the Director General and your employee reached an agreement and put it in writing (COIDA Section 23.1c).
 
As you can see, your employee will only get injury compensation if his international work is temporary or you have an agreement with the Director General beforehand. 
 
Now that you know how to deal with injuries outside of SA, you can follow the correct procedure if you have to claim for COID. 

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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