​Singapore Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA)

covers the liability of an employer to pay compensation to their employees who suffered a work-related injury, occupational illness or diseases in accordance to the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) and is compulsory as per Section 23 of the Work Injury Compensation Act (Cap. 354) in Singapore.

Employers are required to get work injury compensation insurance for all employees for

  • All employees are doing manual work, regardless of salary level.

  • All employees are doing non-manual work, earning $1,600 or less a month.


What is covered under WICA

Under the Work Injury Compensation Act, it includes medical leave wages, medical expenses, and compensation for permanent incapacity or death. The insurance payout should not be less than the compensation limits under WICA.

Your worker remains eligible to claim compensation even when you cancel his work pass.

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Workmen Injury Compensation - WICA

Replacing WICA with individual personal accident insurance for workers and site engineers has been a practice by many consulting companies.

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