WORK INJURY COMPENSATION
MEET YOUR OBLIGATIONS TO YOUR EMPLOYEES
WHAT IS WICA?
According to the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA), an employer is obligated to compensate an employee for death, sickness, or injuries that occur as a result of and during the course of employment.
The employer can also be sued for the employee's damages.
Workplace accidents occur regardless of how stringent a company's safety best practices are.
Employee on-the-job injuries are costly to all parties involved, whether it is bodily harm from a fall or illness as a result of a toxic chemical leakage. In these situations, workers' compensation insurance protects both employees and employers.
What is covered?
Work injury compensation insurance benefits includes:
Medical leave - wages for days you were issued with medical leave or light duty, due to the work injury or disease.
Medical expenses - including your hospital bills, medication and other charges, due to the work injury.
Lump sum compensation for permanent incapacity, current incapacity or death.
The Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) lets employees make claims for work-related injuries or diseases without having to file a civil suit under common law.