Work injury compensation limits increased as at 1 June 2012

Posted by on August 5, 2012 in Articles, Facts, research, analysis, News, News Flash, Uncategorized

The New Paper reported, on 4 August 2012, that a total of $68 million was awarded in compensation for permanent incapacity and death in 2011. It did not provide any split between froeign and local workers, nor did it say how much claimants actually received. Very often, in TWC2’s experience, workers received less than the sums awarded because the Ministry of Manpower does not compel employers to pay up.

The article made reference to an update of compensation limits. This can be seen in the 2011 Annual Report of the Occupational Safety and Health Division (link). On page 36 is this table:

A screengrab of the New Paper article is here:

TWC2 is an organization that is dedicated to assisting low-wage migrant workers when they are in difficulty. We are motivated by a sense of fairness and humanity, though our caseload often exceeds our
means.

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