Process stage: common law/civil suit

6 05, 2019

Ask the insurance company

2019-08-30T16:30:43+08:00May 6th, 2019|Articles, Stories|

Most injured workers who seek help from TWC2 have engaged a law firm to assist with their injury claim.  Although legal assistance is not necessary for the no-fault work injury compensation (WIC) process at the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), many workers feel more secure having an injury lawyer.  Perhaps the worker is unsure

21 07, 2017

Blackmail attempt at airport

2019-08-30T16:31:32+08:00July 21st, 2017|Articles, Stories|

Here's an account of an incident at Changi airport as a TWC2 volunteer accompanied Nagelli Mahendar Reddy to see him off. By Silvester Goh Last night, 29 June 2017, I accompanied injured worker Nagelli Mahender Reddy to Terminal 2 to catch his flight home to India. Flight TZ502 to Chennai was scheduled to depart at 10:45pm. Check-in

24 07, 2015

Elayaraja’s hopeful beginning… and bitter end

2019-08-30T16:32:26+08:00July 24th, 2015|Articles, Stories|

By Ranjana Raghunathan “Oh you share your name with the wonderful Tamil music director,” I try to break the ice as he nods, unimpressed at my remark. Elayaraja is from Killaipichavaram, a village near Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu, India.  He was earning about 10,000 Rupees per month (around $200) in India, from fishing. I ask

2 03, 2014

Lawyer tells injured worker he can go home without waiting for WICA process to conclude

2019-08-30T16:33:35+08:00March 2nd, 2014|Articles, Stories|

By Sonia Pillai Quite early in the interview, Palani Srinivasan, 43, mentions that his lawyer has told him to go home after his third operation. “Let me do collection for you,” was what (according to Srinivasan) his lawyer said. TWC2 vice-president Alex Au, who is sitting beside me, thinks it rather strange. "His WICA process

6 02, 2014

Five years on, Junnuri still waiting for injury pay-out

2019-08-30T16:33:37+08:00February 6th, 2014|Articles, Stories|

Junnuri Subrahmanyam's flight was booked for the evening. He wanted a day off on his last day in Singapore so he could go downtown to buy gifts for this family. He had been working four years with Sin Hong Thai Engineering and was looking forward to going home. But instead of being on a plane