Type of issue: relationship with lawyers

25 11, 2019

Billal with beads of sweat

2019-12-06T16:48:28+08:00November 25th, 2019|Articles, Stories|

Billal is thrown into confusion when he hears that his "boss not accept" his injury. He was clearly injured and was taken by an ambulance to a hospital. How can this be not accepted?

20 10, 2019

Just as baby arrives, an eye is lost

2019-09-05T19:28:18+08:00October 20th, 2019|Articles, Stories|

Rafiqul's doctor says surgery is needed or the eye would be lost. Employer says no and refuses to pay. Rafiqul feels he needs a lawyer. But says lawyer is doing nothing to resolve the problem. Here's another worker immobilised by system and culture.

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

16 02, 2019

Are foreign workers abusing WIC claims?

2019-08-30T16:30:45+08:00February 16th, 2019|Articles, Facts, research, analysis|

By Debbie Fordyce The first graph (below) suggests that a disproportionate number of Indian and Bangladeshi migrant workers lodge injury claims within the first six months of starting a job. Moreover, TWC2's observation is that many of these injuries are minor and result in little compensation or will heal completely, thus meriting no disability compensation

29 11, 2018

Does MOM pay work injury lawyers?

2019-08-30T16:30:46+08:00November 29th, 2018|Articles, Stories|

By Debbie Fordyce Does the Ministry of Manpower pay lawyers to handle work injury compensation claims? “Lawyers always exciting to take case.” At least some injured workers certainly think that MOM does. They say that they’ve heard that MOM pays lawyers $300 a month to file and manage work injury compensation (WIC) claims. Newly injured