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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act

REPU BL IC O F S O UTH A FR IC A
G O VER NM EN T G AZETTE
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S T A ATSK OER AN T
VAN D IE R EPU BLIE K V AN S U ID -A FR IK A
Reg is te re d a t t h e P ost O ff ic e a s a N ew sp aper As ‘n N uusb la d b y d ie P osk a nto or G ere g is tr e e r
C A PE T O W N, 6 O CTO BER 1 99 3
V ol. 3 4 0 N o. 1 5 158
K AA PST A D, 6 O KTO BER 1 993
S T A TE P R ESID EN T’S O FF IC E
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N o. 1 850 6 O cto ber 1 993
I t i s h ere b y n oti f ie d t h at t h e A cti n g S ta te
P re sid en t h as a sse n te d t o t h e f o ll o w in g A ct
w hic h i s h ere b y p ubli s h ed f o r g en era l
i n fo rm atio n: –
N o. 1 30 o f 1 993: C om pen sa ti o n f o r
O cc u patio nal I n ju rie s a n d
D is e a se s A ct, 1 993 K
A NTO OR V A N D IE
S T A ATSP R ESID EN T
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N o. 1 850 6 O kto b er 1 993
H ie rb y w ord b ek en d g em aa k d at d ie
W aa rn em en de S ta ats p re sid en t s y g o ed keu rin g
g eh eg h et a a n d ie o nders ta an d e W et w at
h ie rb y t e r a lg em en e i n lig tin g g ep ubli s e er
w ord : –
N o. 1 30 v an 1 993: W et o p V erg oed in g v ir
B ero ep sb ese rin gs e n – S ie k te s, 1 993

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To p ro vid e fo r c o m pensa tio n f o r d is a ble m ent c a use d b y o ccu pa tio nal in ju rie s o r d is e ase s
s u sta in e d o r c o n tr a cte d b y e m plo ye es in th e c o urs e o f th eir e m plo ym ent, o r f o r d e ath
r e su lt in g f r o m s u ch in ju rie s o r d is e a se s; a n d t o p ro vid e f o r m atte rs c o nne cte d t h ere w it h .
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( A fr ik a ans te xt s ig n ed b y th e A ctin g S ta te P re sid e nt. )
( A sse n te d t o 2 4 S ep te m ber 1 993)
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B E IT E N AC TE D b y t h e S ta te P re sid en t a nd t h e P arli a m ent o f t h e R epublic o f S ou th
A fr ic a , a s f o llo w s:-

AR RAN G EM EN T O F S EC TIO NS

S EC TIO N

CHAPTE R I
I n te rp re ta tio n o f A ct
l . D efin it io ns.

CHAPTE R I I
A dm in is tr a tio n o f a c t
2 . C om pensa tio n C om mis sio n er a nd s ta ff .
3 . D ele gatio n o f p o w ers a nd a ssig n m ent o f d u tie s b y c o m m is sio ner.
4 . F unctio ns o f c o m mis sio n er.
5 . P ow er o f c o m mis sio n er t o a cq u ir e a nd a lie n ate im mova ble p ro perty a nd to r a is e
m on ey.
6 . P ow ers o f c o m mis sio n er r e ga rd in g w it n esse s a nd s u b poe nas.
7 . P ow ers o f a uth oriz e d p ers o n.
8 . A sse sso rs .
9 . B ene fit s p aya ble to a sse sso rs .
1 0. C om pensa tio n B oard .
1 1. C onstit u tio n o f B oard .
1 2. F unctio n s o f B oard .
1 3. T erm o f o ffic e a nd r e m unera tio n o f m em be rs o f B oard .
1 4. M ee tin gs o f B oa rd .

CH APTE R II I
C om pen satio n F un d a n d R eserv e F und
1 5. C om pensa tio n f u nd.
1 6. A pp lic a tio n o f c o m pe nsa tio n f u nd .
1 7. V alu atio n o f c o m pe nsa tio n fu nd .
1 8. A cco u ntin g. 30 1 9. R ese rv e f u n d.
2 0. A cco u nts a n d a udit .
2 1. I n co m e o f f u nds e xe m pt f r o m ta x.

CHAPTE R I V
C om pen satio n f o r o ccu p atio n al in ju rie s
2 2. R ig h t o f e m plo ye e to c o m pensa tio n.
2 3. A ccid ents o uts id e R ep ubli c .
2 4. A pp lic a tio n o f A ct to s e am en a nd a ir m en .
2 5. A ccid ents d urin g tr a in in g fo r o r p e rfo rm ance o f e m erg en cy s e rv ic e s.
2 6. S pe cia l c ir c u m sta nce s in w hic h c o m mis sio n er m ay r e fu se a w ard .
2 7. S pe cia l c ir c u m sta nce s in w hic h c o m mis sio n er m ay m ake a w ard .
2 8. E m plo ye e r e qu ir in g c o n sta n t h e lp .
2 9. L ia bilit y f o r p aym en t o f c o m pensa tio n.
3 0. M utu a l a sso cia tio n s.
3 1. S ecu rit y fo r p aym ent o f c o m pe nsa tio n a nd c o st o f m edic a l a id b y e m plo ye rs
i n div id ually lia ble .
3 2. C om pensa tio n m ay n ot b e a lie n ate d o r r e duce d .
3 3. C essio n o r r e li n quis h m ent o f b e nefit s v o id .
3 4. C om pensa tio n n ot t o fo rm p art o f d ece a se d e m plo ye e’s e sta te .
3 5. S ub stit u tio n o f c o m pe nsa tio n f o r o th er le ga l r e m edie s.
3 6. R eco ve ry o f d a m age s a nd c o m pensa tio n p aid fr o m t h ir d p artie s.
3 7. T hre a ts a nd c o m puls io n.

CHAPTE R V
C la im s f o r c o m pen sa tio n
3 8. N otic e o f a ccid ent b y e m plo ye e t o e m plo ye r.
3 9. N otic e o f a ccid ent b y e m plo ye r to c o m mis sio ne r.
4 0. I n qu ir y b y c o m mis s io ner in to a ccid ent.
4 1. P artic u la rs in s u ppo rt o f c la im .
4 2. E m plo ye e to s u bm it t o m edic a l e xa m in atio n.
4 3. C la im f o r c o m pensa tio n.
4 4. P re sc rip tio n.
4 5. C onsid e ra tio n o f c la im .
4 6. A pp eara n ce o f p a rtie s.

CHAPTE R V I
D ete rm in atio n a n d c alc u la tio n o f c o m pen sa tio n
4 7. C om pensa tio n f o r te m po ra ry to ta l o r p artia l d is a ble m ent.
4 8. E xp ir y o f c o m pensa tio n f o r t e m po ra ry to ta l o r p artia l d is a ble m ent.
4 9. C om pensa tio n f o r p e rm anen t d is a ble m ent.
5 0. A m en dm ent o f S ch e dule 2 .
5 1. C om pensa tio n f o r p e rm anen t d is a ble m ent o f e m plo ye e in tr a in in g o r u nde r 2 6
y e a rs o f a ge.
5 2. P aym en t o f lu m p s u m in lie u o f p e nsio n .
5 3. C om pensa tio n to e m plo ye e p re vio usly in r e ce ip t o f c o m pe nsa tio n .
5 4. A m ou nt o f c o m pen sa tio n if e m plo ye e d ie s.
5 5. A m en dm ent o f S ch e dule 4 .
5 6. I n cre a se d c o m pensa tio n d ue to n eglig e nce o f e m plo ye r.
5 7. I n cre a se o f m onth ly p e nsio n s.
5 8. A dva nce s o n c o m pen sa tio n.
5 9. C ontr o l o ve r p aym en t o f c o m pensa tio n.
6 0. P en sio ne r r e sid ent o uts id e R epub lic .

61. R eco ve ry o f c o m pe nsa tio n o r o th er b e nefit s .
6 2. P ro vis io nal s e ttle m ents .
6 3. M an ner o f c a lc u la tin g e arn in gs.
6 4. C erta in c o m pen sa tio n to e m plo ye rs p ro h ib it e d .

CHAPTE R V II
O ccu p atio n al d is eas es
6 5. C om pensa tio n f o r o ccu patio n al d is e a se s.
6 6. P re su m ptio n r e gard in g c a use o f o ccu p atio na l d is e ase .
6 7. C alc u la tio n o f c o m pensa tio n.
6 8. N otic e o f o ccu p atio na l d is e a se b y e m plo ye e a n d e m plo ye r.
6 9. A m en dm ent o f S ch e dule 3 .
7 0. A pp oin tm en t o f m edic a l a dvis o ry p ane ls .

CH APTE R V II I
M ed ic al a id
7 1: F ir s t a id .
7 2. C onve ya n ce o f in ju re d e m plo ye e.
7 3. M ed ic a l e xp e nse s.
7 4. S ub m is sio n o f m edic a l r e port.
7 5. C om mis sio ne r t o d ecid e o n n ee d f o r, a nd n a tu re a nd s u ffic ie ncy o f, m ed ic a l a id .
7 6. F ees fo r m edic a l a id .
7 7. C ontr ib utio ns b y e m plo ye es to w ard s c o st o f m edic a l a id p ro hib it e d.
7 8. M ed ic a l a id p ro vid e d b y e m plo ye rs .
7 9. C onsu lt a tio n o f r e pre se nta tiv e m edic a l a uth orit ie s b y c o m mis sio ner.

CHAPTE R I X
O blig atio n s o f e m plo yers
8 0. E m plo ye r t o r e gis te r w it h c o m mis s io ner a nd t o f u rn is h h im w it h p a rtic u la rs .
8 1. E m plo ye r t o k e e p r e co rd .
8 2. E m plo ye r t o fu rn is h r e tu rn s o f e arn in gs.
8 3. A sse ssm en t o f e m plo ye r.
8 4. C erta in e m plo ye rs e xe m pt fr o m a sse ssm ent.
8 5. V aria tio n o f t a rif f o f a sse ssm ent.
8 6. A sse ssm en t to b e p aid b y e m plo ye r to c o m m is sio ner.
8 7. F ail u re to p ay a sse ssm ent o r o th er m one ys .
8 8. C ontr ib utio ns b y e m plo ye rs in d iv id ua lly lia ble a n d m utu al a sso cia tio ns.
8 9. M an dato rs a nd c o ntr a cto rs .

CHAPTE R X
L eg al p ro ced u re s
9 0. R evie w o f d ecis io ns b y c o m mis sio ner.
9 1. O bje ctio ns a nd a p peal a ga in st d ecis io ns o f c o m mis sio ner.
9 2. C om mis sio ne r m ay s ta te c a se f o r S upre m e C ourt.
9 3. E vid ence .

CHAPTE R X I
G en era l
9 4. A rra n ge m ents w it h f o re ig n s ta te s r e ga rd in g c o m pen sa tio n.
9 5. C erta in d ocu m ents e xe m pt fr o m s ta m p d uty .
9 6. D is clo su re o f in fo rm atio n.
9 7. R egu la tio ns.
9 8. F als e s ta te m ents .
9 9. P en alt ie s.
1 00. R epe al o f la w s.
1 01. S hort tit le a nd c o m mence m ent.
S ch ed ule 1
S ch ed ule 2
S ch ed ule 3
S ch ed ule 4

CHAPTE R I
I n te rp re ta tio n o f a ct
D efin it io ns
1 . In th is A ct, u nle ss th e c o nte xt in dic a te s o th e rw is e –
( i) “a ccid en t” m ean s a n a ccid en t a ris in g o ut o f a n d in th e c o urs e o f a n
e m plo ye e ‘s e m plo ym en t a nd r e su lt in g in a p e rs o nal in ju ry , illn e ss o r th e d ea th
o f th e e m plo ye e;( x xiv )
( ii ) “a ctu ary ” m ea ns a ny F ello w o f a n in stit u te , fa cu lt y , s o cie ty o r c h ap te r o f
a ctu a rie s a pp ro ve d b y t h e M in is te r; ( v )
( ii i) “a ir m an” m ea ns a n e m plo ye e e m plo ye d in a ny c a pacit y in a n a ir c ra ft ; ( x li i)
( iv ) “a nnua l e arn in gs” m ean s-
( a ) th e a m ou nt r e fe rre d t o in s e ctio n 8 2(1 )(a ) if a cce pte d b y t h e D ir e cto r-
G ene ra l a s c o rre ct;
( b ) th e a m ou nt d ete rm in ed b y th e D ir e cto r- G ene ra l if in h is o pin io n th e
a m ount r e fe rre d to in p ara gra ph ( a ) is le ss t h an t h e a m ount 1 a ctu a lly
p aid ; o r
( c ) th e e stim ate d a m ount r e fe rre d t o in s e ctio n 8 2(5 ); ( x vii )
( v ) “a sse ssm ent” m eans a n a sse ssm ent m ade in t e rm s o f s e ctio n 8 3 ; ( ii)
( v i) “a sse sso r” m eans a p ers o n a ppoin te d u nde r s e ctio n 8 a s a n a sse sso r; ( v ii)
( v ii ) “B oard ” m eans th e C om pe nsa tio n B oa rd e sta blis h ed b y s e ctio n 1 0; ( x x vii i)
( v ii i) “b usin e ss” m ea ns a ny in du str y , u n derta kin g, tr a de o r o ccu p atio n o r a ny
a ctiv it y in w hic h a ny e m plo ye e is e m plo ye d ; ( x )
( ix ) “c h ir o pra cto r” m ean s a p e rs o n r e gis te re d a s a c h ir o pra cto r in te rm s 2 o f t h e
A sso cia te d H ealt h S erv ic e P ro fe ssio ns A ct, 1 9 82 ( A ct N o. 6 3 o f 1 982); ( x ii)
( x ) “c o m mis sio ne r” m ea ns t h e C om pensa tio n C om mis sio ner a pp oin te d u n der
s e ctio n 2 (1 )(a ); ( x viii )
( x i) “c o m pensa tio n” m eans c o m pe nsa tio n in t e rm s o f th is A ct a nd , w he re
a ppli c a ble , m edic a l a id o r p a ym ent o f th e c o st o f s u ch m edic a l a id ; ( x l)
( x ii ) “c o m pensa tio n f u nd” m ean s th e f u nd e sta blis h ed b y s e ctio n I5 ; ( x li )
( x ii i) “c o ntin en ta l s h elf ” m eans th e c o ntin e nta l s h elf r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n 7 o f th e
T errit o ria l W ate rs A ct, 1 96 3 ( A ct N o. 8 7 o f 1 9 63); ( x xxviii)
( x iv ) “c o ntr a cto r” m ea ns a p ers o n r e fe rre d to a s a c o n tr a cto r in s e ctio n 8 9 ; ( i)
( x v) “d epen dan t o f a n e m plo ye e” m eans-
( a ) a w id ow o r w id o w er w ho a t t h e t im e o f t h e e m plo ye e’s d eath w as m arrie d
t o th e e m plo ye e a cco rd in g t o c iv il la w ;
( b ) a w id ow o r w id o w er w ho a t t h e t im e o f t h e e m plo ye e’s d eath w as a p arty
t o a m arria ge t o th e e m plo ye e a cco rd in g to in dig e nou s la w a nd c u sto m , if
n eit h er th e h usb a nd n or th e w if e w as a p arty to a s u bsis tin g c iv il m arria ge;
( c ) if th ere is n o w id ow o r w id ow er r e fe rre d t o in p a ra gra p h ( a ) o r ( b ), a
p ers o n w it h w hom th e e m plo ye e w as in th e a t t h e tim e o f t h e e m plo ye e ’s
d eath liv in g a s h u sb and a nd w if e ;
( d ) a c h ild u nd er t h e a ge o f 1 8 y e ars o f th e e m plo ye e o r o f h is o r h e r s p o use ,
a nd in clu des a p osth um ou s c h ild , a s te p -c h ild , a n a do pte d c h il d a nd a
c h ild b orn o ut o f “ w edlo ck’;
( e ) a c h ild o ve r th e a ge o f 1 8 y e ars o f th e e m plo ye e o r o f h is o r h er s p ouse ,
a nd a p are n t o r a ny p ers o n w ho in th e o pin io n o f th e D ir e cto r-G enera l
w as a ctin g in th e p la ce o f th e p are nt, a b ro th er, a s is te r, a h a lf – b ro th er o r
h alf – s is te r, a g ra nd pare n t o r a g ra nd ch ild o f th e e m plo ye e;

(f) a p a re nt o f th e e m plo ye e o r a ny p ers o n w ho in th e o pin io n o f th e
c o m mis sio ner w as a ctin g in t h e p la ce o f t h e p a re nt,
a n d w ho w as in th e o pin io n o f th e D ir e cto r-G enera l a t th e tim e o f t h e
e m plo ye e ’s d eath w holly o r p artly fin a ncia lly d epe nden t u po n th e
e m plo ye e ; ( iv )
( x vi) “D ir e cto r-G ene ra l” m eans th e D ir e cto r-G enera l o f th e D ep artm ent o f L ab our;
( x vii) ” d is a ble m ent” m eans te m pora ry p artia l d is a b le m ent, t e m po ra ry t o ta l
d is a ble m ent, p e rm anen t d is a ble m ent o r s e rio us d is fig ure m ent, a s th e c a se
m ay b e ; ( v i)
( x viii ) “e arn in gs” m ean s th e r e m un era tio n o f a n e m plo ye e a t t h e t im e o f t h e
a ccid en t o r th e c o m mence m en t o f t h e o ccu patio n al d is e a se a s c a lc u la te d in
t e rm s o f th is A ct; ( x xx ix )
( x ix ) “e m plo ye e” m eans a p ers o n w ho h as e nte re d in to o r w ork s u nd er a c o ntr a ct
o f s e rv ic e o r o f a ppre n tic e sh ip o r le arn ers h ip , w it h a n e m plo ye r, w heth er th e
c o ntr a ct is e xp re ss o r im plie d, o ra l o r in w rit in g, a nd w heth er t h e r e m unera tio n
i s c a lc u la te d b y tim e o r b y w ork d o ne, o r is in c a sh o r in k in d, a nd in clu des-
( a ) a c a su al e m plo ye e e m plo ye d f o r t h e p u rp ose o f t h e e m plo ye r’s b usin ess ;
( b ) a d ir e cto r o r m em be r o f a b od y c o rp o ra te w ho h as e nte re d in to a c o n tr a ct
o f s e rv ic e o r o f a ppre n tic e sh ip o r le a rn ers h ip w it h t h e b o dy c o rp o ra te , in
s o fa r a s h e a cts w it h in t h e s co p e o f h is e m plo ym ent in te rm s o f s u ch
c o n tr a ct;
( c ) a p e rs o n p ro vid ed b y a la bou r b ro ke r a gain st p a ym ent to a c lie n t f o r t h e
r e n derin g o f a s e rv ic e o r th e p erfo rm an ce o f w ork , a n d f o r w hic h s e rv ic e
o r w ork s u ch p e rs o n is p aid b y th e la bo ur b ro ke r;
( d ) in t h e c a se o f a d ece a se d e m plo ye e, h is d epe ndan ts , a nd in th e c a se o f
a n e m plo ye e w ho is a p ers o n u n der d is a b ilit y , a c u ra to r a ctin g o n b ehalf
o f th at e m plo ye e ;
b u t d oe s n ot in clu de –
( i) a p e rs o n, in clu d in g a p ers o n in th e e m plo y o f t h e S ta te , p erfo rm in g
m il it a ry s e rv ic e o r u n derg o in g tr a in in g r e fe rre d to in th e D efe nce A ct, 1 95 7
( A ct N o. 4 4 o f 1 95 7), a n d w ho is n ot a m em ber o f th e P erm ane nt F orc e o f
t h e S ou th A fr ic a n D efe n ce F orc e ;
( ii ) a m em be r o f th e P erm ane nt F orc e o f th e S outh A fr ic a n D efe n ce F orc e
w hile o n ” s e rv ic e in d efe nce o f th e R epu blic ” a s d efin ed in s e ctio n 1 o f th e
D efe nce A ct, 1 957 ;
( ii i) a m em be r o f th e S outh A fr ic a n P olic e F orc e w hil e e m plo ye d in te rm s o f
s e ctio n 7 o f th e P olic e A ct, 1 9 58 ( A ct N o. 7 o f 1 95 8), o n ” s e rv ic e in
d efe nce o f t h e R epublic ” a s d efin e d in s e ctio n 1 o f t h e D efe nce A ct, 1 957;
( iv ) a p e rs o n w ho c o ntr a cts f o r th e c a rry in g o u t o f w ork a nd h im se lf e nga ges
o th e r p ers o ns to p erfo rm s u ch w ork ;
( v ) a d o m estic e m plo ye e e m plo ye d a s s u ch in a p riv a te h ouse h old ; ( x lv ii)
( x ix ) “e m plo ye r” m ea ns a ny p ers o n, in clu din g t h e S ta te , w ho e m plo ys a n
e m plo ye e , a n d in clu d es-
( a ) any p ers o n c o ntr o ll in g th e b usin ess o f a n e m plo ye r;
( b ) if th e s e rv ic e s o f a n e m plo ye e a re le nt o r le t o r te m pora rily m ade a va ila ble
t o s o m e o th er p ers o n b y h is e m plo ye r, s u ch e m plo ye r fo r s u ch p e rio d a s
t h e e m plo ye e w ork s fo r t h a t o th er p ers o n ;
( c ) a la bou r b ro ke r w ho a gain st p a ym ent p ro vid es a p ers o n t o a c lie n t fo r t h e
r e n derin g o f a s e rv ic e o r th e p erfo rm an ce o f w ork , a n d f o r w hic h s e rv ic e
o r w ork s u ch p e rs o n is p aid b y th e la bo ur b ro ke r; ( x li v )
( x x)” e m plo ye r in div id ua lly lia b le ” m ean s a n e m plo ye r w ho in t e rm s o f s e ctio n
8 4(1 )(a ) is e xe m pt f r o m p ayin g a sse ssm ents t o th e c o m pen sa tio n fu n d; ( x lv )

(x xi) “e m plo ye rs ‘ o rg a niz a tio n” m eans a n e m plo ye rs ‘ o rg an iz a tio n a s d e fin ed in
s e ctio n 1 o f th e L ab our R ela tio ns A ct, 1 956 ( A ct N o. 2 8 o f 1 956 ) ; ( x lv i)
( x xii) ” fin ancia l y e ar” m eans th e p erio d b etw een t h e fir s t d a y o f M arc h in a ny y e ar
a nd th e la st d ay o f F ebru ary in th e f o llo w in g y e a r, b oth d ate s in clu ded ; ( x i)
( x xiii ) “m and ato r” m ea ns a p ers o n r e fe rre d to a s a m andato r in s e ctio n 8 9 : ( x ix )
( x xiv ) “m edic a l a id ” m ea ns m edic a l, s u rg ic a l o r h osp it a l tr e atm ent, s kil le d n u rs in g
s e rv ic e s, a ny r e m ed ia l tr e atm ent a ppro ve d b y t h e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l, t h e s u p ply
a nd r e pair o f a ny p ro sth esis o r a n y d e vic e n ece ssit a te d b y d is a ble m ent, a nd
a m bula nce s e rv ic e s w here , in th e o pin io n o f th e D ir e cto r-G enera l, th ey w ere
e sse ntia l; ( x v)
( x xv) ” m edic a l p ra ctit io ner” m ean s a p e rs o n r e gis te re d a s a m edic a l p ra ctit io ne r in
t e rm s o f th e M edic a l, D enta l a nd S upple m enta ry H ealt h S erv ic e P ro fe ssio n s
A ct, 1 9 74 ( A ct N o. 5 6 o f 1 974) ( x iv )
( x xvi) “M in is te r” m ean s th e M in is te r o f L abo ur; ( x x)
( x xvii) ” m utu al a sso cia tio n” m ea ns a m utu a l a sso cia tio n lic e n se d u nde r s e ctio n 3 0;
( x xiii )
( x xviii ) “ N atio nal R eve nue F und ” m ea ns t h e fu nd e sta b lis h e d b y s e ctio n 2 1 3 o f t h e
C onstit u tio n o f th e R ep ublic o f S outh A fr ic a , 1 9 96 ( A ct N o. 1 08 0 f 1 99 6)
( x xviii ) ” n atu ra l r e so urc e s” m eans th e n atu ra l r e so urc e s r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n 7 o f
t h e T errit o ria l W ate rs A ct, 1 963 ( A ct N o. 8 7 o f 1 96 3); ( x xi)
( x xix ) “o ccu pa tio nal d is e ase ” m ea ns a ny d is e a se c o nte m pla te d in s e ctio n 6 5(1 )(a )
o r ( b ); ( ix )
( x xx) ” o ccu patio nal in ju ry ” m eans a p ers o n al in ju ry s u sta in ed a s a r e su lt o f a n
a ccid en t; ( v ii i)
( x xxi) “p en sio n” m ea ns a p e nsio n r e fe rre d t o in s e ctio n 4 9 o r 5 4; ( x xvi)
( x xxii) ” p erio dic a l p aym ent” m eans a p erio dic a l p aym ent o f c o m pensa tio n in
r e sp e ct o f t e m pora ry d is a ble m ent; ( x xvii)
( x xxiii ) “ p e rm anent d is a b le m en t” , in r e la tio n t o a n e m plo ye e a nd s u bje ct to s e ctio n
4 9 , m ean s th e p erm anent in ab ili t y o f s u ch a n e m plo ye e t o p e rfo rm a ny w ork a s
a r e su lt o f a n a ccid e nt o r o ccu p atio na l d is e ase f o r w hic h c o m pensa tio n is
p a ya ble ;
( x xxiii ) ” p ers o n u nder d is a bil it y ” m ean s a m in or, a lu natic o r a ny p ers o n w ho b y la w
i s s u b je ct t o c u ra to rs h ip o r t u to rs h ip ; ( x xii)
( x xxiv ) ” p re scrib e d” m eans p re scrib ed in te rm s o f th is A ct o r b y r e gu la tio n; ( x lii i)
( x xxv) “ p re sid in g o ff ic e r” m ean s a n y o ffic e r a pp oin te d in t e rm s o f s e ctio n 2 (1 )(a ) o r
( b ) a nd d esig na te d a s s u ch b y th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l;
( x xxv) “re gula tio n” m ea ns a r e gu la tio n m ade in te rm s o f th is A ct; ( x x ix )
( x xxvi) ” re se rv e f u nd” m ea ns t h e fu nd e sta b lis h e d b y s e ctio n 1 9; ( x xx)
( x xxvii) ” s e am an ” m eans a n e m plo ye e e m plo ye d in a n y c a pa cit y o n b oard a s h ip
b y th e o w ner o r p e rs o n in c o m mand o f th e s h ip ; ( x xxi)
( x xxviii) ” s e rio us a nd w il f u l m is co ndu ct” m ean s-
( a ) bein g u n der th e in flu e nce o f in to xic a tin g li q u or o r a d ru g h a vin g a n arc o tic
e ffe ct;
( b ) a c o n tr a ve ntio n o f a ny la w f o r t h e p ro te ctio n o r t h e h e alt h o f e m plo ye es o r
f o r th e p re ve ntio n o f a cc id ents , if s u ch c o ntr a ve ntio n w as c o m mit t e d
w ilf u lly o r w it h a r e ckle ss d is re ga rd o f t h e p ro vis io ns o f s u ch la w ; o r
( c ) any o th e r a ct o r o m is sio n w hic h th e D ir e cto r-G enera l h avin g r e ga rd to a ll
t h e c ir c u m sta nce s c o n sid ers to b e s e rio us a nd w ilf u l m is co nd uct; ( x iii)
( x xxix ) ” S outh A fr ic a n a ir c ra ft” m ea ns a n a ir c ra ft r e gis te re d o r lic e n se d in th e
R epub lic in te rm s o f a la w g ove rn in g th e r e gis tr a tio n o r lic e nsin g o f a ir c ra ft,
a nd th e o w ne r o f w hic h is r e sid ent m th e R ep ubli c o r h a s a p la ce o f b u sin ess
i n t h e R epub lic ; ( x xxiii )

(x l) “S outh A fr ic a n s h ip ” m eans a v e sse l u se d in n avig a tio n w hic h –
( a ) is r e gis te re d in th e R epu blic in t e rm s o f a n y la w g o ve rn in g th e r e gis tr a tio n
o f s h ip s a n d is n ot r e gis te re d in a n y o th er s ta te in t e rm s o f a s im ila r la w ;
o r
( b ) is o w ned o r c h arte re d b y a p ers o n w hose h ea d o ff ic e o r p la ce o f b usin e ss
i s in t h e R epublic o r b y a p e rs o n w ho r e sid es in t h e R epub lic ; ( x xxiv )
( x li ) “d ele te d ( x xxii)
( x li i) “ta rif f o f a sse ssm ent” m ea ns t h e ta rif f o f a sse ssm en t r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n
8 3(1 ); ( ii i)
( x li ii) ” te m po ra ry p artia l d is a ble m ent” , in r e la tio n to a n e m plo ye e, m ea ns t h e
t e m po ra ry p artia l in a bili t y o f s u ch e m plo ye e a s a r e su lt o f a n a ccid ent o r
o ccu patio n al d is e ase f o r w hic h c o m pen sa tio n is p aya b le to p erfo rm th e w ho le
o f th e w ork a t w hic h h e o r s h e w as e m plo ye d a t th e tim e o f s u ch a ccid ent o r
a t th e c o m mence m ent o f s u ch o ccu pa tio nal d is e ase o r to r e su m e w ork a t a
r a te o f e arn in gs n ot le ss t h a n t h a t w hic h h e o r s h e w as r e ce iv in g a t th e tim e o f
s u ch a ccid en t o r a t th e c o m mence m ent o f s u ch o ccu p atio na l d is e ase ; ( x xxvi)
( x li v ) ” te m po ra ry t o ta l d is a ble m ent” , in r e la tio n to a n e m plo ye e, m eans th e
t e m po ra ry t o ta l in abil it y o f s u ch e m plo ye e a s a r e su lt o f a n a ccid ent o r
o ccu patio n al d is e ase f o r w hic h c o m pen sa tio n is p aya b le to p erfo rm th e w ork
a t w hic h h e w as e m plo ye d a t th e tim e o f s u ch a ccid ent o r a t th e
c o m mence m ent o f s u ch o ccu patio n al d is e ase o r w ork s im ila r th ere to ; ( x xxv)
( x lv ) “th is A ct” in clu d es t h e S ch e dule s t h ere to a n d a ny r e gula tio n; ( x v i)
( x lv i) ” tr a d e u nio n” m eans a tr a d e u nio n a s d efin ed in s e ctio n 1 o f t h e L a bo ur
R ela tio ns A ct, 1 9 56 ( A ct N o. 2 8 o f 1 956), a nd in clu de s a n e m plo ye e s’
o rg a niz a tio n r e co gn iz e d b y la w a n d f u n ctio nin g; ( x xxvii)
( x lv ii ) “W ork m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A ct” m eans th e W ork m en’s C om pen sa tio n A ct,
1 941 ( A ct N o. 3 0 o f 1 941 ). ( x xv)

CHAPTE R I I
A dm in is tr a tio n o f A ct
C om pen sa tio n D ir e c to r-G en era l a n d s ta ff
2 . ( 1 ) T he M in is te r s h all s u b je ct t o s u ch c o nd it io ns a s h e o r s h e m ay d ete rm in e , in
o rd e r t o a ssis t t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l in th e p erfo rm an ce o f h is o r h e r fu nctio n s in
t e rm s o f o r u nd er t h is A ct a n d s u bje ct to t h e la w s g o ve rn in g t h e p ubli c s e rv ic e ,
a p poin t-
( a ) a n o ffic e r to b e c a lle d t h e C om pensa tio n C om mis sio n er; a n d
( b ) s u ch o th er o ffic e rs a nd e m plo ye es a s t h e M in is te r o r a n o ff ic e r d e sig na te d b y
h im o r h er d e em n ece ssa ry .
( 2 )T he c o m mis sio ner, a nd th e o ffic e rs a n d e m plo ye es r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n
( 1 )(b ), s h all b e r e m unera te d o u t o f t h e N atio nal R eve nue F und , w hic h s h all b e
r e im bu rs e d o ut o f th e c o m pe nsa tio n fu nd fo r th e e xp end it u re c o nce rn ed .
D ele g atio n o f p ow ers a n d a ssig n m en t o f d u tie s b y D ir e c to r-G en era l
3 . ( 1 ) T he D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay, s u bje ct to s u ch c o ndit io ns a s h e o r s h e m ay
d ete rm in e, d e le ga te a n y o f h is o r h er p ow ers o r a ssig n a ny o f h is o r h e r d u tie s t o th e
c o m mis sio n er, o r a n o ffic e r o r e m plo ye e r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n 2 (1 )(b ), a nd m ay a t a n y
t im e c a nce l a n y s u ch d e le ga tio n o r a ssig nm en t.
( 2 ) A d ele ga tio n o r a ssig n m ent u nder s u bse ctio n ( 1 )-

(a ) sh all n o t d iv e st th e D ir e cto r-G enera l o f th e p ow er d e le ga te d o r d uty a ssig n ed,
a nd h e o r s h e m ay a t a n y tim e a m end o r s e t a sid e a ny d ecis io n m ade
t h ere unde r; a nd
( b ) sh all n o t p re ve n t th e e xe rc is e o f th e p ow er o r th e p erfo rm ance o f th e d uty
c o nce rn ed b y th e D ir e cto r- G ene ra l h im se lf o r h ers e lf .
F u nctio ns o f D ir e cto r-G en era l
4 . ( 1 ) S ubje ct t o th e p ro vis io ns o f t h is A ct, th e D ir e cto r-G enera l s h all-
( a ) d ele te d
( b ) in quir e in to a ccid en ts a nd o ccu patio n al d is e ase s;
( c ) adju d ic a te o n c la im s a n d o th er m att e rs c o m in g b e fo re h im f o r d e cis io n ;
( d ) is su e a n o rd e r fo r t h e p aym ent o f c o m pe nsa tio n in r e sp ect o f a n a w ard m ade
b y h im ;
( e ) decid e w heth er a p ers o n is a n e m plo ye e, a n e m plo ye r, a m an dato r o r a
c o ntr a cto r fo r t h e p urp ose s o f th is A ct;
( f) decid e a n y q u estio n r e la tin g to –
( i) a r ig h t to c o m pen sa tio n;
( ii ) th e s u b m is sio n, c o nsid era tio n a n d a dju dic a tio n o f c la im s fo r
c o m pensa tio n;
( ii i) th e c a lc u la tio n o f e arn in gs;
( iv ) th e d e gre e o f d is a ble m ent o f a ny e m plo ye e ;
( v ) th e a m ou nt a nd m anne r o f p aym en t o f c o m pensa tio n;
( v i) th e a w ard , w it h hold in g, r e vie w , d is co n tin uan ce , s u sp e nsio n , in cre ase o r
r e d uctio n o f c o m pensa tio n;
( v ii) th e li a bil it y fo r p aym ent o f c o m pensa tio n a s c o n te m pla te d in s e ctio n 2 9;
( g ) decid e w heth er a p ers o n is a d ep enda nt o f a n e m plo ye e a n d, if s o ,
p erc e nta ge o f d ep ende nce , a n d, in t h e c a se w here th ere is m ore t h a n o ne
d epen dant, w hic h s h all r e ce iv e c o m pe nsa tio n a n d t h e a llo ca tio n o f
c o m pensa tio n a m ong th em ;
( h ) co nsid e r a n d a dju dic a te u po n c la im s in te rm s o f s e ctio n 6 2 ;
( i) decid e u p on-
( i) th e n e ed f o r, a nd t h e n a tu re a nd s u ffic ie ncy o f, m edic a l a id ;
( ii ) th e r e a so nab le ne ss o f th e c o st o f m edic a l a id , a nd th e a m oun t a nd
m an ner o f p aym ent o f s u ch c o st;
( j) decid e u p on th e lia bili t y f o r a sse ssm ent, ta rif fs o f a sse ssm ent, th e a m ou nts o f
a sse ssm ents , th e m anne r o f p aym en t o f a sse ssm ents a n d r e la te d m atte rs ;
( k ) decid e u p on a ny o th er q ue stio n f a llin g w it h in h is fu nctio ns in c o nne ctio n w it h
t h e a d m in is tr a tio n o f th is A ct;
( l) adm in is te r th e c o m pen sa tio n fu nd a n d t h e r e se rv e f u n d;
( m ) re co ve r a m ounts d ue to t h e c o m pensa tio n f u n d, in clu din g a m ou nts w hic h
s h ould n o t h a ve b een p a id o ut in te rm s o f th is A ct , o r w rit e o ff s u ch a m oun ts
i f , in h is o pin io n , th ey c a nno t b e r e co ve re d;
( n ) afte r th e c o nclu sio n o f e ach f in an cia l y e ar s u bm it a r e port t o th e M in is te r
r e ga rd in g t h e a dm in is tr a tio n o f th is A ct d urin g th at y e a r;
( o ) re co rd s ta tis tic s a nd in fo rm atio n r e gard in g th e o ccu rre nce a nd c a use s o f
a ccid en ts a nd o cc u p atio na l d is e a se s, a n d t h e a w ard o f b enefit s in te rm s o f
t h is A ct ;
( p ) in stit u te s u ch in qu ir ie s a nd p erfo rm s u ch o th er f u nctio ns a s m ay b e
p re scrib ed , o r a s h e m ay d eem n ece ssa ry fo r t h e a dm in is tr a tio n o f th is A ct.
( 2 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay-

(a ) fo r th e a dm in is tr a tio n o f t h is A ct e n te r in to a n a gre em en t w it h a ny p ers o n
f o r th e p erfo rm ance o f a p artic u la r t a sk o r o f p a rtic u la r w ork o r f o r th e
re n derin g o f p a rtic u la r s e rv ic e s o n s u ch c o nd it io ns a n d f o r s u ch r e m u
w ork o r to r e duce o r r e m ove a n y d is a bil it y r e su lt in g f r o m th eir in ju rie s o r
d is e ase s;
( iv ) th e c a rry in g o ut o f a ny a ctiv it y w hic h w ill c o n tr ib ute to th e a tta in m en t o f
a ny o f th e o bje cts r e fe rre d to in s u bpa ra gra p hs ( i) , ( ii) a nd ( iii ) ;
( c ) purc h ase o r o th erw is e a cq u ir e s h a re s in a ny b ody, o rg an iz a tio n o r s c h em e
r e fe rre d t o in p a ra gra p h ( b ) , a nd a li e na te a n y s h a re s s o a cq u ir e d ;
( d ) apply u ncla im ed c o m pensa tio n f o r th e g e ne ra l w elf a re o f in ju re d e m plo ye es
o r e m plo ye e s s u ffe rin g fr o m o ccu pa tio nal d is e ase s;
( e ) dele te d
P ow er o f D ir e cto r-G en era l t o a c q uir e a n d a li e n ate im mova b le p ro p erty a n d t o r a is e
m on ey
5 . ( 1 ) T he D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay w it h t h e a ppro va l o f th e M in is te r-
( a ) ra is e m oney b y w ay o f lo ans;
( b ) purc h ase o r o th erw is e a cq u ir e im mova ble p ro perty , a nd a lie n ate s u ch
p ro perty .
( 2 ) Im mova ble p ro perty a cq u ir e d u n der s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) s h a ll b e h e ld in th e n am e o f
t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l in t r u st f o r th e c o m pen sa tio n fu nd.
P ow ers o f D ir e cto r-G en era l r e g ard in g w it n esse s a n d s u b po en as
6 . ( 1 ) ( a ) T he D ir e cto r-G ene ra l m ay s u bpoe na a ny p ers o n w ho in h is o pin io n is a ble
t o g iv e in fo rm atio n c o n ce rn in g t h e s u b je ct o f a ny in qu ir y in te rm s o f th is A ct, o r w ho is
s u sp ecte d to h ave o r in th e o pin io n o f th e D ir e cto r-G enera l h as in h is p osse ssio n o r
c u sto dy o r u nder h is c o ntr o l a n y b o ok, d o cu m ent o r t h in g w hic h h as a b earin g o n t h e
i n qu ir y , to a ppe ar b efo re h im a t a t im e a n d p la ce s p e cif ie d in th e s u bp oena , to b e
i n te rro ga te d o r t o p ro d uce s u ch b oo k, d ocu m ent o r th in g, a nd t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay
r e ta in s u ch b o ok, d ocu m ent o r th in g f o r fu rth er in ve stig a tio n.
( b ) A n in qu ir y r e fe rre d t o in p ara gra p h ( a ) s h all ta ke p la ce in p ublic u nle ss th e
D ir e cto r-G enera l o rd ers o th erw is e .
( 2 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay c a ll a nd a dm in is te r a n o ath to , o r a cce pt a n
a ffir m atio n f r o m , a ny p ers o n p re se nt a t s u ch a n in quir y w ho w as o r c o u ld h ave b e en
s u bpo enae d in te rm s o f s u bse ctio n ( 1 ), a nd th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l o r a n a sse sso r m ay
i n te rro ga te s u ch p ers o n a nd o rd er h im to p ro duce a ny b o ok, d o cu m ent o r th in g in h is
p osse ss io n o r c u sto d y o r u n der h is c o ntr o l.
( 3 ) A p ers o n w ho –
( a ) has b een d u ly s u bpoe naed u nder s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) a nd w ho fa il s w it h ou t
s u ffic ie nt c a u se t o a tte nd a t t h e t im e a n d p la ce s p e cif ie d in th e s u bp o ena ; 2
( b ) has b een d u ly s u bpoe naed u nder s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) o r c a lle d u n der s u bse ctio n
( 2 ) a n d w ho-
( i) fa ils t o r e m ain in a tt e n dan ce u ntil e xc u se d b y th e D ir e cto r-G enera l f r o m
f u rth er a tte nda nce ;
( ii ) re fu se s to b e s w orn a s a w it n ess o r to m ake a n a ff ir m atio n;
( ii i) re fu se s o r fa il s to a nsw er fu ll y a n d s a tis fa cto ril y a ny q u estio n la w fu lly p ut t o
h im u nder s u bse ctio n ( 2 );
( iv ) re fu se s o r fa il s to p ro du ce a ny b ook, d ocu m en t o r th in g in h is p osse ssio n o r
c u sto d y o r u nd er h is c o ntr o l w hic h h e h as b een r e qu ir e d t o p ro d uce u nde r
s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) o r ( 2 );

(c ) hin de rs o r o b str u cts t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l in th e p erfo rm an ce o f a n y o f h is
f u n ctio ns in te rm s o f t h is s e ctio n,
s h all b e g u il t y o f a n o ff e n ce .
( 4 ) A p ers o n w ho , a fte r h avin g b e en s w orn a s a w it n ess o r h avin g m ad e a n
a ffir m atio n, m ake s a f a ls e s ta te m ent k n ow in g it t o b e fa ls e , s h all b e g u ilt y o f a n o ff e n ce
a nd s h a ll u po n c o nvic tio n b e lia ble t o th e p en alt y t h a t m ay b e im pose d f o r p erju ry .
( 5 ) T he la w r e la tin g to p riv ile ge a s a ppli c a ble t o a w it n ess te stif y in g in a c o u rt o f la w
s h all b e a pplic a ble a t a n in quir y r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ).
( 6 ) If a p ers o n h a s b een s u bp oen aed to a ppe ar b efo re th e D ir e cto r-G enera l a nd th e
D ir e cto r-G enera l is s a tis fie d t h a t s u ch p ers o n h as a s a r e su lt o f h is a pp eara n ce s u ff e re d
a ny p ecu n ia ry lo ss o r h ad to in cu r e xp en se , th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l m ay p ay o ut o f th e
c o m pen sa tio n f u nd th e p re scrib ed a ll o w ance s o r th e a m ou nt o f th e lo ss o r e xp ense ,
w hic h eve r is t h e le sse r.
( 7 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay d e le ga te a n y o f h is fu nctio ns u n der th is s e ctio n t o a n
a sse ss o r, a n o ffic e r o r e m plo ye e r e fe rre d t o in s e ctio n 1 o f th e P ubli c S erv ic e
A ct, 1 98 4 ( A ct N o. 1 1 1 o f 1 9 84), o r a m ed ic a l p ra ctit io n er, a n d in th is s e ctio n
” D ir e cto r-G en era l” in clu de s a n y s u ch a sse sso r, o ffic e r, e m plo ye e o r m edic a l
p ra ctit io n er w hil e a ctin g w it h in th e s co pe o f s u ch d ele gatio n.
6 A . T he c o m mis sio ne r s h a ll-
( a ) r e ce iv e n otic e s o f a ccid ents a nd o ccu pa tio nal d is e ase s, c la im s fo r
c o m pe nsa tio n , m edic a l r e ports a nd a cco u nts , o bje ctio ns a pplic a tio n s, r e tu rn s o f
e a rn in gs a n d p aym ent d ue to t h e c o m pensa tio n f u n d;
( b ) b y n otic e in th e G aze tt e p re scrib e t h e r u le s r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n 5 6(3 )( c ), a s w ell
a s th e f o rm s to b e u se d a n d t h e p artic u la rs to b e f u rn is h ed in c o nnectio n w it h t h e
n o tic e o f o ccu p atio nal in ju rie s a nd d is e ase s, c la im s f o r c o m pe nsa tio n o r a n y
o th er fo rm o r m atte r w hic h h e o r s h e m ay d ee m it n ece ss a ry f o r t h e
a d m in is tr a tio n o f th e A ct.
P ow ers o f a u th oriz e d p ers o n
7 . ( 1 ) T he D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay a uth oriz e a ny a sse sso r, a n y o ffic e r o r e m plo ye e
r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n 1 o f t h e P ub lic S erv ic e A ct, 1 984 ( A ct N o. 1 11 o f 1 98 4), o r a ny
m edic a l p ra ctit io ne r to in ve stig a te a n y m atte r t h a t h e m ay d eem n e ce ssa ry fo r th e
p erfo rm ance o f h is fu nctio n s.
( 2 ) A p ers o n a uth o riz e d u nd er s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) ( in th is s e ctio n r e fe rre d to a s a n
” a uth o riz e d p ers o n “) s h a ll b e fu rn is h ed w it h a c e rtif ic a te t o th at e ff e ct s ig n ed b y th e
D ir e cto r-G enera l.
( 3 ) A n a uth oriz e d p ers o n m ay-
( a ) wit h out p re vio u s n o tic e , a t a ll r e aso nable tim es e nte r a ny p re m is e s, a nd ta ke
a n in te rp re te r o r o th er a ssis ta nt o r a p o lic e o ffic e r w it h h im o nto th e p re m is e s;
( b ) while h e is o n t h e p re m is e s, o r a t a ny t im e t h ere afte r, q u estio n a ny p e rs o n
w ho is o r w as o n t h e p re m is e s, e it h er a lo n e o r in t h e p re se nce o f a ny o th er
p ers o n o n a n y m atte r t o w hic h t h is A ct r e la te s;
( c ) ord er a ny p ers o n w ho h as c o ntr o l o ve r o r c u sto dy o f a ny b oo k, d ocu m ent o r
t h in g o n o r in th ose p re m is e s to p ro du ce t o h im fo rth w it h , o r a t s u ch tim e a nd
p la ce a s m ay b e d ete rm in e d b y h im , s u ch b o ok, d o cu m ent o r t h in g ;
( d ) at a ny tim e a nd p la ce o rd er a ny p e rs o n w ho h as th e p osse ss io n o r c u sto d y o f
o r is in th e c o ntr o l o f a b ook, d ocu m ent o r th in g r e la tin g to t h e b usin e ss o f a n
e m plo ye r o r p re vio us e m plo ye r, to p ro duce fo rth w it h o r a t s u ch t im e a nd p la ce
a s m ay b e d e te rm in ed b y h im , s u ch b ook, d ocu m en t o r th in g;
( e ) se iz e a ny b ook, d ocu m en t o r th in g w hic h in h is o pin io n m ay s e rv e a s e vid e nce
i n a ny m att e r in te rm s o f th is A ct;

(f) exa m in e o r c a use to b e e xa m in ed a ny b oo k, d ocu m ent o r th in g p ro duce d t o
h im o r s e iz e d b y h im , a n d m ake e xtr a cts th ere fr o m o r c o p ie s th ere of, a nd
o rd er a ny p ers o n w ho in h is o pin io n is q u alif ie d t h e re to t o e xp la in a n y e n tr y
t h ere in ;
( g ) ord er a n e m plo ye e to a ppea r b e fo re h im a t s u ch tim e a nd p la ce a s m ay b e
d ete rm in ed b y h im , a nd q u estio n th at e m plo ye e .
( 4 ) A n a uth oriz e d p ers o n p e rfo rm in g a ny f u nctio n in te rm s o f th is s e ctio n s h all o n
d em an d p ro du ce t h e c e rtif ic a te r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 2 ).
( 5 ) A ny p ers o n w ho –
( a ) fa ls e ly h old s h im se lf o ut to b e a n a u th oriz e d p e rs o n;
( b ) re fu se s o r fa il s to a nsw er fu ll y a n d s a tis fa cto ril y a ny q u estio n p u t to h im b y a n
a uth oriz e d p ers o n in th e p erfo rm an ce o f h is fu nctio n s;
( c ) re fu se s o r fa il s to c o m ply w it h a ny la w fu l r e qu est o f o r o rd e r b y a n : a uth oriz e d
p ers o n;
( d ) hin de rs o r o b str u cts a n a uth oriz e d p ers o n in th e p e rfo rm an ce o f h is f u nctio ns,
s h all b e g u il t y o f a n o ff e n ce .
A sse sso rs
8 . ( 1 ) T he M in is te r m ay a fte r c o n su lt a tio n w it h th e B oard a ppoin t s o m any p ers o ns
a s a sse sso rs a s h e m ay d e em n ece ssa ry to a ssis t th e D ir e cto r-G enera l in t h e h e arin g o f
a ny o bje ctio n in te rm s o f s e ctio n 9 1 .
( 2 ) T he a sse sso rs r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) s h all b e p ers o n s w ho in t h e o pin io n
o f t h e M in is te r r e p re se nt t h e in te re sts o f e m plo ye es a nd e m plo ye rs , r e sp ectiv e ly , a n d to
t h at e n d t h e M in is te r m ay c o n su lt a ny o rg a niz a tio n r e pre se ntin g e m plo ye es o r e m plo ye rs .
( 3 ) T he n um be r o f a sse sso rs a ppo in te d to r e pre se n t th e in te re sts o f e m plo ye es
s h all b e e qua l t o th e n um be r o f a sse sso rs a pp oin te d t o r e pre se nt th e in te re sts o f
e m plo ye rs .
( 4 ) T he M in is te r m ay in a ddit io n to th e a sse ss o rs r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 )
a pp oin t o ne o r m ore m edic a l p ra ctit io ne rs , in clu din g a m edic a l p ra ctit io ner a pp oin te d
u nd er s e ctio n 2 (1 )(b ) a s m edic a l a sse sso rs .
( 5 ) A n a sse sso r s h all b e a ppo in te d fo r s u ch p erio d a nd o n s u ch c o nd it io ns a s th e
M in is te r m ay d ete rm in e, b ut t h e M in is te r m ay a t a ny tim e t e rm in ate t h e a p poin tm ent o f a n
a sse sso r w ho-
( a ) has b een g u ilt y o f m is co nd uct o r n egle ct o f d u ty ;
( b ) is n o t a ble to p e rfo rm h is fu nctio ns in t e rm s o f t h is A ct p ro perly ; o r
( c ) in h is o pin io n n o lo nge r r e p re se nts t h e in te re sts o n th e g ro u nd o f w hic h h e
w as a ppoin te d.
( 6 ) A n a sse sso r s h all b e p aid th e p re scrib ed r e m un era tio n a n d t r a ve llin g a n d
s u bsis te nce a llo w ance s o ut o f th e c o m pe nsa tio n fu nd .
B en efit s p aya b le t o a ss esso rs
9 . ( 1 ) I f a n a sse sso r, e xc lu din g a n a sse sso r in th e e m plo y o f a n e m plo ye r
c o nte m pla te d in s e ctio n 8 4(1 )(a )(i) ) m eets w it h a n a ccid e nt a ris in g o u t o f a nd in th e
c o urs e o f t h e p erfo rm ance b y h im o r h er o f h is o r h e r f u nctio ns a s a n a sse sso r a n d
r e su lt in g in a p ers o na l in ju ry , ill n ess o r h is o r h er d eath , h e o r s h e o r h is o r h e r
d ep enda nts , a s t h e c a se m ay b e, s h all b e e ntit le d to th e c o m pensa tio n a s if h e o r s h e
w ere a n e m plo ye e a t th e t im e o f th e a ccid en t.
( 2 ) C om pe nsa tio n in t e rm s o f t h is s e ctio n s h a ll b e p a id b y t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l o u t
o f t h e c o m pe nsa tio n f u nd .

Com pen sa tio n B oard
1 0 . T here is h ere b y e sta b lis h e d a b oard to b e k n ow n a s th e C om pe nsa tio n B oa rd .
C on stit u tio n o f B oard
1 1 . ( 1 ) T he B oard s h all c o nsis t o f
( a ) th e D ir e cto r-G en era l o r a n o ffic e r c o nte m pla te d in s e ctio n 2 (1 )(a ) o r ( b )
d esig n ate d b y h im o r h er, w ho s h a ll a ct a s c h a ir p ers o n;
( b ) tw o p e rs o ns a ppo in te d b y th e M in is te r, o n e o f w hom s h all b e a p poin te d a fte r
c o nsu lt a tio n w it h th e M in is te r o f H ealt h ;
( c ) th e C hie f I n sp ecto r o f O cc u p atio na l H ealt h a n d S afe ty o r h is o r h er n o m in ee;
( d ) one p ers o n a s a m em be r a n d o ne p e rs o n a s a n a lt e rn ate m em be r a p poin te d
b y th e M in is te r fr o m a lis t o f t h e n am es o f n ot m ore th an th re e p e rs o n s
n om in a te d in o rd er o f p re fe re nce b y T he R and M utu a l A ssu ra nce C om pa ny
L im it e d;
( e ) one p ers o n a s a m em be r a n d o ne p e rs o n a s a n a lt e rn ate m em be r a p poin te d
b y th e M in is te r fr o m a lis t o f t h e n am es o f n ot m ore th an th re e p e rs o n s
n om in a te d in o rd er o f p re fe re nce b y th e F edera te d E m plo ye rs ‘ M utu a l
A ssu ra nce C om pa ny L im it e d;
( f) tw o p e rs o ns a s a m em bers a nd u p to t w o p e rs o ns a s a n a lt e rn ate m em be rs
a ppoin te d b y t h e M in is te r f r o m a lis t o f th e n am es o f n ot m ore t h a n s ix
p ers o ns n om in ate d in o rd e r o f p re fe re nce b y t h e S ou th A fr ic a n M edic a l a nd
D enta l C ou ncil;
( g ) th re e p ers o ns a s a m em bers a nd u p to th re e p ers o n s a s a n a lt e rn ate
m em bers a ppoin te d b y t h e M in is te r t o r e pre se nt t h e in te re sts o f a ll e m plo ye rs
f r o m a lis t o f th e n am es o f n ot m ore t h a n t e n p ers o ns n om in ate d in o rd e r o f
p re fe re nce b y e m plo ye rs ‘ o rg a nis a tio ns;
( h ) fiv e p e rs o ns a s a m em bers a nd u p to f iv e p e rs o ns a s a n a lt e rn a te m em be rs
a ppoin te d b y t h e M in is te r t o r e pre se nt t h e in te re sts o f a ll e m plo ye es f r o m a
l is t o f th e n am es o f n ot m ore th an 1 6 p ers o ns n om in ate d in o rd e r o f
p re fe re nce b y e m plo ye es’ o rg an is a tio n s.
( 2 ) ( 2 ) A n a sse sso r m ay n ot b e a ppo in te d a s a m em ber o r a lt e rn a te m em ber o f th e
B oard
( 3 ) A n a lt e rn a te m em be r m ay a tte nd a nd m ay ta ke p art in t h e p ro ce ed in gs a t a ny
m eetin g o f th e B oard w he neve r th e m em ber in w hose s te a d h e o r s h e h a s b ee n
a p poin te d a s a n a lt e rn ate m em ber, is a bse nt f r o m th e m eetin g.
F u nctio ns o f B oard
1 2 . ( 1 ) T he B oard s h all a dvis e th e M in is te r r e gard in g-
( a ) matte rs o f p o lic y a ris in g o ut o f o r in c o nn ectio n w it h th e a pplic a tio n o f th is A ct;
( b ) th e n a tu re a nd e xte nt o f th e b en efit s th at s h all b e p aya ble t o e m plo ye es o r
d epen dants o f e m plo ye e s, in clu din g t h e a dju stm ent o f e xis tin g p ensio ns;
( c ) th e a p poin tm en t o f a sse sso rs ;
( d ) th e a m endm en t o f t h is A ct.
( 2 ) T he B oard m ay a t th e r e qu est o f th e D ir e cto r-G enera l a d vis e h im r e gard in g th e
p erfo rm ance o f a p artic u la r a sp ect o f h is fu nctio n s.
T erm o f o ffic e a n d r e m un era tio n o f m em bers o f B oard
1 3 . ( 1 ) ‘T he m em bers o f th e B oard a ppoin te d b y t h e M in is te r s h a ll b e a p poin te d f o r
a p erio d n ot e xc e edin g f o ur y e a rs a n d o n s u ch c o nd it io ns a s th e M in is te r m ay d e te rm in e,
b ut t h e M in is te r m ay a t a ny t im e t e rm in ate t h e a p poin tm ent o f a ny m em ber w ho –

(a ) has b een g u ilt y o f m is co nd uct o r n egle ct o f d u ty ; o r
( b ) is n o t a ble to p e rfo rm h is fu nctio ns in t e rm s o f t h is A ct p ro perly .
( 2 ) T he M in is te r m ay-
( a ) at th e r e que st o f a m utu a l a sso cia tio n r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n 1 1(1 )(d ) o r ( e )
t e rm in ate t h e a p poin tm ent o f a m em ber r e pre se ntin g s u ch a sso cia tio n; a nd
( b ) te rm in ate t h e a p poin tm ent o f a m em ber r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n 1 1(1 )(g ) o r ( h ) if
i n h is o pin io n s u ch m em be r n o lo nge r r e pre se nts th e in te re sts o n t h e g ro und
o f w hic h h e w as a ppo in te d.
( 3 ) A m em ber o f th e B oard s h a ll b e p a id th e p re scrib e d r e m unera tio n a nd tr a ve ll in g
a nd s u b sis te nce a ll o w ance s o u t o f t h e c o m pensa tio n f u n d.
M eetin gs o f B oard
1 4 . ( 1 ) T he B oard s h all m eet a t t h e t im es a n d p la ce s d e te rm in ed b y th e c h a ir m an .
( 2 ) If s ix o r m ore o f th e m em bers o f t h e B oa rd r e qu est t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l in
w rit in g w it h a s ta te m ent o f r e aso ns t o c o nve ne a m eetin g, th e D ir e cto r-G enera l s h a ll
w it h in 2 1 d ays a fte r h avin g r e ce iv e d s u ch r e qu est c o nve ne a m eetin g o f th e B oard .
( 3 ) A q u oru m f o r a m ee tin g o f t h e B oa rd s h all b e n in e m em be rs o f t h e B oard .
( 4 ) T he d ecis io n o f m ore t h an 7 5 p er c e nt o f th e m em bers p re se n t a t a m ee tin g o f
t h e B oard s h all b e t h e d ecis io n o f th e B oard .

CH APTE R II I
C om pen satio n F un d a n d R eserv e F und
C om pen sa tio n f u n d
1 5 . ( 1 ) T here is h ere by e sta blis h ed a fu nd t o b e k n ow n a s t h e c o m pe nsa tio n fu nd .
( 2 ) T he c o m pensa tio n f u nd s h all c o nsis t o f
( a ) any m oneys v e ste d in t h e c o m pensa tio n f u n d in te rm s o f s u bse ctio n ( 3 );
( b ) th e a ss e ssm en ts p aid b y e m plo ye rs in te rm s o f th is A ct;
( c ) any a m ounts p aid b y e m plo ye rs t o th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l in te rm s o f th is A ct;
( d ) any p enalt ie s a nd fin es im po se d in te rm s o f th is A ct o th er t h a n b y a c o urt o f
l a w ;
( e ) any in te re st o n in ve stm ents o f th e c o m pensa tio n f u nd a nd t h e r e se rv e fu nd ;
( f) any a m ounts t r a n sfe rre d f r o m th e r e se rv e f u nd;
( g ) th e p a ym ents m ad e t o th e D ir e cto r-G enera l in te rm s o f s e ctio n 8 8;
( h ) any o th er a m ounts t o w hic h t h e c o m pensa tio n f u n d m ay b eco m e e ntit le d .
( 3 ) ( a ) T he a ccid en t f u nd e sta blis h ed b y s e ctio n 6 4 o f th e W ork m en’s
C om pe nsa tio n A ct s h a ll, a s f r o m th e c o m mence m en t o f t h is A ct, c e ase t o e xis t, a n d a ll
a m oun ts c re dit e d t o th e a ccid e nt fu nd im media te ly b e fo re s u ch c o m mence m en t, s h all a s
f r o m s u ch c o m men ce m ent v e st in th e c o m pen sa tio n fu nd.
( b ) A ll lia bil it ie s a nd r ig h ts , e xis tin g a s w ell a s a ccru in g, o f th e a ccid ent f u n d s h all
d evo lv e u pon th e c o m pe nsa tio n fu nd a s fr o m t h e c o m m en ce m ent o f th is A ct.
A pp li c a tio n o f c o m pen satio n f u nd
1 6 . ( 1 ) T he c o m pensa tio n f u nd s h all , s u bje ct to th e p ro vis io ns o f th is A ct, b e u nde r
t h e c o ntr o l o f t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l a nd it s m one ys s h all b e a pp lie d b y th e D ir e cto r-
G enera l to –
( a ) th e p a ym ent o f c o m pen sa tio n, t h e c o st o f m edic a l a id o r o th er p ecu nia ry
b enefit s t o o r o n b e half o f o r in r e sp ect o f e m plo ye es in te rm s o f th is A ct
w here n o o th er p e rs o n is lia ble f o r s u ch p a ym ent;
( b ) th e m ain te nan ce o f th e r e se rv e f u nd;

(c ) th e p a ym ent o f e xp en se s in cu rre d in o r in c o nnectio n w it h t h e p e rfo rm ance o f
h is f u n ctio ns in te rm s o f s e ctio n 4 (2 );
( d ) th e r e im burs e m en t o f t h e N atio nal R eve nue F und in r e sp ect o f r e m un era tio n
p aid in te rm s o f s e ctio n 2 (2 );
( e ) th e p a ym ent o f th e p re scrib e d r e m unera tio n a nd tr a ve ll in g a n d s u bsis te nce
a llo w ance s to a sse sso rs ;
( f) th e p a ym ent o f th e c o st o f o r in c o nne ctio n w it h t h e m ed ic a l e xa m in atio n o f
e m plo ye e s;
( g ) th e p a ym ent o f w it n ess fe es in te rm s o f s e ctio n 6 (6 );
( h ) th e p a ym ent o f a ny o th er e xp en dit u re in cu rre d b y t h e D ir e cto r-
G ene ra l in th e p erfo rm an ce o f h is fu nctio n s in t e rm s o f t h is A ct.
( 2 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay tr a nsfe r a ny s u rp lu s in t h e c o m pe nsa tio n fu nd t o th e
r e se rv e f u nd.
V alu atio n o f c o m pen sa tio n f u n d
1 7 . ( 1 ) T he a sse ts a n d lia b ilit ie s o f th e c o m pensa tio n f u nd s h all f r o m tim e t o tim e,
a s t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay c o nsid er n ece ssa ry , b ut in a ny e ve nt a t in te rv a ls o f n ot m ore
t h an th re e y e ars , b e v a lu ed b y a n a ctu a ry a pp oin te d b y th e M in is te r to 1 d ete rm in e th e
s u ffic ie ncy o f t h e fu nd .
( 2 ) ‘T he r e su lt o f t h e v a lu atio n r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( l) s h all b e in clu de d in th e
n ext a nnua l r e port o f th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l s u cce ed in g th e c o m ple tio n o f t h e v a lu a tio n.
A cco un tin g
1 8 . ( 1 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l s h a ll r e ce iv e a ll m oney p aya ble to o r f o r th e b en efit o f
t h e c o m pensa tio n f u nd in te rm s o f th is A ct, a nd s h all b e c h arg ed w it h th e r e sp o nsib ilit y o f
a cco un tin g f o r a ll m oney r e ce iv e d a nd th e u tiliz a tio n th ere of.
( 2 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay tr a nsfe r a ny p art o f th e m oneys in th e c o m pen sa tio n
f u nd a nd t h e r e se rv e fu nd t o th e P ubli c D ebt D ir e cto r-G en era ls f o r in ve stm ent.
R ese rv e f u n d
1 9 . ( 1 ) T here is h ere by e sta blis h ed a fu nd t o b e k n ow n a s t h e r e se rv e fu nd ,
c o nsis tin g o f c a sh o r in ve stm ents o r b oth .
( 2 ) T he a m oun t o f t h e r e se rv e f u n d s h all b e d ete rm in ed b y th e D ir e cto r-G en era l.
( 3 ) T he o bje cts o f t h e r e se rv e f u nd a re –
( a ) to p ro vid e f o r u n fo re se en d e m ands o n th e c o m pe nsa tio n fu nd ;
( b ) to s ta bili z e t h e t a rif fs o f a sse ssm en t.
( 4 ) P aym ents o ut o f th e r e se rv e f u nd s h all ta ke p la ce o n th e a uth o riz a tio n o f th e
c o m mis sio ne r.
( 5 ) T he r e se rv e f u nd e sta blis h ed in t e rm s o f s e ctio n 6 6 o f th e W ork m en’s
C om pensa tio n A ct s h all, a s fr o m t h e c o m m en ce m ent o f th is A ct, c e ase to
e xis t, a nd a ll a m ounts c re dit e d to t h e s a id r e se rv e f u nd im med ia te ly b efo re
s u ch c o m mence m ent s h all a s fr o m s u ch c o m mence m en t v e st in t h e r e se rv e
f u n d e sta blis h ed b y s u bse ctio n ( 1 ).
A cco un ts a n d a u d it
2 0 . ( 1 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l s h a ll k e ep s u ch a cco unts , in clu din g a n a cco un t w it h a
b an k c o n te m pla te d in th e B anks A ct, 1 990 ( A ct N o. 9 4 0 f 1 99 0) a nd r e co rd s a s a re
n ece ssa ry fo r t h e e xe rc is e o f p ro per c o ntr o l o ve r th e c o m pen sa tio n f u nd a nd t h e r e se rv e
f u nd, a nd s h all p re pa re y e a rly b ala nce s h eets m ade u p to t h e la st d a y o f th e f in ancia l

ye ar, s h o w in g in a ll n ece ssa ry d e ta il th e a sse ts a n d lia b ilit ie s a nd th e r e ve nue a n d
e xp en dit u re o f t h e f u nd s.
( 2 ) T he a cco un ts o f t h e s a id f u n ds s h all b e a udit e d b y th e A udit o r-G ene ra l, a nd th e
c o st o f s u ch a udit s h all b e p aid o ut o f th e c o m pen sa tio n fu nd.
( 3 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l s h all, a s s o on a s p ossib le a fte r th e c o m ple tio n o f t h e
b ala nce s h ee ts r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ), s u bm it a c o py t h e re of a nd a c o py o f th e
r e port r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n 4 (1 )(n ) to t h e M in is te r, w ho s h a ll ta ble s u ch c o p ie s 5 in
P arlia m ent w it h in 3 0 d a ys a fte r r e ce ip t t h e re of, if P arlia m ent is in o rd in a ry s e ssio n o r, if
P arlia m ent is n o t in o rd in ary s e ssio n , w it h in 3 0 d ays o f th e c o m mence m ent o f it s n ext
e nsu in g o rd in ary s e ssio n.
I n co m e o f f u n ds e xem pt f r o m t a x
2 1 . T he in co m e o f th e c o m pensa tio n f u nd a nd t h e r e se rv e fu nd , in clu din g in co m e
f r o m a n y in ve stm ents , s h all b e e xe m pt f r o m in co m e ta x.

CHAPTE R I V
C om pen satio n f o r o ccu p atio n al in ju rie s
R ig ht o f e m plo ye e t o c o m pen satio n
2 2 . ( 1 ) If a n e m plo ye e m eets w it h a n a ccid en t r e su lt in g in h is d is a ble m ent o r d e ath
s u ch e m plo ye e o r t h e d epen dants o f s u ch e m plo ye e s h a ll, s u bje ct to t h e p ro vis io ns o f t h is
A ct, b e e ntit le d to th e b ene fit s p ro vid ed f o r a nd p re scrib e d in th is A ct.
( 2 ) N o p erio dic a l p aym ents s h all b e m ade in r e sp e ct o f t e m po ra ry t o ta l d is a ble m ent
o r t e m pora ry p artia l d is a ble m ent w hic h la sts f o r th re e d ays o r le ss.
( 3 ) ( a ) I f a n a ccid e nt is a ttr ib uta ble to th e s e rio us a nd w il f u l m is co ndu ct o f t h e
e m plo ye e, n o c o m pensa tio n s h all b e p aya ble in te rm s o f th is A ct, u n le ss-
( i) th e a cc id ent r e su lt s in s e rio u s d is a ble m ent; o r
( ii ) th e e m plo ye e d ie s in c o nse qu ence th ere of le avin g a d e pend ant w holl y
f in ancia lly d epe nden t u p on h im .
( b ) N otw it h sta nd in g p a ra gra ph ( a ) th e D ir e cto r- G ene ra l m ay, a nd t h e e m plo ye r
i n d iv id ua lly lia ble o r m utu al a sso cia tio n c o n ce rn ed, a s t h e c a se m ay b e , s h all , if o rd ere d
t h ere to b y t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l, p ay th e c o st o f m edic a l a id o r s u ch p ortio n th ere o f a s th e
D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay d e te rm in e.
( 4 ) F or th e p u rp ose s o f t h is A ct a n a ccid en t s h all b e d eem ed t o h a ve a ris e n o ut o f
a nd in t h e c o u rs e o f th e e m plo ym ent o f a n e m plo ye e n o tw it h sta n din g t h at th e e m plo ye e
w as a t th e tim e o f t h e a cc id ent a ctin g c o ntr a ry t o a n y la w a ppli c a ble t o h is e m plo ym ent o r
t o a ny o rd er b y o r o n b ehalf o f h is e m plo ye r, o r th at h e w as a ctin g w it h out a ny o rd er o f h is
e m plo ye r, if th e e m plo ye e w as, in th e o p in io n o f th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l, s o a ctin g f o r th e
p urp o se s o f o r in th e in te re sts o f o r in c o n nectio n w it h th e b usin ess o f h is e m plo ye r.
( 5 ) F or th e p u rp ose s o f t h is A ct th e c o nve ya nce o f a n e m plo ye e f r e e o f c h arg e t o o r
f r o m h is p la ce o f e m plo ym en t fo r t h e p urp ose s o f h is e m plo ym ent b y m ean s o f a v e hic le
d riv e n b y th e e m plo ye r h im se lf o r o ne o f h is e m plo ye es a nd s p ecia lly p ro vid ed b y h is
e m plo ye r f o r th e p urp o se o f s u ch c o n ve ya nce , s h all b e d eem ed to ta ke p la ce in t h e
c o urs e o f s u ch e m plo ye e’s e m plo ym ent.
A ccid en ts o u ts id e R ep u bli c
2 3 . ( 1 ) ( a ) I f a n e m plo ye r c a rr ie s o n b usin e ss c h ie fly in th e R epub lic a nd a n
e m plo ye e o f h is o rd in a rily e m plo ye d in th e R epu blic , m eets w it h a n a ccid en t w hile
t e m pora ril y e m plo ye d o u ts id e th e R epu blic , s u ch e m plo ye e s h all , s u bje ct to p ara g ra ph ( c )
, b e e n tit le d to c o m pensa tio n a s if th e a ccid en t h a d h app ened in t h e R epublic .

(b ) T he a m oun t o f c o m pensa tio n c o nte m pla te d in p ara gra ph ( a ) s h all b e d e te rm in e d
o n th e b asis o f t h e e arn in gs w hic h th e e m plo ye e, in t h e o pin io n o f t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l,
w ould h ave r e ce iv e d if h e h ad r e m ain ed in th e R ep ubli c .
( c ) T his s u b se ctio n s h all c e ase to a pply to a n e m plo ye e a fte r h e h a s b een
e m plo ye d o uts id e t h e R epublic f o r a c o ntin u ous p erio d o f 1 2 m onth s, s a ve b y a gre e m ent
b etw ee n t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l, th e e m plo ye e a nd th e e m plo ye r c o nce rn ed , a n d s u bje ct to
s u ch c o ndit io ns a s t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay d ete rm in e.
( 2 ) If a n e m plo ye e r e sid ent in th e R epub lic m eets w it h a n a ccid en t w hile e m plo ye d
i n , o n o r a bove th e c o ntin enta l s h elf , s u ch e m plo ye e s h all b e e ntit le d to c o m pensa tio n a s
i f t h e a cc id ent h ad h a ppen ed in th e R epu bli c .
( 3 ) ( a ) I f a n e m plo ye r c a rrie s o n b usin ess c h ie fly o uts id e th e R ep ubli c a nd a n
e m plo ye e o f h is o rd in a rily e m plo ye d o uts id e th e R ep ublic , m eets w it h a n a ccid e n t w hile
t e m pora ril y e m plo ye d in t h e R epublic , s u ch e m plo ye e s h a ll n ot b e e ntit le d t o
c o m pen sa tio n u nle ss t h e e m plo ye r h as p re vio usly a gre e d w it h t h e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l th at
s u ch e m plo ye e s h all b e e ntit le d to c o m pensa tio n a nd , w here a ppli c a ble , h as p a id th e
n ece ssa ry a sse ssm en ts in r e sp e ct o f h im .
( b ) A n e m plo ye e r e fe rre d to in p ara gra ph ( a ) w ho is s o t e m pora ril y e m plo ye d in t h e
R epu bli c fo r a c o ntin uo us p erio d o f m ore th an 1 2 m on th s, s h all b e d eem ed t o b e
o rd in arily e m plo ye d b y s u ch e m plo ye r in t h e R epub lic .
( 4 ) If , in te rm s o f t h e la w o f th e s ta te in w hic h a n a ccid ent h app ens, a n e m plo ye e, in
t h e c ir c u m sta nce s r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ), is e ntit le d to c o m pensa tio n o r if a n
e m plo ye e m eets w it h a n a ccid en t in th e c ir c u m sta nce s r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 2 ) o r in
t h e R epu blic a nd h e w ould b e e ntit le d to c o m pensa tio n in te rm s o f th e la w o f a ny o th er
s ta te a s w ell a s in t e rm s o f t h is A ct, h e s h all b y w rit t e n n o tic e t o th e D ir e cto r-G enera l e le ct
t o c la im c o m pensa tio n e it h er in te rm s o f th is A ct o r in te rm s o f th e la w o f t h e o th e r s ta te .
A pp li c a tio n o f A ct t o s e am en a n d a ir m en
2 4 . T his A ct s h all a pply to a s e am an o r a ir m an –
( a ) while e m plo ye d o n a S ou th A fr ic a n s h ip o r a ir c ra ft;
( b ) while , s u bje ct to s e ctio n 2 3(3 ), e m plo ye d in th e R epu blic o n a n y o th e r s h ip o r
a ir c ra ft.
A ccid en ts d u rin g t r a in in g f o r o r p erfo rm an ce o f e m erg en cy s erv ic es
2 5 . If a n e m plo ye e m eets w it h a n a ccid e nt-
( a ) while h e is , w it h th e c o nse nt o f h is e m plo ye r, b ein g tr a in ed in o rg a niz e d f ir s t
a id , a m bula nce o r r e scu e w ork , f ir e -fig h tin g o r a ny o th er e m erg e ncy s e rv ic e ;
( b ) while h e is e n ga ge d in o r a bou t h is e m plo ye r’s m in e, w ork s o r p re m is e s in
o rg a niz e d f ir s t a id , a m bula nce o r r e scu e w ork , f ir e -fig h tin g o r a n y o th er
e m erg e ncy s e rv ic e ;
( c ) while h e is , w it h th e c o nse nt o f h is e m plo ye r, e nga ged in a ny o rg a niz e d f ir s t
a id , a m bula nce o r r e scu e w ork , f ir e -fig h tin g o r o th er e m erg e ncy s e rv ic e o n
a ny m in e, w ork s o r p re m is e s o th er t h an h is e m plo ye r’s ,
s u ch a ccid e nt s h a ll, f o r th e p urp o se s o f th is A ct, b e d eem ed t o h a ve a ris e n o ut o f a nd in
t h e c o urs e o f h is e m plo ym en t.
S pec ia l c ir c u m sta n ce s i n w hic h D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay r e fu se a w ard
2 6 . If a r ig ht to c o m pensa tio n in t e rm s o f t h is A ct a ris e s o w in g t o th e d eath o r
d is a b le m en t o f a n e m plo ye e a s a r e su lt o f a n a cc id ent, th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l m ay r e fu se
t o a w ard th e w hole o r a p o rtio n o f s u ch c o m pensa tio n a nd th e D ir e cto r-G enera l, o r, if
a uth oriz e d th ere to b y t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l, t h e e m plo ye r in div id uall y li a ble o r m utu a l

asso cia tio n c o nce rn e d, a s th e c a se m ay b e, m ay a ls o r e fu se t o p ay th e w hole o r a ny
p ortio n o f th e c o st o f m edic a l a id –
( a ) if th e e m plo ye e a t a ny t im e r e pre se nte d to t h e e m plo ye r o r th e D ir e cto r-
G ene ra l, k n ow in g t h e in fo rm atio n to b e f a ls e , t h at h e w as n ot th en s u ffe rin g
f r o m o r h ad n o t p re vio usly s u ff e re d f r o m a s e rio us in ju ry o r o ccu pa tio nal
d is e ase o r a n y o th er s e rio us d is e ase , a nd s u ch a n a ccid en t w as c a use d b y, o r
t h e d e ath r e su lt e d fr o m o r th e d is a ble m ent r e su lt e d f r o m o r w as a gg ra va te d
b y, s u ch in ju ry o r d is e ase ; o r
( b ) if , in th e o pin io n o f th e D ir e cto r-G enera l, th e d ea th w as c a use d, o r th e
d is a ble m ent w as c a use d, p ro lo nged o r a ggra va te d, b y t h e u n re aso n a ble
r e fu sa l o r w ilf u l n e gle ct o f th e e m plo ye e to s u bm it t o m edic a l a id in r e sp ect o f
a ny in ju ry o r d is e a se , w heth er c a use d b y th e a ccid e nt o r e xis tin g b efo re t h e
a ccid en t.
S pec ia l c ir c u m sta n ce s i n w hic h D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay m ake a w ard
2 7 . If in a c la im fo r c o m pen sa tio n in te rm s o f th is A ct it a ppea rs to th e D ir e cto r-
G enera l th at t h e c o ntr a ct o f s e rv ic e o r a ppre n tic e sh ip o r le a rn ers h ip o f th e e m plo ye e
c o nce rn ed is in va li d , h e m ay d e al w it h s u ch c la im a s if t h e c o n tr a ct w as v a lid a t t h e tim e
o f t h e a cc id ent.
E m plo ye e r e q uir in g c o n sta n t h elp
2 8 . If th e in ju ry in r e sp ect o f w hic h c o m pensa tio n is p aya ble c a use s d is a b le m en t o f
s u ch a n atu re th at t h e e m plo ye e is u na ble to p erfo rm t h e e sse ntia l a ctio n s o f lif e w it h o ut
t h e c o nsta nt h elp o f a noth e r p e rs o n, t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay in a dd it io n to a ny o th er
b en efit s in te rm s o f th is A ct g ra nt a n a ll o w an ce t o w ard s t h e c o st o f s u ch h elp .
L ia b il it y f o r p aym en t o f c o m pen satio n
2 9 . If a n e m plo ye e is e ntit le d t o c o m pe nsa tio n in t e rm s o f th is A ct, t h e D ir e cto r-
G enera l o r th e e m plo ye r in div id ua lly lia b le o r th e m utu al a sso cia tio n c o nce rn e d, a s th e
c a se m ay b e, s h a ll b e li a ble f o r th e p aym ent o f s u ch c o m pensa tio n.
M utu al a s so cia tio ns
3 0 . ( 1 ) T he M in is te r m ay, f o r s u ch p erio d a n d s u bje ct to s u ch c o ndit io ns a s h e m ay
d ete rm in e, is s u e a li c e nce to c a rry o n t h e b u sin ess o f in su ra n ce o f e m plo ye rs a ga in st
t h eir lia bili t ie s t o e m plo ye es m t e rm s o f t h is A ct to a m utu al a sso cia tio n w hic h w as
l ic e n se d o n th e d ate o f c o m mence m en t o f t h is A ct in t e rm s o f s e ctio n 9 5(1 ) o f t h e
W ork m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A ct: P ro vid e d t h a t th e M in is te r m ay, fr o m t im e to tim e, o rd er
t h at, in a dd it io n to a ny s e cu rit ie s d e posit e d in t e rm s o f th e In su ra nce A ct, 1 9 43 ( A ct N o.
2 7 o f 1 943 ), a nd th e W ork m en’s C om pensa tio n A ct, s e cu rit ie s c o nsid e re d b y t h e D ir e cto r-
G enera l to b e s u ffic ie nt to c o ve r th e lia bil it ie s o f th e m utu al a sso cia tio n in t e rm s o f th is A ct
b e d ep osit e d w it h th e D ir e cto r-G enera l o r h is o r h e r n om in e e.
( 2 ) S ubje ct to t h e p ro vis io n s o f s u bse ctio n ( 4 ), a s e cu rit y s o d eposit e d s h a ll b e u se d
s o le ly fo r m akin g g o od th e d efa ult o f t h e a sso cia tio n c o n ce rn ed in r e sp ect o f a ny lia bil it y
o f a n e m plo ye r in t e rm s o f th is A ct, a nd fo r p aym ent o f a ny e xp ense s la w fu lly in cu rre d in
c o nne ctio n w it h s u ch m akin g g o od o r t h e e nfo rc e m ent o f s u ch lia bilit y .
( 3 ) T he M in is te r m ay f r o m tim e t o tim e d ete rm in e t h e c o n dit io n s u p on w hic h , th e
m anne r in w hic h a nd t h e p e rio d w it h in w hic h a n y s u ch s e cu rit y s h all b e m ade a va ila ble to
a p ers o n e n tit le d to p a ym ent t h ere fr o m .
( 4 ) If th e M in is te r is s a tis fie d th at th e w ho le o r a ny p ortio n o f s u ch s e cu rit y is n o
l o n ge r n ece ssa ry a nd th at th e a sso cia tio n c o nce rn ed is n o t in a p o sit io n to in cu r a lia b ili t y

paya b le th ere fr o m , h e s h all c a use s u ch s e cu rit y , o r p ortio n th ere o f, t o b e r e tu rn ed to s u ch
a sso cia tio n.
( 5 ) If a n a sso cia tio n h as d ep osit e d w it h th e D ir e cto r-G enera l o r h is o r h er n om in e e
a ny s u ch s e cu rit y a nd th ere afte r f a ils to m ee t in fu ll a ny o f it s lia bilit ie s in t e rm s o f th is A ct,
o r is p la ce d in liq uid atio n , th en, n otw it h sta nd in g th e p ro vis io ns o f a n y o th e r la w , s u ch
s e cu rit y s h all v e st in t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l fo r th e p urp ose o f th e lia bili t ie s o f th e
a sso cia tio n in te rm s o f th is A ct.
( 6 ) If a t a ny t im e th e M in is te r is s a tis fie d th at a m utu a l a sso cia tio n h as f a ile d to
c o m ply w it h a ny o f t h e c o n dit io n s im pose d b y h im o r h er u nd er s u bse ctio n ( 1 ), h e o r s h e
m ay s u sp end o r w it h d ra w t h e lic e nce is su ed to t h at a sso cia tio n u nde r t h e s a id s u bse ctio n.
S ecu rit y f o r p aym en t o f c o m pen satio n a n d c o st o f m ed ic al a id b y e m plo ye rs
i n div id u ally l ia b le
3 1 . ( 1 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay o rd e r a n e m plo ye r in div id uall y li a ble t o d ep osit 4
s u ch s e cu rit ie s a s in th e o pin io n o f th e D ir e cto r-G enera l a re s u ff ic ie nt t o c o ve r th e
l ia bili t ie s o f th e e m plo ye r in te rm s o f t h is A ct.
( 2 ) If a n e m plo ye r h as d ep osit e d w it h th e D ir e cto r-G enera l a ny s u ch s e cu rit y a n d
t h ere afte r f a ils t o m ee t in fu ll h is li a bilit ie s in te rm s o f th is A ct, t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay
a pp ly s u ch s e cu rit y to p ay t h o se lia b ilit ie s, a nd h e m ay d e posit a ny u nuse d 5 b ala nce in
t h e c o m pensa tio n f u nd a nd a p ply it f o r th e p aym ent o f f u tu re li a bil it ie s o f t h at e m plo ye r in
t e rm s o f t h is A ct.
C om pen sa tio n m ay n o t b e a lie n ate d o r r e d uced
3 2 . ( 1 ) N otw it h sta ndin g a nyth in g t o th e c o ntr a ry in a ny o th er la w c o nta in ed,
c o m pen sa tio n s h all n ot-
( a ) be c e ded o r p le dged ;
( b ) be c a pable o f a tta ch m en t o r a ny f o rm o f e xe cu tio n u nde r a ju dgem en t o r
o rd er o f a c o u rt o f la w ;
( c ) dele te d
( d ) be s e t o ff a ga in st a ny d eb t o f t h e p e rs o n e ntit le d t o th e c o m pensa tio n .
( 2 ) N otw it h sta nd in g s u bse ctio n ( 1 ), th e D ir e cto r- G ene ra l o r t h e m utu a l a sso cia tio n
c o nce rn ed, a s th e c a se m ay b e, m ay p a y c o m pe nsa tio n p a ya ble t o a n e m plo ye e in w hole
o r in p art t o th e e m plo ye r t o th e e xte nt t o w hic h s u ch e m plo ye r h a s m ad e p aym ents t o th e
e m plo ye e in r e sp e ct o f d is a ble m ent a ris in g o ut o f a n o ccu p atio na l in ju ry o r d is e ase .
C ess io n o r r e lin qu is h m en t o f b en efit s v o id
3 3 . A ny p ro vis io n o f a n a gre em en t e xis tin g a t th e c o m mence m en t o f t h is A ct o r
c o nclu ded th ere a fte r in te rm s o f w hic h a n e m plo ye e c e des o r p urp o rts to c e d e o r
r e lin qu is h es o r p urp orts t o r e li n quis h a ny r ig ht t o b e nefit s in t e rm s o f t h is A ct, s h all b e
v o id .
C om pen sa tio n n o t t o f o rm p art o f d ecea sed e m plo ye e’s e sta te
3 4 . C om pensa tio n in t e rm s o f t h is A ct o w in g to t h e d eath o f a n e m plo ye e s h all n o t
f o rm p a rt o f h is e sta te .
S ubstit u tio n o f c o m pen satio n f o r o th er l e g al r e m ed ie s
3 5 . ( 1 ) N o a ctio n s h all lie b y a n e m plo ye e o r a ny d ep end ant o f a n e m plo ye e fo r t h e
r e co ve ry o f d a m ages in r e sp e ct o f a ny o ccu patio nal in ju ry o r d is e ase r e su lt in g in th e
d is a b le m en t o r d ea th o f s u ch e m plo ye e a gain st s u ch e m plo ye e ‘s e m plo ye r, a nd n o

lia bili t y f o r c o m pensa tio n o n th e p art o f s u ch e m plo ye r s h all a ris e s a ve u nder th e
p ro vis io ns o f th is A ct in r e sp ect o f s u ch d is a b le m en t o r d eath .
( 2 ) F or th e p u rp ose s o f s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) a p ers o n r e fe rre d t o in s e ctio n 5 6(1 )(b ), ( c ),
( d ) a nd ( e ) s h all b e d eem ed t o b e a n e m plo ye r.
R eco ve ry o f d am ag es a n d c o m pen satio n p aid f r o m t h ir d p artie s
3 6 . ( 1 ) If a n o ccu pa tio nal in ju ry o r d is e a se in r e sp ect o f w hic h c o m pensa tio n is
p aya b le , w as c a use d in c ir c u m sta nce s r e su lt in g in s o m e p e rs o n o th er t h a n t h e e m plo ye r
o f t h e e m plo ye e c o n ce rn ed ( in th is s e ctio n r e fe rre d t o a s th e ” th ir d p arty “) b e in g li a ble f o r
d am age s in r e sp ect o f s u ch in ju ry o r d is e ase –
( a ) th e e m plo ye e m ay c la im c o m pe nsa tio n in t e rm s o f t h is A ct a n d m ay a ls o
i n stit u te a ctio n f o r d am age s in a c o urt o f la w a ga in st th e t h ir d p arty ; a nd
( b ) th e D ir e cto r-G en era l o r th e e m plo ye r b y w ho m c o m pensa tio n is p a ya ble m ay
i n stit u te a ctio n in a c o urt o f la w a ga in st t h e t h ir d p arty fo r t h e r e co ve ry o f
c o m pensa tio n t h a t h e is o blig ed t o p ay in te rm s o f th is A ct.
( 2 ) In a w ard in g d am age s in a n a ctio n r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 )(a ) t h e c o u rt s h all
h ave r e ga rd t o th e c o m pen sa tio n p a id in te rm s o f th is A ct.
( 3 ) In a n a ctio n r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 )(b ) th e a m ou nt r e co ve ra ble s h a ll n o t
e xc e ed th e a m ou nt o f d am age s, if a ny, w hic h in th e o pin io n o f th e c o urt w ould h a ve b een
a w ard ed to t h e e m plo ye e b u t fo r t h is A ct.
( 4 ) F or th e p u rp ose s o f t h is s e ctio n c o m pensa tio n in clu d es t h e c o st o f m ed ic a l a id
a lr e a dy in cu rre d a n d a ny a m oun t p aid o r p aya ble in te rm s o f s e ctio n 2 8, 5 4(2 ) o r 7 2(2 )
a nd , in th e c a se o f a p ensio n, th e c a pit a liz e d v a lu e a s d ete rm in e d b y th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l
o f t h e p e nsio n , ir re sp e ctiv e o f w he th er a lu m p s u m is a t a ny tim e p aid in lie u o f th e w hole
o r a p ortio n o f s u ch p ensio n in te rm s o f s e ctio n 5 2 o r 6 0, a nd p e rio dic a l p aym en ts o r
a ll o w ance s, a s th e c a se m ay b e .
T h re a ts a n d c o m puls io n
3 7 . A ny p ers o n w ho t h re ate ns a n e m plo ye e o r in a ny m anne r c o m pels o r in flu e nce s
a n e m plo ye e to d o s o m eth in g r e su lt in g in o r d ir e cte d a t th e d ep riv a tio n o f t h a t e m plo ye e’s
r ig ht to b e nefit s in t e rm s o f t h is A ct, s h all b e g u il t y o f a n o ffe nce .

CHAPTE R V
C la im s f o r c o m pen sa tio n
N otic e o f a ccid en t b y e m plo ye e t o e m plo ye r
3 8 . ( 1 ) W rit t e n o r v e rb al n otic e o f a n a ccid en t s h all, a s s o on a s p o ssib le a fte r s u ch
a ccid e nt h a ppen ed, b e g iv e n b y o r o n b e half o f t h e e m plo ye e c o n ce rn ed to t h e e m plo ye r,
a nd n o tic e o f th e a ccid e nt m ay a ls o b e g iv e n a s s o on a s p ossib le to t h e c o m mis s io ne r in
t h e p re scrib e d m anner.
( 2 ) F ailu re t o g iv e n o tic e t o a n e m plo ye r a s r e qu ir e d in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) s h a ll n ot b ar a
r ig ht to c o m pensa tio n if it is p ro ve d th at t h e e m plo ye r h ad k n o w le d ge o f th e a ccid ent f r o m
a ny o th er s o urc e a t o r a bout th e t im e o f th e a ccid en t.
( 3 ) S ubje ct to s e ctio n 4 3, f a ilu re to g iv e n otic e to a n e m plo ye r a s r e qu ir e d in
s u bse ctio n ( l) , o r a ny e rro r o r in accu ra cy in s u ch n o tic e , s h all n ot b ar a r ig h t t o
c o m pen sa tio n if in th e o pin io n o f t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l-
( a ) th e c o m pe nsa tio n f u n d o r th e e m plo ye r o r m utu al a sso cia tio n c o nce rn ed, a s
t h e c a se m ay b e, is n ot o r w ou ld n ot b e s e rio usly p re ju d ic e d b y s u ch fa ilu re ,
e rro r o r in accu ra cy if n o tic e is t h en g iv e n o r th e e rro r o r in accu ra cy is
c o rre cte d ;

(b ) su ch f a ilu re , e rro r o r in accu ra cy w as c a use d b y a n o ve rs ig ht, a b se nce fr o m
t h e R epublic o r o th er r e aso na ble c a use .
( 4 ) If a s e am an o r a ir m an m eets w it h a n a ccid ent, t h e p e rs o n in c o m mand o r th e
o w ne r o f th e s h ip o r a ir c ra ft, a s th e c a se m ay b e, s h all f o r th e p u rp ose s o f t h is s e ctio n a nd
s e ctio ns 3 9, 4 0, 4 1 a nd 4 3 b e d eem ed to b e th e e m plo ye r.
N otic e o f a ccid en t b y e m plo ye r t o c o m mis sio ner
3 9 . ( 1 ) S ubje ct to t h e p ro vis io ns o f th is s e ctio n a n e m plo ye r s h all w it h in s e ve n d ays
a fte r h a vin g r e ce iv e d n otic e o f a n a ccid e nt o r h avin g le arn ed in s o m e o th er w ay th at a n
e m plo ye e h as m et w it h a n a ccid en t, r e port t h e a ccid ent to th e c o m mis sio ner in th e
p re scrib e d m anne r.
( 2 ) F or th e p u rp ose s o f s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) a n e m plo ye r r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n 8 4 (1 )( a )(i)
m eans, in th e c a se o f-
( a ) th e n atio n al a nd p ro vin cia l s p here s o f g o ve rn m en t, th e r e sp ectiv e h ead s o f
d e partm ent r e fe rre d t o in s e ctio n 7 (3 ) o f th e P ublic S erv ic e A ct, 1 9 94 ( P ro cla m at
N o. 1 03 0 f 1 99 4);
( b ) P arlia m ent, th e S ecre ta ry t o P arli a m ent;
( c ) a p ro vin cia l le gis la tu re , t h e S ecre ta ry o f t h e p ro vin cia l le gis la tu re in q ue stio n.
( 3 )(a ) A n e m plo ye r r e fe rre d t o in s e ctio n 8 4(1 )(a )( ii ) s h a ll w it h in 6 0 d ays a ft e r th e
c o m mence m ent o f th is A ct a nd a n e m plo ye r r e fe re d to in s e ctio n 8 4(1 )(a )(iii) s h all w it h in
3 0 d ays a fte r h a vin g b e en g ra nte d e xe m ptio n u nd er s e ctio n 8 4(2 ) fu rn is h th e
c o m mis sio n er in th e p re scrib ed m anner w it h th e n am e o f a p ers o n w ho s h all b e
r e sp on sib le t o r e po rt o n b eh alf o f s u ch e m plo ye r a ccid e nts a s r e qu ir e d b y s u bse ctio n ( 1 )
( in th is s e ctio n r e fe rre d to t h e ” re sp onsib le p ers o n”).
( b ) If s u ch e m plo ye r in div id ually lia b le th ere afte r d esig n ate s s o m e o th er p ers o n a s
t h e r e sp onsib le p e rs o n s u ch e m plo ye r s h a ll w it h in 3 0 d ays a fte r s u ch d esig n atio n n otif y
t h e c o m mis sio ne r t h ere of in t h e p re scrib ed m an ner.
( 4 ) N otw it h sta nd in g s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay u pon a ppli c a tio n
a uth oriz e a n e m plo ye r in div id ually lia ble t o r e p ort a ccid ents a t s u ch in te rv a ls a nd in s u ch
m anne r a s th e D ir e cto r- G ene ra l m ay d ete rm in e.
( 5 ) A n e m plo ye r r e fe rre d t o in s e ctio n 8 4(1 )(b ) s h all r e port a ccid en ts to t h e m utu al
a sso cia tio n c o nce rn e d in th e p re scrib e d m anner.
( 6 ) A n e m plo ye r, e xc lu din g a n e m plo ye r r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n 8 4 (1 )(a )(i) , ( ii ) a nd ( iii) ,
w ho fa il s to c o m ply w it h s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) s h a ll b e g uilt y o f a n o ffe nce .
( 7 ) F or th e p u rp ose s o f t h is s e ctio n a n a ccid en t in clu des a ny in ju ry r e porte d b y a n
e m plo ye e to h is e m plo ye r, if t h e e m plo ye e w he n r e portin g t h e in ju ry a lle ge s th at it a ro se
o ut o f a n d in th e c o urs e o f h is e m plo ym en t a nd ir re sp ectiv e o f t h e fa ct t h a t in th e o pin io n
o f t h e e m plo ye r th e a lle ge d a ccid ent d id n ot s o a ris e o ut o f a nd in th e c o urs e th ere of.
( 8 ) If a n e m plo ye r, e xc lu din g a n e m plo ye r r e fe rre d t o in s e ctio n 8 4(1 )(a )(i) , ( ii) a nd
( iii) fa il s to r e port in th e p re scrib e d m anner a n a ccid ent w hic h h a s h a ppe ned to a n
e m plo ye e in h is , h er o r it s s e rv ic e w it h in s e ve n d ays a fte r h a vin g r e ce iv e d n otic e th ere o f
o r h avin g le arn e d t h e re of in s o m e o th er m anne r, th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay im pose a fin e
o f n ot m ore th an th e fu ll a m ount o f th e c o m pen sa tio n p aya ble in r e sp ect o f s u ch a ccid e nt
u po n h im , h e r o r it in a dd it io n to a ny o th er p ena lt y to w hic h h e , s h e o r it m ay b e li a ble .
( 9 ) If a f in e is in te rm s o f s u bse ctio n ( 8 ) im pose d u po n a n e m plo ye r r e fe rre d t o in
s e ctio n 8 4(1 )(b ), a nd is p a id to t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l o r r e co ve re d b y h im , s u ch fin e s h a ll
b e p aid o ve r t o th e m utu al a ss o cia tio n c o nce rn ed.
( 1 0 ) F or t h e p urp ose s o f s u bse ctio n ( 8 ) c o m pe nsa tio n in clu de s th e c o st o f m edic a l
a id a n d a ny a m oun t p aid o r p aya ble in te rm s o f s e ctio n 2 8, 5 4(2 ) o r 7 2(2 ) a nd , in th e c a se
o f a p e nsio n , th e c a pit a liz e d v a lu e a s d ete rm in ed b y th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l o f t h e p e nsio n ,
i r re sp e ctiv e o f w heth e r a lu m p s u m is a t a ny t im e p a id in li e u o f t h e w hole o r a p ortio n o f

su ch p en sio n in te rm s o f s e ctio n 5 2 o r 6 0 , a nd p erio d ic a l p a ym ents o r a ll o w an ce s, a s th e
c a se m ay b e.
( 1 1 ) If th e D ir e cto r- G ene ra l is o f th e o pin io n t h a t th e f a ilu re r e fe rre d t o in s u b se ctio n
( 8 ) w as n ot w ilf u l o r w as d ue to a c a use o ve r w hic h th e e m plo ye r h ad n o c o n tr o l o r t h at
t h e p aym ent o f th e fu ll a m ount o f th e c o m pen sa tio n p aya ble in 3 l r e sp ect o f s u ch
a ccid e nt, in clu din g t h e c a p it a liz e d v a lu e a s d ete rm in ed in s u bse ctio n ( 1 0), w ill p ro b ably
r e su lt in th e in so lv e ncy o f th e e m plo ye r c o nce rn e d o r, in th e c a se o f a n e m plo ye r t h a t is a
c o m pan y, it s li q u id atio n, th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay o n s u ch c o n dit io n s a s h e m ay th in k f it –
( a ) re duce o r r e m it a ny f in e im pose d b y h im ;
( b ) perm it t h e e m plo ye r to p ay t h e fin e in s u ch in sta lm ents a s h e m ay d e te rm in e.
( 1 2 ) A n e m plo ye r s h all a t th e r e qu est o f a n e m plo ye e o r t h e d e pend ant o f a n
e m plo ye e f u rn is h s u ch e m plo ye e o r d ep enda nt w it h a c o p y o f t h e n otic e o f t h e a ccid ent
f u rn is h e d b y t h e e m plo ye r to t h e c o m mis sio ner in r e sp e ct o f a c la im f o r c o m pe nsa tio n b y
s u ch e m plo ye e o r d epe ndan t.
I n qu ir y b y D ir e c to r-G en era l in to a c cid en t
4 0 . ( 1 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l s h a ll, a fte r h avin g r e ce iv e d n otic e o f a n a ccid en t o r
h avin g le arn e d in s o m e o th er w ay th at a n e m plo ye e h as m et w it h a n a ccid ent, m ake s u ch
i n qu ir y a s h e m ay d e em n ece ssa ry to e n able h im t o d e cid e u po n a ny c la im o r lia b ili t y in
t e rm s o f t h is A ct.
( 2 ) A n e m plo ye e o r e m plo ye r s h a ll, a t th e r e que st o f t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l, f u rn is h
s u ch f u rth e r p artic u la rs r e ga rd in g th e a ccid ent a nd in ju rie s c o nce rn ed a s th e D ir e cto r-
G enera l m ay r e quir e .
( 3 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l s h all, a t th e r e qu est o f a n in ju re d e m plo ye e o r h is
e m plo ye r, fu rn is h s u ch in fo rm atio n a s th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay d e em n ece ssa ry t o
e na ble th at e m plo ye e o r e m plo ye r to c o m ply w it h t h e p ro vis io n s o f th is A ct.
( 4 ) A n e m plo ye r w ho f a ils to c o m ply w it h t h e p ro vis io ns o f t h is s e ctio n s h all b e g u ilt y
o f a n o ff e n ce .
( 5 ) N otw it h sta nd in g s e ctio n 4 (1 )(c ) , th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l m ay r e fu se t o a d ju dic a te
o n th e c la im o f a n e m plo ye e w ho fa il s to c o m ply w it h s u bse ctio n ( 2 ).
P artic u la rs in s u p po rt o f c la im
4 1 . ( 1 ) A n e m plo ye e w ho h as m et w it h a n a ccid en t s h all, w hen r e portin g t h e
a ccid e nt o r th ere a fte r a t t h e r e qu est o f th e e m plo ye r o r c o m mis s io ner, f u rn is h s u ch
i n fo rm atio n a nd d ocu m ents a s m ay b e p re scrib ed o r a s t h e e m plo ye r o r c o m mis s io n er
m ay d ir e ct.
( 2 ) S ubje ct to s e ctio n 6 2, a n e m plo ye r s h all w it h in s e ve n d ays a fte r h a vin g r e ce iv e d
a c la im m edic a l r e port o r o th er d ocu m en ts o r in fo rm atio n c o n ce rn in g s u ch c la im s e nd
s u ch c la im , r e port, d o cu m ents o r in fo rm atio n to t h e c o m mis sio ne r.
E m plo ye e t o s u bm it t o m ed ic al e xam in atio n
4 2 . ( 1 ) A n e m plo ye e w ho c la im s c o m pe nsa tio n o r to w hom c o m pen sa tio n h as b ee n
p aid o r is p a ya ble s h a ll w he n s o r e qu ir e d b y th e D ir e cto r- G enera l o r t h e e m plo ye r o r
m utu al a sso cia tio n c o nce rn ed, a s t h e c a se m ay b e, a fte r r e aso nable n otic e , s u bm it
h im se lf a t t h e t im e a n d p la ce m entio ned in t h e n o tic e t o a n e xa m in atio n b y th e m edic a l
p ra ctit io ne r d esig na te d b y t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l o r th e e m plo ye r o r m utu al a sso cia tio n
c o nce rn ed.
( 2 ) S uch e xp en se s in cu rre d b y th e e m plo ye e to c o m ply w it h t h e p ro vis io n s o f th is
s e ctio n a s th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay d ee m n ece ssa ry a nd r e aso nable , a n d th e p re scrib ed
r e m une ra tio n fo r a m ed ic a l e xa m in atio n in t e rm s o f t h is s e ctio n , s h all b e p aid b y th e p a rty
r e quir in g th e e xa m in atio n.

(3 ) If , in th e o pin io n o f a ny m edic a l p ra ctit io ner th e e m plo ye e is n ot c a pable o f
c a lli n g u po n t h e d esig n ate d m edic a l p ra ctit io ner, th e e m plo ye e s h all in fo rm th e p arty
r e quir in g th e e xa m in atio n th ere o f o r c a use h im to b e s o in fo rm ed, a nd th e d e sig n ate d
m edic a l p ra ctit io ne r s h a ll th en e xa m in e t h e e m plo ye e a t a tim e a nd p la ce a s a gre ed u p on.
( 4 ) A n e m plo ye e s h all b e e ntit le d a t h is o w n e xp e nse to h a ve a m edic a l p ra ctit io ner
o r c h ir o pra cto r o f h is c h oic e p re se nt a t a n e xa m in atio n b y a d e sig n ate d m ed ic a l
p ra ctit io ne r.
C la im f o r c o m pen sa tio n
4 3 . ( 1 )(a ) A c la im f o r c o m pe nsa tio n in t e rm s o f t h is A ct s h a ll b e lo d ge d b y o r o n
b eh alf o f th e c la im ant in t h e p re scrib ed m an ner w it h th e c o m mis sio ne r o r th e e m plo ye r o r
t h e m utu al a sso cia tio n c o nce rn e d, a s th e c a se m ay b e, w it h in 1 2 m onth s a fte r t h e d a te o f
t h e a ccid en t o r, in t h e c a se o f d e ath , w it h in 1 2 m onth s a fte r th e d ate o f d eath .
( b ) If a c la im fo r c o m pensa tio n is n ot lo dge d a s p re scrib ed in p ara gra ph ( a ), s u ch
c la im fo r c o m pensa tio n s h all n ot b e c o n sid ere d in te rm s o f t h is A ct, e xce p t w he re t h e
a ccid e nt c o n ce rn ed h a s b e en r e po rte d in t e rm s o f s e ctio n 3 9.
( 2 ) N otw it h sta nd in g s u bse ctio n ( 1 )(a ) a c la im f o r c o m pensa tio n b y a n y s e a m an o r
a ir m an m ay b e lo dged w it h th e p e rs o n in c o m mand o f th e s h ip o r a ir c ra ft c o n ce rn ed , a s
t h e c a se m ay b e , e xc e p t if s u ch s e am an o r a ir m an is h im se lf t h e p e rs o n in c o m mand .
( 3 ) If a ny s e am an o r a ir m an m eets w it h a n a ccid en t o uts id e t h e R epublic r e su lt in g in
d ea th , a c la im f o r c o m pensa tio n s h all b e in stit u te d w it h in 1 2 m on th s a fte r n ew s o f th e
d ea th h a s b e en r e ce iv e d b y a ny d epen dant c la im in g c o m pen sa tio n.
( 4 ) T he p ro vis io ns o f s e ctio n 3 8 s h all a p ply m uta tis m uta nd is in r e sp ect o f a n y
f a ilu re t o in stit u te a c la im o r in r e sp e ct o f a ny e rro r o r in accu ra cy in a c la im in stit u te d in
t e rm s o f t h is s e ctio n.
P re sc rip tio n
4 4 . A r ig h t t o b en efit s in t e rm s o f th is A ct s h all la pse if th e a ccid e nt in q u estio n is n ot
b ro ugh t to th e a tt e n tio n o f t h e c o m mis sio ner o r o f th e e m plo ye r o r m utu al a sso cia tio n
c o nce rn ed, a s th e c a se m ay b e, w it h in 1 2 m on th s a fte r t h e d a te o f s u ch a ccid e nt.
C on sid era tio n o f c la im
4 5 . ( 1 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l s h a ll c o nsid er a nd a d ju dic a te o n a c la im f o r
c o m pen sa tio n, a nd fo r t h a t p urp ose m ay c a rry o ut s u ch in ve stig a tio n a s h e m ay d eem
n ece ssa ry o r h e m ay f o rm ally h ear th e c la im .
( 2 ) If th e D ir e cto r-G enera l d ecid e s u p on a f o rm al h ea rin g, h e s h all in t h e p re scrib ed
m anne r g iv e n otic e o f t h e d a te , tim e a nd p la ce o f th e h e arin g to th e c la im an t a nd
e m plo ye r.
( 3 ) If th e D ir e cto r-G enera l c o nsid e rs it n ece ss a ry th at a ny p ers o n in clu din g t h e
c la im ant a n d t h e e m plo ye r, s h ould b e p re se n t a t a f o rm al h earin g t o b e in te rro ga te d, h e
m ay is su e a s u bpo ena fo r t h e a ppea ra nce o f s u ch w it n ess.
( 4 ) U po n a pplic a tio n b y a p ers o n w ho in th e o pin io n o f th e D ir e cto r-G enera l h as a
s u ffic ie nt in te re st in t h e s u bje ct o f a fo rm al h e arin g, th e D ir e cto r-G enera l s h all is su e a
s u bpo ena fo r th e a ppe ara nce o f a p ers o n e xce p t if h e is o f th e o pin io n t h a t s u ch p ers o n
c a nno t fu rth er t h e in ve stig atio n , in w hic h c a se t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l s h all is su e a
s u bpo ena o n ly if th e p arty a pply in g th ere fo r d epo sit s w it h th e D ir e cto r- G ene ra l a s u m
s u ffic ie nt t o c o ve r th e n ece ssa ry e xp e nse s to b e in cu rre d b y th e w it n ess a s w ell a s th e
c o st o f th e s e rv ic e o f s u ch s u b poen a.
( 5 ) T he p ro vis io ns o f s e ctio n 6 s h a ll a pp ly m uta tis m uta ndis to a p ers o n
s u bpo enae d in te rm s o f s u bse ctio n ( 3 ) o r ( 4 ).

(6 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay fr o m t im e to tim e a djo urn a f o rm al h earin g to a d a te ,
t im e a nd p la ce d ete rm in e d b y h im .
( 7 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l s h all k e e p o r c a u se t o b e k e p t a r e co rd o f th e p ro ce ed in gs
a t a fo rm al h e arin g, a nd u pon p a ym ent o f th e p re scrib e d f e e s a n y p e rs o n m ay o b ta in a
c o py o f s u ch r e co rd .
A pp eara n ce o f p artie s
4 6 . ( 1 ) ( a ) E ve ry p arty t o a c la im fo r c o m pen sa tio n o r h is r e pre se nta tiv e m ay a p pear
b efo re th e D ir e cto r- G enera l a t a fo rm al h e arin g.
( b ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay d e sig na te a n y p e rs o n to in ve stig a te a c la im , a tt e n d
a fo rm alh earin g,c ro ss-e xa m in ew it n esse s,a ddu ce re bu ttin ge vid e nce an dpre se n t a rg u m ents .
( 2 ) N o p ers o n o th er t h a n a n a dvo ca te o r a tto rn ey s h all b e e ntit le d to a ny f e es o r
r e m une ra tio n e xc e pt s u ch n ece ssa ry e xp e nse s a s t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay a ll o w .
( 3 ) N o fe es o r r e m unera tio n s h all b e c la im ed f r o m a n e m plo ye e o r e m plo ye r e xc e pt
w it h th e a ppro va l o f th e D ir e cto r- G ene ra l.
( 4 ) ( a ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay o f h is o r h er o w n m otio n o r o n a n e x p arte
a pp lic a tio n b y a p a rty t o a c la im f o r c o m pen sa tio n , o rd er a ny a tt o rn ey e m plo ye d b y s u ch
p arty o r a r e pre se nta tiv e w ho h a s a lle ge dly , c o ntr a ry to s u bse ctio n ( 2 ), c la im ed f e e s o r
r e m une ra tio n, t o s u bm it to h im o r h er a s ta te m en t s h ow in g w hat h e o r s h e h as r e ce iv e d o r
c o ntr a cte d to r e ce iv e f r o m h is o r h e r c li e nt, a n d t o s u bm it f o r t a xa tio n h is o r h er b ill o f
c o sts , in clu din g a tto rn e y a n d c lie nt c o sts , a gain st s u ch c li e nt.
( b ) U po n s u ch t a xa tio n t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay a ll o w s u ch f e es, c o sts a nd
e xp en se s a s h e m ay c o nsid er r e aso n able in t h e c ir c u m sta n ce s.
( c ) I f a n a m oun t h as b ee n p aid in e xc e ss o f th e a m oun t a ll o w ed u pon ta xa tio n , th e
e xc e ss s h all b e r e fu n ded to th e p ers o n c o nce rn ed, a nd a n y a gre em ent in te rm s o f w hic h
s u ch a n e xc e ss is o th erw is e p a ya ble s h a ll b e v o id a s to th at e xce ss.
( 5 ) T he p ro vis io ns o f s u b se ctio ns ( 2 ), ( 3 ) a nd ( 4 ) s h all a ls o a p ply t o a n y a ct in
c o nne ctio n w it h a c la im f o r c o m pensa tio n w hic h is n ot th e s u bje ct o f a fo rm al h e a rin g.
( 6 ) A ny p ers o n w ho a gre es o r a tt e m pts to c o lle ct a ny m oney c o ntr a ry t o th e
p ro vis io ns o f th is s e ctio n s h a ll b e g uilt y o f a n o ffe nce .

CHAPTE R V I
D ete rm in atio n a n d c alc u la tio n o f c o m pen sa tio n
C om pen sa tio n f o r t e m pora ry t o ta l o r p artia l d is a b le m en t
4 7 . ( 1 )(a ) C om pe nsa tio n fo r te m pora ry to ta l d is a ble m ent s h all b e c a lc u la te d o n th e
b asis s e t o ut in it e m 1 o f S ch edu le 4 s u bje ct to t h e m in im um a nd m axim um a m ou nts .
( b ) d ele te d
( 2 ) C om pe nsa tio n f o r te m pora ry p artia l d is a ble m ent s h all c o n sis t o f s u ch p o rtio n o f
t h e a m ount c a lc u la te d in te rm s o f s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) a s th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay c o n sid er
e quit a ble .
( 3 ) ( a ) N otw it h sta ndin g s e ctio n 2 9 th e e m plo ye r in w hose s e rv ic e a n e m plo ye e is a t
t h e t im e o f th e a ccid e nt s h a ll b e lia ble fo r th e p aym ent o f th e c o m pe nsa tio n r e fe rre d t o in
s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) fo r th e f ir s t t h re e m onth s f r o m th e d ate o f a ccid ent.
( b ) A fte r th e e xp ir y o f t h e s a id t h re e m onth s, c o m pe nsa tio n s o p a id b y s u ch
e m plo ye r s h all b e r e paid t o th e e m plo ye r b y th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l o r m utu al
a sso cia tio n c o nce rn ed, a s t h e c a se m ay b e.
( c ) A n e m plo ye r w ho f a ils t o c o m ply w it h p a ra gra ph ( a ) s h all b e g uilt y o f a n o ffe nce .

(4 ) P aym ent o f c o m pensa tio n in t e rm s o f s u bse ctio ns ( 1 ) a nd ( 2 ) s h all t a ke p la ce in
t h e f o rm o f p erio dic a l p a ym ents a t s u ch tim es a nd in te rv a ls , b ut n ot e xc e edin g o n e m onth ,
a s t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay d ete rm in e.
( 5 ) ( a ) P erio dic a l p aym en ts s h all t a ke p la ce fo r s o lo ng a s th e t e m pora ry t o ta l
d is a b le m en t c o ntin ues, b ut n o t fo r a p erio d e xc e edin g 2 4 m onth s.
( b ) If s u ch d is a ble m ent c o ntin ues f o r lo nge r th an 1 2 m onth s, th e D ir e cto r-G enera l
m ay o rd er th e c o ntin ua tio n o f t h ose p aym ents f o r s u ch f u rth er p erio d a s h e m ay
d ete rm in e.
( 6 ) T em pora ry to ta l d is a ble m ent c o ntin u in g fo r m ore t h a n 2 4 m onth s m ay b e t r e a te d
b y t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l a s p erm an ent d is a b le m en t.
( 7 ) ( a ) N o p erio dic a l p aym ents s h all b e p a ya ble f o r th e p erio d in r e sp ect o f w hic h
t h e e m plo ye r p a ys th e c o st o f m ain te nance o f a n in ju re d s e a m an in te rm s o f th e m erc h ant
s h ip p in g la w .
( b ) N otw it h sta nd in g p a ra gra ph ( a ) s u ch p a ym ents m ay b e m ade a s th e D ir e cto r-
G enera l m ay d ee m e qu it a ble b ut n ot e xc e e din g t h e a m ount c o nte m pla te d in s u bse ctio n
( 1 ).
E xp ir y o f c o m pen satio n f o r t e m pora ry t o ta l o r p artia l d is ab le m en t
4 8 . ( 1 ) T he r ig h t t o c o m pe nsa tio n fo r t e m pora ry t o ta l o r p a rtia l d is a b le m en t s h all
e xp ir e –
( a ) upon th e te rm in atio n o f s u ch d is a ble m ent o r if th e e m plo ye e r e su m es th e
w ork u p on w hic h h e w as e m plo ye d a t th e tim e o f th e a ccid ent o r o ccu patio n al
d is e ase , o r r e su m es a ny o th er w ork a t th e s a m e o r g re ate r e arn in gs;
( b ) if th e e m plo ye e is a w ard e d c o m pensa tio n f o r p erm anen t d is a ble m ent.
( 2 ) N otw it h sta nd in g s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay, a nd th e e m plo ye r
i n d iv id ua lly lia ble o r m utu al a sso cia tio n c o n ce rn ed, a s t h e c a se m ay b e , s h all , if d ir e cte d
t h ere to b y t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l, a gain a w ard c o m pe nsa tio n fo r te m pora ry to ta l o r p a rtia l
d is a b le m en t if –
( a ) th e d is a ble m ent o f th e e m plo ye e c o nce rn ed r e cu rs o r d ete rio ra te s; o r
( b ) th e e m plo ye e r e ce iv e s f u rth e r m ed ic a l a id n ece ssit a tin g fu rth er a bse n ce f r o m
h is s e rv ic e p ro vid e d t h a t s u ch a id w ill in th e o p in io n o f th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l
r e duce h is d is a ble m ent.
( 3 ) If th e D ir e cto r-G enera l a w ard s c o m pen sa tio n u n der s u bse ctio n ( 2 ), h e m ay
s u sp en d o r d ir e ct t h e e m plo ye r in d iv id ua lly lia ble o r m utu al a sso cia tio n c o n ce rn ed, a s t h e
c a se m ay b e, to s u sp en d a ny p ensio n p aym en ts to th e e m plo ye e c o nce rn ed in r e sp ect o f
t h e s a m e a ccid en t fo r s o lo ng a s s u ch e m plo ye e is r e ce iv in g p erio dic a l p a ym ents .
C om pen sa tio n f o r p erm an en t d is ab le m en t
4 9 . ( 1 )(a ) C om pe nsa tio n fo r p erm an ent d is a ble m ent s h all b e c a lc u la te d o n th e b asis
s e t o u t in it e m s 2 , 3 , 4 a nd 5 o f S ch edu le 4 s u bje ct to t h e m in im um a nd m axim um
a m oun ts .
( b ) d ele te d
( 2 ) ( a ) I f a n e m plo ye e h as s u sta in e d a n in ju ry s e t o ut in S ch edu le 2 , h e s h a ll fo r
t h e p urp ose s o f th is A ct b e d e em ed to b e p erm an ently d is a b le d to t h e d egre e s e t
o ut in th e s e co nd c o lu m n o f th e s a id S ch e dule .
( b ) If a n e m plo ye e h as s u sta in ed a n in ju ry o r s e rio us m utila tio n n ot m en tio n ed
i n S ch e dule 2 w hic h le a ds t o p erm anent d is a b le m en t, t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l s h a ll
d ete rm in e s u ch p erc e nta ge o f d is a ble m ent in r e sp ect th ere of a s in h is o p in io n w ill n ot
l e a d t o a r e su lt c o ntr a ry t o th e g uid eli n es o f S ch e dule 2 .
( c ) I f a n in ju ry o r s e rio us m utila tio n c o n te m pla te d in p a ra gra p h ( a ) o r ( b ) h as
u nu su all y s e rio us c o nse qu ence s f o r a n e m plo ye e a s a r e su lt o f th e s p ecia l n atu re o f t h e

em plo ye e’s o ccu p atio n, t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay d ete rm in e s u ch h ig he r p erc e nta ge a s
h e o r s h e d ee m s e qu it a ble .
( 3 ) N o p aym en t fo r t e m pora ry d is a ble m ent in te rm s o f s e ctio n 4 7 s h a ll b e d ed ucte d
f r o m c o m pe nsa tio n p aya ble in t e rm s o f t h is s e ctio n .
( 4 ) F or th e p u rp ose s o f t h is s e ctio n ” m onth ly p ensio n’ ‘ m eans, w here it a pp ea rs in
t h e r e le va n t it e m s in S ch edu le 4 , a p e nsio n p aya ble m onth ly d urin g t h e lif e tim e o f th e
e m plo ye e a nd w hic h e xp ir e s a t th e e nd o f t h e m on th in w hic h th e e m plo ye e d ie s.
A m en dm en t o f S ch ed u le 2
5 0 . T he M in is te r m ay o n t h e r e co m menda tio n o f t h e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l, a nd a fte r
c o nsu lt a tio n w it h t h e B oard , a m end S ch ed ule 2 b y n otic e in th e G aze tt e in r e sp ect o f
i n ju rie s o r c a te go rie s o f in ju rie s a s w ell a s th e p e rc e nta ge o f d is a b le m ent: P ro vid e d th at a t
l e a st 6 0 d ays b efo re a n y s u ch a m endm en t a n otic e s h all b e p ub lis h e d in th e G aze tte –
( a ) of th e in te ntio n t o e ffe ct a n a m endm en t a n d t h e p ro pose d c o n te nt o f th e
a m endm en t; a nd
( b ) in vit in g a n y p e rs o n w ho w is h es t o c o m ment o n th e p ro po se d a m end m ent t o
s u bm it s u ch c o m m en t in w rit in g t o th e c o m mis sio ner w it h in th e p erio d
m en tio ned in t h e n otic e .
C om pen sa tio n f o r p erm an en t d is ab le m en t o f e m plo ye e in t r a in in g o r u nd er 2 6 y e ars
o f a g e
5 1 . ( 1 ) If a s a r e su lt o f a n a ccid ent a n e m plo ye e s u sta in s p erm an ent d is a ble m ent
a n d a t th e tim e o f th e a ccid ent-
( a ) w as a n a p pre ntic e o r in th e p ro ce ss o f b ein g t r a in ed in a n y t r a de , o ccu p atio n o r
p ro fe ssio n; o r
( b ) w as u nd er 2 6 y e ars o f a ge , th e c o m mis sio ner s h all d ete rm in e th e e arn in gs o f
s u ch e m plo ye e in a cco rd an ce w it h s u bse ctio n ( 2 ) f o r t h e p u rp ose o f t h e
c a lc u la tio n o f c o m pensa tio n in t e rm s o f s e ctio n 4 9.
( 2 )(a ) In t h e c a se o f a n e m plo ye e r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) ( a ), h is e arn in gs s h all
b e c a lc u la te d o n th e b asis o f th e e arn in gs t o w hic h a r e ce ntly q u alif ie d p e rs o n o r a p ers o n
i n th e s a m e o ccu pa tio n, t r a de o r p ro fe ssio n w it h f iv e y e ars m ore e xp erie n ce t h a n th e
e m plo ye e w ould h ave b ee n e ntit le d a t th e t im e o f th e a ccid en t, w hic h e ve r c a lc u la tio n is
m ore f a vo ura b le to th e e m plo ye e.
( b ) In t h e c a se o f a n e m plo ye e r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) ( b ) , h is e a rn in g s s h all
b e c a lc u la te d o n th e b asis o f th e e arn in gs t o w hic h a p ers o n o f 2 6 y e ars o f a ge w ould
n orm ally h ave b een e ntit le d if a t th e tim e o f th e a ccid ent h e h ad b e en p erfo rm in g t h e
s a m e w ork a s t h e e m plo ye e o r a p ers o n in th e s a m e o ccu patio n, tr a de o r p ro fe ssio n w it h
f iv e y e ars m ore e xp erie n ce t h a n t h e e m plo ye e , w hic h eve r c a lc u la tio n is m ore f a vo ura ble
t o t h e e m plo ye e.
P aym en t o f lu m p s u m in li e u o f p en sio n
5 2 . ( 1 ) If a p ensio n d oes n o t e xc e ed a p re scrib ed a m ount, th e D ir e cto r-G en era l ‘
m ay, u p on th e a pplic a tio n o f th e p ensio ner, p ay o r d ir e ct t h e p a ym ent o f a lu m p s u m in
l ie u o f th at p ensio n o r a p ortio n th ere o f.
( 2 ) ( a ) I f a p ensio n e xc e eds th e p re scrib ed a m oun t, t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay, u pon
t h e a pplic a tio n o f th e p ensio ner, in lie u o f a p ortio n o f th at p ensio n n ot e xc e edin g th e
p re scrib e d a m oun t p ay o r d ir e ct th e p aym ent o f a lu m p s u m .
( b ) If th e b ala nce o f t h e p e nsio n p aya ble is le ss t h an t h e p re scrib ed a m oun t p er
m onth , t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay p ay o r d ir e ct t h e p a ym ent o f a lu m p s u m in li e u o f t h e
w hole o f s u ch p e nsio n .

(3 ) N o p en sio n o r p ortio n o f a p en sio n d u e t o a c h il d s h all b e p aid in a lu m p s u m .
( 4 ) A ny lu m p s u m in te rm s o f th is s e ctio n s h all b e c a lc u la te d o n t h e b asis
d ete rm in ed b y t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l, a nd th e p aym en t th ere o f s h all b e s u bje ct to t h e
c o ntr o l o f t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l a s r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n 5 9 .
C om pen sa tio n t o e m plo ye e p re vio usly in r e c eip t o f c o m pen satio n
5 3 . ( 1 ) In a w ard in g c o m pensa tio n t o a n e m plo ye e in r e sp ect o f p erm anent
d is a b le m en t o r in r e vie w in g a n a w ard o f c o m pensa tio n, th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l m ay t a ke
i n to a cco un t a ny c o m pe nsa tio n a w ard ed in t e rm s o f th is A ct o r a ny o th er la w to t h e
e m plo ye e a s a r e su lt o f p erm anent d is a b le m en t.
( 2 ) If a n e m plo ye e h as r e ce iv e d c o m pen sa tio n fo r p erm ane nt d is a ble m ent in t e rm s
o f t h is A ct a n d s u bse qu ently m eets w it h a n a ccid en t r e su lt in g in f u rth e r p erm anen t
d is a b le m en t in r e sp ect o f w hic h c o m pe nsa tio n is p a ya ble in t e rm s o f th is A ct, th e D ir e cto r-
G enera l m ay c a lc u la te h is c o m pen sa tio n in r e sp e ct o f s u ch f u rth er p e rm anent
d is a b le m en t a nd , w he re a pplic a ble , a ls o t h e f ir s t- m entio n ed c o m pen sa tio n, o n th e b asis
o f t h e e a rn in gs th at h e r e ce iv e d a t th e tim e o f a n y o f th e a ccid en ts c o nce rn ed, w hic h e ve r
e arn in gs a re m ore f a vo ura b le to t h e e m plo ye e .
( 3 ) S ubje ct to s e ctio n 5 6, a n e m plo ye e s h all n ot b e p aid c o m pe nsa tio n in t h e fo rm
o f a p e nsio n o r p e nsio n s in r e sp ect o f o ne o r m ore a cc id ents if it a m oun ts to m ore t h an
t h e p ensio n p aya b le in r e sp e ct o f 1 00 p er c e nt d is a b le m en t.
A m ou nt o f c o m pen satio n i f e m plo ye e d ie s
5 4 . ( 1 ) If a n e m plo ye e d ie s a s a r e su lt o f a n in ju ry c a u se d b y a n a ccid en t,
c o m pen sa tio n s h all b e p aya b le a s f o llo w s:
( a ) If t h e e m plo ye e le ave s a d epe ndan t r e fe rre d to in p ara gra ph ( a ), ( b ) o r ( c ) o f
t h e d e fin it io n o f ” d ep end ant o f a n e m plo ye e” in s e ctio n 1 ( in th is s e ctio n
r e fe rre d t o a s th e ” w id o w o r w id ow er” ), a nd t h ere a re n o c h ild re n, a lu m p s u m
a s s e t o ut in it e m 6 o f S ch edu le 4 ;
( b ) if th e e m plo ye e le a ve s a w id ow o r w id o w er a nd a c h il d r e fe rre d to in
p ara gra p h ( d ) o f th e s a id d e fin it io n , c o m pe nsa tio n to th e w id ow o r w id ow er
c a lc u la te d in a cco rd an ce w it h p ara gra ph ( a ) o f th is s u bse ctio n , a n d in r e sp ect
o f th e c h ild a p ensio n c a lc u la te d in a cco rd an ce w it h p ara gra ph ( c ) o f th is
s u bse ctio n: P ro vid ed t h at a ny p en sio n p aya ble in te rm s o f th is p ara gra ph s h a ll
n ot in a ll e xc e ed t h e p e nsio n fo r 1 00 p e r c e n t p e rm anent d is a b le m en t w hic h
w ould h a ve b een p a ya ble t o th e e m plo ye e u nde r s e ctio n 4 9(1 );
( c ) if th e e m plo ye e le a ve s a c h ild r e fe rre d to in p ara gra ph ( d ) o f t h e s a id
d efin it io n, o r a c h il d r e fe rre d to in p ara gra p h ( e ) o f th e s a id d e fin it io n w ho in
t h e o p in io n o f t h e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l is u nab le to e arn a n in co m e o w in g t o a
p hys ic a l o r m enta l d is a bil it y , a p ensio n a s s e t o u t in it e m 8 o f S ch e du le 4 ;
( i) if th e e m plo ye e a t th e tim e o f h is d eath d oe s n o t le a ve a w id ow o r
w id ow er o r w he re s u ch a w id ow o r w id ow er la te r d ie s, th e a ggre ga te
a m ount o f th e p en sio ns p a ya ble in t e rm s o f th is p ara gra ph m ay, in th e
d is cre tio n o f t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l a n d s u bje ct to r e vie w b y h im f r o m tim e
t o tim e, b e in cre ase d b y a n a m ount n ot e xc e edin g t h e p ensio n w hic h is o r
w ould h a ve b een p a ya ble in t e rm s o f p ara gra p h ( a ) o f th is s u bse ctio n t o
t h e w id ow o r w id o w er;
( ii ) th e p e nsio n p a ya ble in t e rm s o f t h is p a ra gra p h s h all n o t in a ll e xc e ed th e
p ensio n w hic h w ou ld h ave b e en a w ard ed to t h e e m plo ye e u n der s e ctio n
4 9(1 ) in th e c a se o f 1 0 0 p er c e nt p erm ane nt d is a ble m ent;
( ii i) any in cre ase o r r e du ctio n o f a p e nsio n in t e rm s o f t h is p ro vis o s h all b e
c a lc u la te d in s u ch m anner a s th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay d e em e qu it a b le ,

and th e a m ount a nd m an ner o f a w ard in g m ay b e r e vie w ed b y h im fr o m
t im e to t im e;
( iv ) th e p e nsio n p a ya ble t o a c h il d r e fe rre d to in p ara gra p h ( d ) o f th e s a id
d efin it io n s h all la pse a t th e e n d o f th e m onth in w hic h s u ch c h ild r e a ch es
t h e a ge o f 1 8 y e a rs , e xc e pt w here s u ch c h il d is u nab le to e arn a n in co m e
o w in g to a p hys ic a l o r m enta l d is a bilit y , o r d ie s o r m arrie s b e fo re r e ach in g
t h e a ge o f 1 8 y e a rs , o r u ntil th e c h ild c o m ple te s s e co nd ary e duca tio n , o r
w hile th e c h il d is u nderg o in g t e rtia ry e du ca tio n a nd it c o uld r e aso na bly
h ave b een e xp ecte d th at th e e m plo ye e w ou ld h ave c o ntr ib ute d t o th e
m ain te nan ce o f th at c h ild , w hic h eve r o ccu rs la st;
( v ) th e p e nsio n p a ya ble t o a c h il d r e fe rre d t o in p ara gra p h ( d ) o r ( e ) o f t h e
s a id d efin it io n w ho is u na ble to e arn a n in co m e o w in g t o a p h ys ic a l o r
m en ta l d is a b ilit y , s h a ll c e ase o n a d a te d e te rm in ed b y th e D ir e cto r-
G ene ra l w hen in h is o r h er o pin io n it m ay r e a so nab ly h ave b ee n e xp ecte d
t h at th e e m plo ye e w ould n o lo nge r h ave c o ntr ib ute d t o w ard s t h e
m ain te nan ce o f th at c h ild ;
( d ) if t h e e m plo ye e le ave s n o d e pend ants r e fe rre d t o in p a ra gra p h ( a ), ( b ) o r ( c ) o f
t h is s u bse ctio n b ut a d e pend ant r e fe rre d to in p ara gra ph ( e ) o f th e s a id
d e fin it io n , e xc lu d in g a c h il d o ve r th e a ge o f 1 8 y e ars w ho is u nab le to e a rn a n
i n co m e o w in g t o a p hys ic a l o r m enta l d is a b ilit y , a n d-
( i ) who w as w holl y f in ancia lly d epe nden t u po n th e e m plo ye e, a m onth ly
p ensio n w hic h in a ll s h all n ot a m ou nt t o m ore th an 4 0 p e r c e n t o f t h e
p ensio n w hic h w ou ld h ave b e en p aya b le to t h e e m plo ye e u nder s e ctio n
4 9(1 ) f o r 1 0 0 p er c e nt p erm anen t d is a ble m ent, fo r s o lo ng a s in th e
o pin io n o f t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l it m ay r e a so nab ly h ave b ee n e xp ecte d
t h at th e e m plo ye e w ould h ave c o ntr ib ute d t o th e m ain te na nce o f t h a t
p ers o n; o r
( ii ) who w as p artly f in ancia lly d epe nde nt u p on th e e m plo ye e a nd th e re is n o
d epen dant a s c o nte m pla te d in s u bpa ra gra ph ( i) , a lu m p s u m a s s e t o ut in
i t e m 9 o f S ch edule 4 .
( e ) d ele te d
( 2 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay p a y o u t o f t h e c o m pensa tio n f u n d s u ch a m oun t a s h e
m ay d eem r e aso n able , w it h in t h e lim it s s e t o ut in it e m 1 0 o f S ch ed ule 4 , f o r th e f u ne ra l
c o sts o f a n e m plo ye e o r d ir e ct t h e e m plo ye r in div id u all y li a ble o r m utu a l a sso cia tio n
c o nce rn ed, a s th e c a se m ay b e, t o p ay s u ch c o sts .
( 3 ) N o a m ou nt s h a ll b e d e ducte d f r o m th e c o m pe nsa tio n a w ard ed in t e rm s o f
t h is s e ctio n to a d epen dan t in r e sp e ct o f a ny c o m pensa tio n a w ard e d to th e
e m plo ye e h im se lf in r e sp ect o f t h e s a m e o r a n y o th e r a ccid ent.
( 4 ) A p ensio n p aya ble to a w id ow o r w id o w er in te rm s o f th is s e ctio n s h all la pse o n
t h e la st d ay o f th e m onth in w hic h s h e o r h e d ie s.
( 5 ) If a n e m plo ye e le ave s t w o o r m ore d ep end ants r e fe rre d t o in p a ra gra p h ( b ), ( d )
o r ( e ) o f th e d efin it io n o f ” d epe ndan t o f a n e m plo ye e” in s e ctio n 1 –
( a ) th e c o m pe nsa tio n p aya ble t o th e d ep enda nts s h all, n otw it h sta ndin g t h e
p ro vis io n s o f th is s e ctio n, b e a w ard e d in s u ch m anne r a s th e D ir e cto r- G ene ra l
m ay d e te rm in e: P ro vid ed th at t h e c o m pensa tio n p aya ble in a ll s h a ll n ot
e xc e ed th e lu m p s u m a nd p e nsio n w hic h w ould h ave b ee n p aya b le in te rm s o f
t h is s e ctio n if s u ch e m plo ye e h ad le ft o nly o n e s u ch d epe ndan t;
( b ) th e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay, if o ne o f th e d epe nda nts r e fe rre d to in th e s a id
p ara gra p h ( b ) d ie s, a llo ca te th e p e nsio n w hic h w as p aya b le to t h at d ep enda nt
t o th e c h ild re n, if a n y, o f s u ch d epen dant o r, if th ere a re n o c h il d re n, to t h e
o th e r d epen dant o r d epe ndan ts r e fe rre d to in th e s a id p ara gra ph ( b ).

(6 ) F or th e p u rp ose s o f t h is s e ctio n a d e pend ant r e fe rre d to in p ara gra ph ( a ) , ( b ) o r
( d ) o f th e d efin it io n o f ” d epe nda nt o f a n e m plo ye e” in s e ctio n 1 s h a ll b e d e em ed to h ave
b ee n w holl y fin a ncia lly d epe nden t u po n t h e e m plo ye e a t th e tim e o f th e a ccid e nt u nle ss
t h e c o ntr a ry is p ro ve d.
A m en dm en t o f S ch ed u le 4
5 5 . T he M in is te r m ay o n t h e r e co m menda tio n o f t h e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l a nd a fte r
c o nsu lt a tio n w it h t h e B oard , a m end S ch edu le 4 b y n otic e in th e G aze tt e in r e sp ect o f t h e
n atu re , e xte nt, m in im um a n d m axim um a m oun t o f b ene fit s : P ro vid ed th at a t le ast 6 0 d a ys
b efo re a n y s u ch a m en dm ent a n otic e s h all b e p ublis h e d in t h e G aze tte –
( a ) of th e in te ntio n t o e ffe ct a n a m endm en t a n d t h e p ro pose d c o n te nt o f th e
a m endm en t; a nd
( b ) in vit in g a n y p e rs o n w ho w is h es t o c o m ment o n th e p ro po se d a m end m ent t o
s u bm it s u ch c o m m en t in w rit in g t o th e c o m mis sio ner w it h in th e p erio d
m en tio ned in t h e n otic e .
I n cre ase d c o m pen sa tio n d u e t o n eg lig en ce o f e m plo ye r
5 6 . ( 1 ) If a n e m plo ye e m eets w it h a n a ccid en t o r c o ntr a cts a n o ccu patio n al d is e ase
w hic h is d u e t o th e n eglig e nce –
( a ) of h is e m plo ye r;
( b ) of a n e m plo ye e c h a rg e d b y th e e m plo ye r w it h th e m ana ge m ent o r c o ntr o l o f
t h e b u sin ess o r o f a ny b ra nch o r d epa rtm en t th ere o f;
( c ) of a n e m plo ye e w ho h as t h e r ig h t t o e nga ge o r d is ch a rg e e m plo ye es o n
b ehalf o f t h e e m plo ye r;
( d ) of a n e n gin e er a ppo in te d to b e in g en era l c h arg e o f m ach in ery , o r o f a p ers o n
a ppoin te d to a ssis t s u ch e ngin ee r in t e rm s o f a ny r e gu la tio n m ade u nd er t h e
M in era ls A ct, 1 99 1 ( A ct N o. 5 0 o f 1 99 1); o r
( e ) of a p ers o n a ppoin te d to b e in c h arg e o f m ach in ery in t e rm s o f a ny r e gu la tio n
m ad e u nde r t h e O ccu patio n al H ea lt h a nd S afe ty A ct, 1 99 3 ( A ct N o. 8 5 o f
1 993),
t h e e m plo ye e m ay, n otw it h sta nd in g a n y p ro vis io n to t h e c o ntr a ry c o n ta in ed in t h is A ct,
a pp ly t o th e c o m mis sio n er f o r in cre ase d c o m pen sa tio n in a d dit io n t o th e c o m pen sa tio n
n orm ally p aya ble in te rm s o f t h is A ct.
( 2 ) F or th e p u rp ose s o f s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) a n a ccid ent o r o ccu patio n al d is e a se s h all b e
d ee m ed a ls o to b e d ue to th e n egli g e nce o f th e e m plo ye r if it w as c a use d b y a p a te nt
d efe ct in t h e c o ndit io n o f th e p re m is e s, p la ce o f e m plo ym ent, e qu ip m ent, m ate ria l o r
m ach in ery u se d in th e b usin ess c o nce rn ed , w hic h d efe ct th e e m plo ye r o r a p ers o n
r e fe rre d to in p ara gra ph ( b ), ( c ), ( d ) o r ( e ) o f s u b se ctio n ( 1 ) h as f a ile d to r e m edy o r c a use
t o b e r e m edie d.
( 3 ) ( a ) A n a ppli c a tio n fo r in cre ase d c o m pensa tio n in te rm s o f th is s e ctio n s h all b e
l o d ge d w it h th e c o m mis sio n er in t h e p re scrib ed m an ner w it h in 2 4 m onth s a fte r th e d ate o f
t h e a ccid en t o r th e c o m mence m en t o f t h e o ccu patio n al d is e ase , b u t th e ‘ c o m mis sio ne r
m ay e xte n d t h a t p e rio d b y a f u rth e r p e rio d n o t e xc e ed in g 1 2 m on th s if h e is s a tis fie d th at
t h ere a re g oo d r e aso ns w hy th e e m plo ye e d id n o t lo d ge h is a pp lic a tio n w it h in th a t p erio d ,
a nd th at n eit h e r th e c o m pe nsa tio n fu nd n o r t h e e m plo ye r w ill u nre aso nably b e p re ju d ic e d
b y t h e e xte n sio n o f s u ch p erio d.
( b ) T he c o m mis sio n er s h all, a s s o on a s p ossib le a fte r r e ce ip t o f s u ch a n a p plic a tio n,
s e nd a c o py th ere o f to t h e e m plo ye r in w ho se e m plo y th e e m plo ye e w as a t t h e tim e o f t h e
a ccid e nt o r th e e m plo ye r in w hose e m plo y t h e e m plo ye e w as w hen h e c o n tr a cte d th e
o ccu pa tio nal d is e ase .
( c ) T he p ro vis io n s o f s e ctio ns 6 , 7 , 4 5 a n d 4 6 s h all , s u bje ct to s u ch r u le s a s th e

co m mis s io ner m ay p re scrib e fo r th e f a cilit a tio n o f th e c o nsid e ra tio n o f a pplic a tio n s
i n te rm s o f th is s e ctio n, a pply m uta tis m uta n dis in r e sp ect o f s u ch a n a ppli c a tio n.
( 4 ) ( a ) I f t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l is s a tis fie d th at t h e a ccid en t o r o ccu pa tio nal d is e ase
w as d ue to n eglig en ce a s r e fe rre d t o in s u b se ctio n ( 1 ), h e s h all a w ard t h e a ppli c a nt s u ch
a dd it io na l c o m pensa tio n a s h e m ay d e em e quit a b le .
( b ) T he a m oun t o f s u ch a ddit io nal c o m pensa tio n t o ge th er w it h a ny o th er
c o m pen sa tio n a w ard ed in te rm s o f th is A ct s h all n ot e xc e ed th e a m ount o f t h e p e cu nia ry
l o ss w hic h th e a p plic a nt h a s in t h e o p in io n o f t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l s u ffe re d o r c a n
r e aso n ably b e e xp e cte d t o s u ffe r a s a d ir e ct r e su lt o f t h e s a id a ccid e nt o r o ccu p a tio na l
d is e a se .
( 5 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay d e al w it h a n a pp lic a tio n in te rm s o f s u bse ctio n ( 1 )
m uta tis m uta nd is in a cco rd an ce w it h t h e p ro ce dure p re scrib ed in s e ctio n 9 1 a s if it w ere
a n o bje ctio n in te rm s o f th at s e ctio n.
( 6 ) T he p re sid in g o ffic e r m ay in a ny p ro ce ed in gs in te rm s o f th is s e ctio n m ake s u ch
a n o rd e r a s to c o sts a nd th e p a ym ent th ere o f a s h e m ay d ee m fit .
( 7 ) If in cre a se d c o m pen sa tio n h as b e en a w ard ed in te rm s o f th is s e ctio n th e
D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay fo r s u ch p erio d a s h e m ay d e em n ece ssa ry a pp ly t h e p ro vis io ns o f
s e ctio n 8 5(2 ) in r e sp ect o f th e e m plo ye r o f th e e m plo ye e c o nce rn e d.
I n cre ase o f m onth ly p en sio n s
5 7 . ( 1 ) T he M in is te r m ay o n th e r e co m mend atio n o f th e D ir e cto r-G enera l b y n o tic e
i n th e G aze tte in cre a se t h e m on th ly p ensio ns p aya ble in te rm s o f s e ctio ns 4 9 a nd 5 4 b y
s u ch p erc e n ta ge a s h e m ay s o d e te rm in e’ P ro vid e d t h a t a t le ast 6 0 d ays b efo re a ny s u ch
i n cre a se a n otic e s h all b e p ubli s h ed in t h e G aze tte –
( a ) of th e in te ntio n t o in cre ase th e m onth ly p en sio ns; a nd
( b ) in vit in g a n y p e rs o n w ho w is h es t o c o m ment o n th e p ro po se d in cre a se t o :
s u bm it s u ch c o m m en t in w rit in g t o th e c o m mis sio ner w it h in th e p erio d
m en tio ned in t h e n otic e .
( 2 ) In d ete rm in in g t h e p erc e nta ge r e fe rre d t o in s u b se ctio n ( 1 ) t h e M in is te r m ay
d if fe re ntia te b e tw een a ccid e nts w hic h h app ene d o n d if fe re nt d ate s.
A dva n ces o n c o m pen satio n
5 8 . In a ntic ip a tio n o f t h e a w ard o f c o m pensa tio n t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay, if in h is
o pin io n t h e in te re sts o r p re ssin g n eed o f t h e e m plo ye e w arra nts it , a dva nce t o o r o n
b eh alf o f th e e m plo ye e s u ch a m oun t a s h e m ay d eem e qu it a ble o r d ir e ct th e e m plo ye r
i n d iv id ua lly lia ble o r m utu al a sso cia tio n c o n ce rn ed to a dva n ce it , s u bje ct to s u ch
c o ndit io ns a s t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay d ete rm in e.
C on tr o l o ve r p aym en t o f c o m pen satio n
5 9 . ( 1 ) C om pe nsa tio n p a ya ble in t e rm s o f t h is A ct m ay f o r r e a so ns d eem ed b y t h e
D ir e cto r-G enera l t o b e s u ffic ie n t, b e-
( a ) paid to t h e e m plo ye e o r th e d e pend ant o f a n e m plo ye e e n tit le d th ere to , o r to
a ny o th er p ers o n o n b e half o f s u ch e nro le e o r d epen dant, in in sta lm en ts o r in
s u ch o th e r m an ner a s h e m ay d eem f it ;
( b ) in ve ste d o r a p pli e d to t h e a d va nta ge o f t h e e m plo ye e o r th e d e pend ants o f a n
e m plo ye e ;
( c ) paid to t h e M aste r o f t h e S up re m e C ourt, a tr u ste e o r a ny o th er p ers o n to b e
a ppli e d in a cco rd ance w it h s u ch c o nd it io ns a s m ay b e d ete rm in e d b y t h e
D ir e cto r-G en era l;
( d ) appli e d a cco rd in g to o ne o r m ore o f p a ra gra p hs ( a ), ( b ) a nd ( c ).

(2 ) N otw it h sta nd in g a n y p ro vis io n to t h e c o ntr a ry c o nta in ed in t h is A ct, if
c o m pen sa tio n is p aya b le b y a n e m plo ye r in div id ually lia b le o r a m utu al a sso cia tio n, a s th e
c a se m ay b e, th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l m ay d ir e ct s u ch e m plo ye r o r m utu al a ss o cia tio n to p ay
t h e w hole o r a n y p o rtio n o f t h e c o m pe nsa tio n c o n ce rn ed t o th e D ir e cto r-G enera l t o b e
d ea lt w it h in te rm s o f s u b se ctio n ( 1 ).
( 3 ) ( a ) O n th e d ea th o f a n e m plo ye e o r a d epe nda nt o f a n e m plo ye e th e u n pa id
b ala nce o f a ny c o m pensa tio n a w ard ed s h all n ot fo rm p art o f h is e sta te a nd s h all b e p aid
t o s u ch d epen dant a s t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay d esig n ate .
( b ) W here th ere is n o d ep end ant, th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay p ay s u ch b ala n ce o r a
p ortio n t h ere of to th e e sta te o f th e d ece a se d.
P en sio ner r e sid en t o u ts id e R ep u blic
6 0 . ( 1 ) If a n e m plo ye e o r a d epe ndan t o f a n e m plo ye e to w hom a p ensio n is
p aya b le in te rm s o f th is A ct is r e sid en t o u ts id e t h e R epub lic o r is a bse nt f r o m th e R ep ubli c
f o r a p e rio d o r p erio ds to ta llin g m ore t h a n s ix m on th s, th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay a w ard a
l u m p s u m a s d ete rm in e d b y h im in lie u o f s u ch p en sio n, a nd u p on p aym en t o f s u ch lu m p
s u m t h e r ig h t to th e p ensio n s h all e xp ir e .
( 2 ) B efo re th e D ir e cto r-G enera l e xe rc is e s h is p ow er u nder s u bse ctio n ( 1 ), h e s h a ll
n otif y t h a t e m plo ye e o r d epe ndan t o f h is in te ntio n a nd r e qu est h im to s u bm it a ny
r e pre se nta tio ns th at h e w is h es to m ake f o r c o nsid era tio n to th e D ir e cto r-G enera l w it h in
t h e p erio d s p ecif ie d b y th e D ir e cto r-G enera l.
R eco ve ry o f c o m pen satio n o r o th er b en efit s
6 1 . ( 1 ) if a n e m plo ye r in div id uall y li a ble o r a m utu a l a sso cia tio n t h a t is lia b le fo r t h e
p aym en t o f c o m pensa tio n o r a ny o th er p ecu nia ry b enefit in te rm s o f th is A ct , r e fu se s o r
f a ils to p ay s u ch c o m pensa tio n o r b enefit , t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay is su e a n o rd e r in t h e
p re scrib e d f o rm fo r t h e p aym ent t h e re of.
( 2 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l s h all s e n d a c e rtif ie d c o py o f th e o rd e r r e fe rre d t o in
s u b se ctio n ( 1 ) t o th e c le rk o f t h e m agis tr a te ‘s c o u rt o f t h e d is tr ic t in w hic h t h e p a rty
r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) h a s it s p la ce o f b usin ess, a n d t h e re upo n s u ch o rd er s h all
h ave th e e ffe ct o f a c iv il ju dge m ent o f th at m agis tr a te ‘s c o urt a nd th e D ir e cto r-G enera l
s h all h ave a ll th e p ow ers o f a ju d ge m en t c re dit o r.
( 3 ) A ny a m ount r e co ve re d u nder s u bse ctio n ( 2 ) s h all b e p a id in to th e c o m pen sa tio n
f u nd a nd t h e p ro vis io ns o f s e ctio n 5 9 s h all a pply m uta tis m uta ndis in r e sp e ct o f s u ch
a m oun t.
P ro vis io nal s ett le m en ts
6 2 . ( 1 ) N otw it h sta ndin g a ny p ro vis io n to t h e c o n tr a ry c o nta in ed in th is A ct, t h e
D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay, s u bje ct to s u ch c o ndit io ns a s h e m ay d e te rm in e, a uth oriz e a n
e m plo ye r in div id ually lia b le o r a m utu al a sso cia tio n to p ro vis io n ally s e ttle c la im s b y
e m plo ye es f o r c o m pe nsa tio n o r fo r th e p aym ent o f th e c o st o f m edic a l a id .
( 2 ) A n e m plo ye r o r a ss o cia tio n r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) s h a ll r e po rt p ro vis io nal
s e tt le m ents t o th e D ir e cto r-G enera l a t s u ch in te rv a ls a nd w it h s u ch p artic u la rs a s th e
D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay d e te rm in e, a nd th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay c o n fir m , a m end o r
r e pud ia te a ny s u ch p ro vis io nal s e ttle m en t, o r d eal w it h th e c la im in a cco rd an ce w it h
s e ctio n 4 5 a s if t h e p ro vis io n al s e ttle m ent c o nce rn e d h ad n ot b ee n m ade.
M an n er o f c a lc u la tin g e arn in gs
6 3 . ( 1 ) In o rd er t o d e te rm in e c o m pen sa tio n, t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l s h a ll c a lc u la te t h e
e arn in gs o f a n e m plo ye e in s u ch m anne r a s in h is o pin io n is b est t o d ete rm in e th e

month ly r a te a t w hic h t h e e m plo ye e w as b ein g r e m unera te d b y h is e m plo ye r a t th e tim e o f
t h e a ccid en t, in clu din g-
( a ) th e v a lu e o f a ny f o o d o r q u arte rs o r b o th s u p plie d b y t h e e m plo ye r to t h e d a te
o f th e a ccid e nt;
( b ) any o ve rtim e p aym ent o r o th e r s p e cia l r e m un era tio n in c a sh o r in k in d o f a
r e gu la r n a tu re o r fo r w ork o rd in arily p erfo rm ed ,
b ut e xc lu din g-
( i) paym ent f o r in te rm it te nt o ve rtim e;
( ii ) paym ent f o r n on -re cu rre nt o cca sio n al s e rv ic e s;
( ii i) am ounts p aid b y a n e m plo ye r to a n e m plo ye e t o c o ve r a ny s p ecia l e xp en se s;
( iv ) ex G ra tia p aym en ts w heth e r b y th e e m plo ye r o r a n y o th e r p e rs o n.
( 2 ) If a n e m plo ye e’s r e m un era tio n is d e te rm in ed in a cco rd ance w it h a r a te
c a lc u la te d u po n w ork p erfo rm ed, h is e arn in gs s h all b e d eem ed to b e h is r e m un era tio n fo r
s im ila r w ork u p on th e s a m e c o ndit io ns o f r e m unera tio n f o r a s lo ng a p e rio d a s p ossib le
p rio r to t h e a ccid en t b ut n ot e xc e edin g 1 2 m onth s.
( 3 ) If b y r e aso n o f th e s h ort d u ra tio n o f t h e s e rv ic e o f a n e m plo ye e w it h h is
e m plo ye r it is im pra ctic a b le to c a lc u la te h is e a rn in gs in s u ch s e rv ic e , h is e arn in gs s h a ll , if
p ossib le , b e c a lc u la te d o n t h e b a sis o f th e a m ou nt w hic h th e e m plo ye e w it h s im ila r w ork
a t t h e s a m e c o nd it io ns o f r e m une ra tio n e arn ed w it h a noth e r e m plo ye r d urin g th e 1 2
m onth s im media te ly p rio r to t h e a cc id ent, o r o n th e b asis o f th e a m oun t w hic h d u rin g th e
1 2 m onth s im media te ly p rio r to t h e a ccid ent w as e arn e d b y o th e r e m plo ye e s o f t h e f ir s t-
m entio n ed e m plo ye r w it h s im ila r w ork a nd o n t h e s a m e c o n dit io n s o f r e m une ra tio n, o r
w ould h ave b ee n e arn e d b y th e e m plo ye e d u rin g th e p re vio us 1 2 m onth s h ad h e b e en s o
e m plo ye d.
( 4 ) If a n e m plo ye e h as e n te re d in to c o ntr a cts o f s e rv ic e w it h tw o o r m ore e m plo ye rs
a nd h a s in t e rm s o f t h ose c o n tr a cts w ork e d a t o ne tim e f o r o ne e m plo ye r a nd a t a noth er
t im e f o r a no th er e m plo ye r, h is e arn in gs s h all b e c a lc u la te d a s if h is e arn in gs u nder a ll
s u ch c o ntr a cts w ere e arn in gs in t h e e m plo ym en t o f t h e e m plo ye r fo r w hom h e w as
w ork in g a t th e tim e o f th e a ccid e nt.
( 5 ) If in th e o pin io n o f th e D ir e cto r-G enera l it is n ot p ra ctic a ble to c a lc u la te th e
e arn in gs o f a n e m plo ye e in a cco rd a nce w it h t h e p re ce din g p ro vis io ns, th e D ir e cto r-
G enera l m ay c a lc u la te t h o se e arn in gs in s u ch m anne r a s h e m ay d ee m e qu it a ble , b ut
w it h d ue r e ga rd t o th e p rin cip le s la id d ow n in th ose p ro vis io ns.
( 6 ) T his s e ctio n s h all n ot b e c o nstr u ed a s p ro hib it in g th e c a lc u la tio n o f e arn in gs o n
a w eekly b a sis , b ut w here e a rn in gs a re s o c a lc u la te d th e m onth ly e a rrin gs s h all b e
c a lc u la te d a s e qua l t o fo ur a nd o n e-th ir d tim es t h e a m ount o f s u ch w eekly e arn in gs.
C erta in c o m pen satio n t o e m plo ye rs p ro hib it e d
6 4 . ( 1 ) A ny e m plo ye r w ho d educts f r o m th e e arn in gs o f a n e m plo ye e a ny a m ount o r
r e ce iv e s a n y a m ou nt f r o m h im to c o m pensa te th e e m plo ye r d ir e ctly o r in dir e ctly fo r a ny
a m oun t w hic h t h e e m plo ye r is lia ble to p ay in te rm s o f th is A ct, s h a ll b e g uilt y o f a n
o ffe nce .
( 2 ) A ny c o urt c o n vic tin g a n e m plo ye r o f c o n tr a ve nin g s u b se ctio n ( 1 ) s h all , in
a dd it io n to a ny p enalt y it m ay im pose , o rd er t h e e m plo ye r to p ay t o th e c o m mis sio ner
w it h in a s p e cif ie d p erio d a nd in in sta lm en ts o r o th erw is e a s th e c o urt m ay d e te rm in e, s u ch
a m oun t a s h e h as r e ce iv e d c o ntr a ry t o th e p ro vis io ns o f s u b se ctio n ( 1 ).
( 3 ) T he c o m mis sio n er s h all p a y th e a m ou nt r e ce iv e d b y h im in te rm s o f s u ch a n
o rd er to t h e e m plo ye e f r o m w hose e arn in gs t h at a m oun t h as b e en d ed ucte d o r f r o m
w hom th e a m oun t h as b e en r e ce iv e d.

(4 ) U po n a pplic a tio n b y th e e m plo ye r t h e c o u rt m ay a t a ny tim e, o n g o od c a u se
s h ow n, e xte nd th e p erio d w it h in w hic h th e a m oun t r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 2 ) is p aya ble
o r a m end th e a m ou nt o f th e in sta lm en ts .
( 5 ) A n o rd er m ade u nder th is s e ctio n s h all h ave th e e ff e ct o f a c iv il ju dgm en t o f a
m agis tr a te ‘s c o urt in f a vo ur o f th e c o m mis sio n er.

CHAPTE R V II
O ccu p atio n al d is eas es
C om pen sa tio n f o r o ccu patio nal d is e ases
6 5 . ( 1 ) S ubje ct to t h e p ro vis io ns o f th is C hapte r, a n e m plo ye e s h all b e e ntit le d to t h e
c o m pen sa tio n p ro vid ed fo r a nd p re scrib ed in th is A ct if it is p ro ve d t o th e s a tis fa ctio n o f
t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l-
( a ) th at th e e m plo ye e h as c o ntr a cte d a d is e a se m entio ne d in t h e f ir s t c o lu m n o f
S ch e dule 3 a nd th at s u ch d is e ase h a s a ris e n o ut o f a n d in th e c o urs e o f h is o r
h er e m plo ym en t; o r
( b ) th at th e e m plo ye e h as c o ntr a cte d a d is e a se o th er t h a n a d is e ase
c o nte m pla te d in p ara gra ph ( a ) a nd th at s u ch d is e ase h a s a ris e n o ut o f a n d in
t h e c o u rs e o f h is o r h er e m plo ym ent.
( 2 ) If th e e m plo ye e h as c o ntr a cte d a d is e a se r e fe rre d t o in s u b se ctio n ( 1 ) a nd th e
c o m mis sio n er is o f th e o pin io n th at th e r e co ve ry o f th e e m plo ye e is b ein g d ela ye d o r t h a t
h is te m pora ry to ta l d is a ble m ent is b ein g p ro lo n ge d b y r e aso n o f s o m e o th er d is e a se o f
w hic h th e e m plo ye e is s u ffe rin g, h e m ay a ppro ve m ed ic a l a id a ls o f o r s u ch o th er d is e ase
f o r s o lo ng a s h e m ay d eem it n e ce ssa ry .
( 3 ) If a n e m plo ye e h as c o ntr a cte d a d is e ase r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) r e su lt in g in
p erm an ent d is a ble m ent a nd th at d is e a se is a ggra va te d b y s o m e o th er d is e a se , th e
D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay in d ete rm in in g t h e d egre e o f p erm an ent d is a ble m ent h ave r e ga rd t o
t h e e ff e ct o f s u ch o th e r d is e ase .
( 4 ) S ubje ct to s e ctio n 6 6, a r ig h t t o b en efit s in t e rm s o f th is C ha pte r s h all la pse if
a ny d is e a se r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) is n ot b ro ugh t to t h e a tte ntio n o f th e
c o m mis sio n er o r t h e e m plo ye r o r m utu al a sso cia tio n c o nce rn ed, a s th e c a se m ay b e,
w it h in 1 2 m onth s f r o m th e c o m mence m en t o f t h a t d is e ase .
( 5 ) F or th e p u rp ose s o f t h is A ct th e c o m mence m ent o f a d is e ase r e fe rre d t o in
s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) s h a ll b e d ee m ed to b e t h e d ate o n w hic h a m edic a l p ra ctit io ne r d ia gn ose d
t h at d is e ase fo r t h e f ir s t t im e o r s u ch e arlie r d ate a s th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay d ete rm in e if
i t is m ore fa vo ura ble to th e e m plo ye e.
( 6 ) T he p ro vis io ns o f th is A ct r e ga rd in g a n a ccid en t s h all a pply m uta tis m uta n dis to
a d is e a se r e fe rre d t o in s u b se ctio n ( 1 ), e xc e pt w here s u ch p ro vis io ns a re c le arly
i n a ppro p ria te .
P re su m ptio n r e g ard in g c au se o f o ccu p atio n al d is ea se
6 6 . If a n e m plo ye e w ho h as c o ntr a cte d a n o ccu patio nal d is e ase w as e m plo ye d in
a ny w ork m entio ne d in S ch edu le 3 in r e sp e ct o f t h a t d is e ase , it s h all b e p re su m ed , u n le ss
t h e c o ntr a ry is p ro ve d, th at s u ch d is e a se a ro se o ut o f a n d in th e c o urs e o f h is
e m plo ym ent.
C alc u la tio n o f c o m pen satio n
6 7 . ( 1 ) C om pe nsa tio n fo r a d is e ase r e fe rre d t o in s e ctio n 6 5(1 ) s h all b e c a lc u la te d
o n th e b asis o f t h e e arn in gs o f th e e m plo ye e c a lc u la te d m uta tis m uta nd is in a cco rd a nce
w it h th e p ro vis io ns o f s e ctio n 6 3 a nd th e d is a b le m en t o f t h e e m plo ye e a t th e t im e o f th e

co m mence m ent o f th e d is e ase o r s u ch e a rlie r d a te a s th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay
d ete rm in e, if it is p ro ve d t o h is s a tis fa ctio n th at t h e e m plo ye e w as s u ffe rin g f r o m th e
d is e a se a t a n e a rlie r d a te , w hic h eve r e arn in gs a re m ore f a vo ura b le to t h e e m plo ye e.
( 2 ) If a n e m plo ye e is n o lo nger in e m plo ym ent a t th e tim e o f th e c o m mence m ent o f
t h e s a id d is e ase , h is e a rn in gs s h a ll b e c a lc u la te d o n th e b asis o f th e e arn in gs t h a t h e
w ould p ro ba bly h ave b ee n e arn in g h ad h e s till b een w ork in g.
N otic e o f o ccu patio nal d is e ase b y e m plo ye e a n d e m plo ye r
6 8 . ( 1 ) A n e m plo ye e s h all a s s o on a s p o ssib le a fte r th e c o m mence m en t o f a
d is e a se r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n 6 5(1 ) g iv e w rit te n n otic e th ere of to h is e m plo ye r o r t o th e
e m plo ye r w here h e w as la st e m plo ye d, a nd h e m ay a ls o g iv e w rit te n n o tic e o f th e s a id
d is e a se in th e p re scrib e d m anner to t h e c o m mis sio ner.
( 2 ) A n e m plo ye r s h a ll w it h in 1 4 d ays a fte r h a vin g s o r e ce iv e d n otic e o r h avin g
l e a rn ed in s o m e o th er w ay th at a n e m plo ye e h as c o ntr a cte d a d is e a se r e fe rre d t o in
s e ctio n 6 5(1 ), r e po rt s u ch d is e a se in th e p re scrib e d m anner to t h e c o m mis sio ner o r
m utu al a sso cia tio n c o nce rn ed, a s t h e c a se m ay b e, ir re sp ectiv e o f w heth er h e m ay b e o f
t h e o pin io n th at t h e e m plo ye e d id n ot c o ntr a ct s u ch d is e ase in h is e m plo y o r in t h e
e m plo y o f a p re vio us e m plo ye r.
( 3 ) A n e m plo ye r w ho f a ils to c o m ply w it h s u b se ctio n ( 2 ) s h all b e g u il t y o f a n o ff e n ce .
A m en dm en t o f S ch ed u le 3
6 9 . T he M in is te r m ay o n t h e r e co m menda tio n o f t h e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l a nd a fte r
c o nsu lt a tio n w it h t h e B oard a nd th e c h air p ers o ns o f t h e m edic a l a d vis o ry p ane ls , a m en d
S ch edu le 3 b y n otic e in th e G aze tt e , a ls o w it h r e tr o sp ectiv e e ffe ct, in r e sp ect o f th e
d escrip tio n o f th e d is e ase s a nd w ork : P ro vid ed t h a t a t le ast 6 0 d ays b efo re a ny s u ch
a m end m ent a n otic e s h all b e p ubli s h ed in t h e G aze tt e –
( a ) of th e in te ntio n t o e ffe ct a n a m endm en t a n d t h e p ro pose d c o n te nt o f th e
a m endm en t ; a nd
( b ) in w hic h a n y p e rs o n w ho w is h es t o c o m ment o n th e p ro po se d a m end m ent is
i n vit e d to s u bm it s u ch c o m ment in w rit in g t o th e c o m mis sio ner w it h in th e
p erio d m en tio ned in t h e n otic e .
A pp oin tm en t o f m ed ic al a d vis o ry p an els
7 0 . ( 1 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay o n a r e gio nal b asis a ppo in t m edic a l a dvis o ry
p an els w hic h s h a ll c o nsis t o f a s m any m em be rs a s h e m ay d eem n e ce ssa ry to –
( a ) assis t h im w it h r e ga rd t o th e d ia gn osis o f o ccu pa tio nal d is e ase s in in d iv id ual
c a se s;
( b ) advis e h im r e ga rd in g th e in clu sio n o f o ccu p atio na l d is e ase s in S ch e d ule 3 ;
( c ) advis e h im r e ga rd in g g e nera l p olic y c o nce rn in g th e d ia gn osis o f, a nd
d is a ble m ent a s a r e su lt o f, o ccu patio nal d is e ase s.
( 2 ) A m em ber o f a m edic a l a dvis o ry p a nel s h a ll b e p aid th e p re scrib ed r e m unera tio n
a nd tr a ve ll in g a n d s u bsis te nce a llo w ance s o ut o f th e c o m pen sa tio n fu nd.
( 3 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l s h all d e sig na te a m em be r o f a m edic a l a dvis o ry p an el a s
c h air m an t h e re of.
( 4 ) T he m em bers o f m ed ic a l a d vis o ry p anels s h a ll b e a p poin te d b y t h e D ir e cto r-
G enera l fo r s u ch p erio d a nd o n s u ch c o n dit io n s a s h e m ay d ete rm in e , b ut th e D ir e cto r-
G enera l m ay a t a ny t im e te rm in a te th e a p poin tm en t o f a ny m em ber w ho-
( a ) has b een g u ilt y o f m is co nd uct o r n egle ct o f d u ty ; o r
( b ) is n o t a ble to p e rfo rm h is fu nctio ns in t e rm s o f t h is A ct p ro perly .

(5 ) T he p ro vis io ns o f s e ctio n 9 s h a ll a pp ly m uta tis m uta ndis to m em bers o f m edic a l
a dvis o ry p a nels .

CH APTE R V II I
M ed ic al a id
F ir s t a id
7 1 .R ep eale d
C on ve ya n ce o f in ju re d e m plo ye e
7 2 . ( 1 ) If a n e m plo ye e m eets w it h a n a ccid en t w hic h n ece ssit a te s h is c o nve ya n ce t o
a h osp it a l o r m ed ic a l p ra ctit io ner o r f r o m a h osp it a l o r m edic a l p ra ctit io ner to h is
r e sid e nce , h is e m plo ye r s h a ll f o rth w it h m ake t h e n ece ssa ry c o nve ya nce a va ila ble .
( 2 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l o r t h e e m plo ye r in d iv id ua lly lia ble o r m utu al a sso cia tio n
c o nce rn ed, a s th e c a se m ay b e, s h all p a y th e r e aso nable c o st ( a s d ete rm in e d b y t h e
D ir e cto r-G enera l) in cu rre d in r e sp ect o f th at c o n ve ya nce .
( 3 ) A ny e m plo ye r w ho f a ils t o c o m ply w it h s u b se ctio n ( 1 ) s h all b e g u ilt y o f a n
o ffe nce .
M ed ic a l e xp en ses
7 3 . ( 1 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l o r th e e m plo ye r in div id ua lly lia b le o r m utu al
a sso cia tio n c o nce rn e d, a s th e c a se m ay b e, s h all fo r a p erio d o f n ot m ore th an tw o y e ars
f r o m th e d ate o f a n a ccid e nt o r th e c o m mence m ent o f a d is e a se r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n
6 5(1 ) p a y th e r e aso n able c o st in cu rre d b y o r o n b ehalf o f a n e m plo ye e in r e sp e ct o f
m edic a l a id n e ce ssit a te d b y s u ch a ccid ent o r d is e a se .
( 2 ) If , in th e o pin io n o f t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l, f u rth er m edic a l a id in a dd it io n to t h a t
r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) w il l r e duce th e d is a ble m ent fr o m w hic h th e e m plo ye e is
s u ffe rin g, h e m ay p ay t h e c o st in cu rre d in r e sp ect o f s u ch f u rth er a id o r d ir e ct th e
e m plo ye r in div id ually lia b le o r t h e m utu a l a sso cia tio n c o nce rn e d, a s th e c a se m ay b e, t o
p ay it .
S ubm is sio n o f m ed ic a l r e p ort
7 4 . ( 1 ) A m ed ic a l p ra ctit io n er o r c h ir o pra cto r s h all w it h in 1 4 d a ys a fte r h avin g f o r th e
f ir s t tim e e xa m in e d a n e m plo ye e in ju re d in a n a ccid ent o r w it h in 1 4 d a ys a fte r h avin g
d ia gn ose d a n o ccu patio nal d is e ase in a n e m plo ye e , f u rn is h a m edic a l r e po rt to t h e
e m plo ye r c o nce rn ed in t h e p re scrib ed m an ner: P ro vid ed th at w here th e e m plo ye e w as a t
t h e t im e o f th e d ia gn osis o f a n o ccu pa tio nal d is e ase n o t e m plo ye d, t h e m ed ic a l r e p ort
s h all b e f u rn is h ed in t h e p re scrib ed m an ner to t h e c o m mis s io ner.
( 2 ) If th e c o m mis sio n er o r th e e m plo ye r in div id ua lly lia ble o r m utu al a ss o cia tio n
c o nce rn ed, a s th e c a se m ay b e, r e qu ir e s fu rth er m edic a l r e ports r e ga rd in g a n e m plo ye e,
t h e m edic a l p ra ctit io ner o r c h ir o p ra cto r w ho h as tr e a te d o r is tr e atin g t h e e m plo ye e s h a ll
u po n r e qu est f u rn is h th e d esir e d r e ports in t h e m an ner a nd a t th e t im e a n d in te rv a ls
s p ecif ie d o r p re scrib ed .
( 3 ) If a m edic a l p ra ctit io ne r o r c h ir o pra cto r f a ils t o fu rn is h a m ed ic a l r e po rt a s
r e quir e d in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) o r ( 2 ) o r in th e o pin io n o f th e c o m mis sio n er o r th e e m plo ye r
i n d iv id ua lly lia ble o r m utu al a sso cia tio n c o n ce rn ed, a s t h e c a se m ay b e , f a ils to c o m ple te
i t in a s a tis fa cto ry m anne r, s u ch p arty m ay d efe r th e p aym en t o f t h e c o st o f t h e m edic a l
a id c o n ce rn ed u n til t h e r e port h a s b een fu rn is h ed o r c o m ple te d in a s a tis fa cto ry m anne r,

and n o a ctio n f o r th e r e co ve ry o f t h e s a id c o st s h all b e in stit u te d b efo re th e r e po rt h as
b ee n s o fu rn is h ed o r c o m ple te d.
( 4 ) N o r e m un era tio n s h a ll b e p aya ble to a m edic a l p ra ctit io ner o r c h ir o p ra cto r fo r th e
c o m ple tio n a nd fu rn is h in g o f a r e port r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) o r ( 2 ).
( 5 ) A m edic a l p ra ctit io ner o r c h ir o p ra cto r s h a ll a t t h e r e qu est o f a n e m plo ye e o r th e
d ep enda nt o f a n e m plo ye e fu rn is h s u ch e m plo ye e o r d ep end ant w it h a c o p y o f th e r e port
r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ).
D ir e cto r-G en era l t o d ec id e o n n ee d f o r, a n d n atu re a n d s u ffic ie n cy o f, m ed ic al a id
7 5 . A ll q ue stio ns r e gard in g th e n ee d f o r, a nd th e n atu re a n d s u ff ic ie ncy o f, a ny
m edic a l a id s u pp lie d o r t o b e s u pp lie d in t e rm s o f t h is C hapte r s h all b e d ecid e d b y t h e
D ir e cto r-G enera l.
F ees f o r m ed ic al a id
7 6 . ( 1 ) S ubje ct to t h e p ro vis io ns o f th is s e ctio n, th e c o st o f m edic a l a id s h a ll b e
c a lc u la te d in a cco rd a nce w it h a ta rif f o f f e e s d e te rm in ed b y th e D ir e cto r-G enera l.
( 2 ) T he ta rif f o f f e e s fo r m edic a l a id a ffe ctin g th e M edic a l A sso cia tio n o f S outh
A fr ic a , th e C hir o pra ctic A sso cia tio n o f S outh A fr ic a a nd th e D enta l A sso cia tio n o f S ou th
A fr ic a s h all b e d e te rm in ed a fte r c o nsu lt a tio n w it h t h o se a sso cia tio n s.
( 3 ) If th e D ir e cto r-G enera l o r a n e m plo ye r in div id uall y li a ble o r a m utu a l a ss o cia tio n
i s lia b le in te rm s o f th is A ct f o r th e p a ym ent o f th e c o st o f m edic a l a id –
( a ) no a m ount in e xc e ss o f t h at d ete rm in ed in th e ta rif f o f f e e s o r, if n o a m ount
h as b een d e te rm in ed fo r p artic u la r m ed ic a l a id , n o a m ount in e xc e ss o f th at
d eem ed r e a so nab le b y t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l, s h all b e r e co ve ra b le f o r t h e
m ed ic a l a id c o nce rn e d;
( b ) no a m ount in r e sp e ct o f t h e s a id c o st s h all b e r e co ve ra b le f r o m t h e e m plo ye e
o r a n e m plo ye r o th er th an a n e m plo ye r in d iv id u ally li a ble .
C on tr ib u tio ns b y e m plo ye e s t o w ard s c o st o f m ed ic a l a id p ro h ib it e d
7 7 . ( 1 ) A n e m plo ye r w ho d em and s o r r e ce iv e s f r o m a n e m plo ye e a c o ntr ib u tio n
t o w ard s th e c o st o f m edic a l a id s u pplie d o r to b e s u pplie d in t e rm s o f t h is A ct , s h all b e
g u il t y o f a n o ffe nce .
( 2 ) If a n e m plo ye r h as b ee n c o nvic te d o f c o n tr a ve nin g s u bse ctio n ( 1 ), t h e D ir e cto r-
G enera l m ay in th e p re scrib ed f o rm is su e a n o rd er a ga in st t h a t e m plo ye r f o r th e p aym en t
o f t h e a m ount t h at h e r e ce iv e d c o ntr a ry t o th e p ro vis io ns o f s u b se ctio n ( 1 ), a n d s e ctio n
6 1(2 ) a n d ( 3 ) s h a ll th en a pp ly m uta tis m uta ndis in r e sp ect o f s u ch o rd e r a n d a m ount.
M ed ic a l a id p ro vid ed b y e m plo ye rs
7 8 . ( 1 ) If a n e m plo ye r m ake s a rra ngem ents to p ro vid e t o h is e m plo ye es in ju re d in
a ccid e nts m ed ic a l a id w hic h in th e o pin io n o f th e D ir e cto r-G enera l is n ot le ss fa vo u ra ble to
t h e e m plo ye es t h a n t h a t p ro vid ed fo r in th is C hapte r, t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay, s u bje ct t o
s u ch c o ndit io ns a s h e m ay d ete rm in e, a ppro ve s u ch a rra nge m ents .
( 2 ) If th e D ir e cto r-G enera l h as a ppro ve d t h e a rra ngem ents r e fe rre d t o in s u bse ctio n
( 1 )-
(a ) th e e m plo ye e s c o n ce rn ed s h all b e e ntit le d t o m edic a l a id in a cco rd ance w it h
t h e a rra ngem en ts ;
( b ) th e e m plo ye r c o nce rn ed s h all n ot b e r e qu ir e d t o p ro vid e o r p ay f o r m ed ic a l a id
e xc e pt in a cco rd ance w it h th e s a id a rra nge m ents ;

(c ) th e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay r e im burs e a n e m plo ye r w ho is n o t in div id ua ll y li a ble
s o m uch o u t o f t h e c o m pensa tio n f u n d o r r e duce h is a ss e ssm en t to s u ch a n
e xte n t a s h e m ay d eem e qu it a ble .
( 3 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay a t a ny tim e w it h dra w th e a pp ro va l o r a m end th e
c o ndit io ns r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ).
C on su lt a tio n o f r e p re sen ta tiv e m ed ic al a u th o rit ie s b y D ir e c to r-G en era l
7 9 . T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay c o n su lt t h e S ou th A fr ic a n M edic a l a nd D enta l C oun cil
r e fe rre d to in t h e M ed ic a l, D en ta l a nd S upple m enta ry H ea lt h S erv ic e P ro fe ssio ns A ct,
1 97 4 ( A ct N o. 5 6 o f 1 97 4), th e M edic a l A sso cia tio n o f S outh A fr ic a , th e C hir o pra ctic
A sso cia tio n o f S outh A fr ic a a nd a ny o th er r e pre se nta tiv e m edic a l a uth orit y c o nce rn in g
m att e rs c o nn ecte d w it h o r a ris in g o u t o f t h e a ppli c a tio n o f t h e p ro vis io n s o f th is A ct w it h
r e gard to m edic a l a id , a nd m ay f o r t h at p urp o se d is clo se a n y in fo rm atio n r e la tin g to a
m att e r in r e sp ect o f w hic h th e v ie w s o f t h e C ouncil, th e A sso cia tio ns o r o th e r a u th orit y a re
r e quir e d.

CHAPTE R I X
O blig atio n s o f e m plo yers
E m plo ye r t o r e g is te r w it h c o m mis sio ner a n d t o f u rn is h h im w it h p artic u la rs
8 0 . ( 1 ) A n e m plo ye r c a rr y in g o n b usin ess in t h e R epub lic s h all w it h in th e p re scrib e d
p erio d a nd in th e p re scrib ed m ann er r e gis te r w it h t h e c o m mis sio ner, a nd s h a ll f u rn is h th e
c o m mis sio n er w it h t h e p re scrib ed p a rtic u la rs o f h is b usin e ss, a nd s h a ll w it h in a p erio d
d ete rm in ed b y t h e c o m m is sio ner fu rn is h s u ch a d dit io n al p artic u la rs a s t h e c o m mis sio ner
m ay r e qu ir e .
( 2 ) T he p artic u la rs r e fe rr e d t o in s u b se ctio n ( 1 ) s h all b e f u rn is h ed s e p ara te ly in
r e sp ect o f e a ch b usin e ss c a rrie d o n b y th e e m plo ye r.
( 3 ) A n e m plo ye r s h a ll w it h in s e ve n d ays o f a n y c h a nge in t h e p a rtic u la rs s o :
f u rn is h ed n otif y t h e c o m mis sio ner o f s u ch c h ange .
( 4 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay e xe m pt e m plo ye rs r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n 8 4(1 )(a ) a n d
( b ) f r o m th e p ro vis io ns o f th is s e ctio n.
( 5 ) A ny p ers o n n o t r e sid e nt in t h e R epub lic o r a ny b ody c o rp ora te n o t r e gis te re d in
t e rm s o f a ny la w g ove rn in g th e r e gis tr a tio n o f b o die s c o rp o ra te in t h e : R epu blic , a nd
c a rry in g o n b u sin ess in th e R ep ubli c o r e n ga ge d in , o n o r a bove th e c o ntin e nta l s h elf in
a ctiv it ie s in c o nn ectio n w it h s u rv e ys , r e se a rc h , p ro sp ectin g o r e xp lo it a tio n o f n atu ra l
r e so urc e s, a nd e m plo yin g a n e m plo ye e in c o nne ctio n th ere w it h , s h all f u rn is h t h e
c o m mis sio n er w it h t h e a d dre ss o f h is o r it s h ead o ff ic e a n d t h e n am e a nd a d dre ss o f h is
o r it s c h ie f o ffic e r in th e R epu bli c , a nd th at o ffic e r : s h all fo r th e p urp ose s o f th is A ct b e
d ee m ed t o b e t h e e m plo ye r o f t h e s a id e m plo ye e.
( 6 ) A ny p ers o n w ho f a ils t o c o m ply w it h th e p ro vis io ns o f t h is s e ctio n s h a ll b e g u ilt y
o f a n o ff e n ce .
E m plo ye r t o k ee p r e c o rd
8 1 . ( 1 ) A n e m plo ye r s h a llk e e p a r e gis te r o r o th e r r e co rd o f th e e arn in gs a n d o th er
p re scrib e d p artic u la rs o f a ll e m plo ye e s , a nd s h all a t a ll r e aso na ble tim es p ro d uce s u ch
r e gis te r o r r e co rd o r a m ic ro film o r o th er m ic ro fo rm r e p ro ductio n t h ere of o n d em and t o a n
a uth oris e d p ers o n r e fe rre d t o in s e ctio n 7 fo r in sp e ctio n.
( 2 ) A n e m plo ye r s h a ll r e ta in th e r e gis te r, r e co rd o r r e pro d uctio n r e fe rre d to in
s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) fo r a p erio d o f a t le ast f o u r y e a rs a fte r th e d ate o f th e la st e ntr y in t h a t
r e gis te r o r r e co rd .

(3 ) A n e m plo ye r w ho f a ils to c o m ply w it h a p ro vis io n o f th is s e ctio n s h all b e g u il t y o f
a n o ffe nce .
( 4 ) A h ealt h a nd s a fe ty re pre se n ta tiv e e le cte d in te rm s o f th e O ccu patio na l H ealt h
a nd S afe ty A ct, 1 993 (A ct N o. 8 5 o f 1 99 3), o r th e M in e H ea lt h a n d S afe ty A ct, 1 996 (A ct
N o. 2 9 o f 1 996), a nd a tr a de u nio n re pre se nta tiv e e le cte d in te rm s o f s e ctio n 1 4 o f th e
L ab our R ela tio ns A ct, 1 995 (A ct N o. 6 6 o f 1 995), s h all h ave th e rig h t to in sp ect, a nd
w here a ppro pria te b rin g to th e a tt e ntio n o f th e co m mis s io ner, a ny re gis te r, re co rd o r
d ocu m ent w hic h th e e m plo ye r m ust m ain ta in , k e ep o r c o m ple te in te rm s o f t h is A ct
E m plo ye r t o f u rn is h r e tu rn s o f e a rn in gs
8 2 . ( 1 ) S ubje ct to s u bse ctio n 1 A , a n e m plo ye r, e xc lu d in g a n e m plo ye r r e fe rre d to in
s e ctio n 8 4(1 )(a ) a nd ( b ), s h a ll n ot la te r th an t h e th ir ty -fir s t d ay o f M arc h in e ach y e ar
f u rn is h th e c o m mis sio n er w it h a r e tu rn in t h e p re scrib ed fo rm , c e rtif ie d b y h im h er o r it a s
c o rre ct, s h ow in g-
( a ) th e a m ount o f e arn in gs u p to th e m axim um c o nte m pla te d in s e ctio n 8 3(8 ) p a id
b y h im h e r o r it to h is h er o r it s e m plo ye es d urin g t h e p e rio d w it h e ffe ct fr o m
t h e fir s t d a y o f M arc h o f t h e im m ed ia te ly p re ce din g y e a r u p t o a nd in clu d in g
t h e la st d ay o f F eb ru ary o f th e f o llo w in g y e a r; a nd
( b ) s u ch fu rth er in fo rm atio n a s m ay b e p re sc rib ed o r a s t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay
r e qu ir e .
( 1 A ) A n e m plo ye r w ho c o m mence s b usin e ss a fte r th e la st d ay o f F ebru a ry o f a
p artic u la r ye ar sh all wit h in se ve n days afte r su ch co m mence m ent fu rn is h th e
c o m mis sio n er w it h a re tu rn in th e p re scrib ed fo rm , c e rtif ie d b y h im , h er o r it a s c o rre ct,
s h ow in g th e e stim ate d e a rn in gs o f h is , h er o r it s e m plo ye es fo r th e p e rio d w it h e ffe ct fr o m
t h e c o m m en ce m ent o f th e b u sin ess u p to a nd in clu din g th e la st d a y o f F ebru a ry o f th e
f o llo w in g y e ar.
( 2 ) If a n e m plo ye r c a rrie s o n b usin ess a t m ore th an o ne p la ce o r if h e c a rrie s o n
m ore th an o ne c la ss o f b usin ess, th e c o m mis sio ner m ay r e qu ir e a s e pa ra te r e tu rn f o r
e ach p la ce o r c la ss o f b u sin ess f r o m h im .
( 3 ) If in a r e tu rn r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) th e a m ou nt s h o w n a s e arn in gs,
e xc lu d in g e arn in gs e xce e din g th e m axim um c o nte m pla te d in s u b se ctio n 8 3(8 ), is le ss
t h an th e a m oun t a ctu all y p a id , t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay im pose u p on a nd r e co ve r fr o m
t h e e m plo ye r a fin e n o t e xce e din g 1 0 p er c e nt o f th e d if fe re nce b e tw een th e a m oun t
s h ow n a n d th e a ctu al a m oun t.
( 4 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay r e d uce a ny f in e r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 3 ). ( 5 ) I f a n
e m plo ye r f a ils t o fu rn is h a r e tu rn o r if t h e e stim ate o f th e e arn in gs w hic h a n e m plo ye r
e xp ects t o p a y d u rin g a p artic u la r p erio d is in t h e o p in io n o f t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l to o lo w ,
t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay h im se lf e stim ate th e e arn in gs c o nce rn ed.
( 6 ) A n e m plo ye r w ho f a ils to c o m ply w it h t h e p ro vis io ns o f t h is s e ctio n s h all b e g u ilt y
o f a n o ff e n ce .
A sse ssm en t o f e m plo ye r
8 3 . ( l) S ubje ct to t h e p ro vis io n s o f th is s e ctio n, a n e m plo ye r s h all b e a sse ss e d o r
p ro vis io nally a sse sse d b y t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l a cc o rd in g to a t a rif f o f a sse ssm en t
c a lc u la te d o n th e b asis o f s u ch p erc e nta ge o f th e a nn ual e a rn in gs o f h is h er o r it s
e m plo ye es a s t h e D ir e cto r- G ene ra l w it h d ue r e ga rd t o th e r e qu ir e m ents o f th e
c o m pen sa tio n f u nd fo r t h e y e a r o f a sse ssm ent m ay d eem n ece ssa ry .
( 2 ) N otw it h sta nd in g s u bse ctio n ( 1 ), th e D ir e cto r- G ene ra l m ay-
( a ) asse ss a p a rtic u la r e m plo ye r o r c a te go ry o f e m plo ye rs o n s u ch o th er b asis a s
h e m ay d e em e qu it a b le ;

(b ) le vy a m in im um a sse ssm ent in r e sp ect o f a p artic u la r e m plo ye r o r c a te go ry o f
e m plo ye rs .
( 3 ) In d ete rm in in g t h e t a rif f o f a ss e ssm en t th e D ir e cto r-G enera l s h all p ro vid e fo r t h e
c a pit a liz e d v a lu e o f p e nsio n s.
( 4 ) F or th e p u rp ose s o f t h is s e ctio n e arn in gs s h a ll b e c a lc u la te d in t h e p re scrib ed
m anne r.
( 5 ) If th e e arn in gs a ctu all y p a id b y a n e m plo ye r in r e sp ect o f a p artic u la r p e rio d
d if fe r f r o m th e e arn in gs s h ow n in r e sp ect o f th at p erio d in t h e r e tu rn c o n ce rn ed, t h e
D ir e cto r-G enera l s h all a d ju st h is a sse ssm ent a cco rd in gly .
( 6 ) If a n e m plo ye r f a ils to fu rn is h t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l w it h in th e p re scrib ed p erio d
w it h a r e tu rn in te rm s o f s e ctio n 8 2 in r e sp e ct o f a p artic u la r p e rio d, t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l
m ay-
(a ) asse ss th e e m plo ye r o n th e b asis o f t h e e arn in gs e stim ate d in a cco rd an ce
w it h s e ctio n 8 2 (5 )
( b ) im pose u pon a nd r e co ve r f r o m th e e m plo ye r a fin e n ot e xc e e din g 1 0 p er
c e n t o f t h e a m ount s o a sse sse d.
( c ) where it la te r a ppea rs th at th e a ctu a l e arn in gs w ere m ore th an th e e arn in gs
e stim ate d u nder p a ra gra ph ( a ), r e co ve r th e d if fe re nce in th e a sse ss m en t fr o m
t h e e m plo ye r, a nd m ay im pose a n d r e co ve r a f in e o n s u ch d if fe re nce a s
c o nte m pla te d in p ara gra ph ( b );
( d ) w here it la te r a pp ears th at th e a ctu a l e arn in gs w ere le ss th a n th e e arn in gs
e stim ate d u nder p a ra gra ph ( a ), m ake th e n ece ssa ry a dju stm ent.
( 7 ) A n a sse ssm ent o f a n e m plo ye r s h all b e p aid a t s u ch tim e a nd in s u ch m anner a s
t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay d ete rm in e.
( 8 ) T he M in is te r m ay, o n r e co m mendatio n o f th e D ir e cto r- G ene ra l a nd a fte r
c o nsu lt a tio n w it h t h e B oard p re scrib e b y n o tic e in t h e G aze tte a m axim um a m ount o f
e arn in gs o n w hic h a n a sse ssm ent o f a n e m plo ye r s h all b e c a lc u la te d b y t h e D ir e cto r-
G enera l.
C erta in e m plo ye rs e x em pt f r o m a ss essm en t
8 4 . ( 1 ) N o a sse ssm ent in f a vo ur o f t h e c o m pe nsa tio n f u n d s h all b e p a ya ble in
r e sp ect o f e m plo ye es-
( a ) in t h e e m plo y o f-
( i) th e n a tio nal a n d p ro vin cia l s p he re s o f g ove rn m ent, in clu din g P arlia m ent
a nd p ro vin cia l le gis la tu re s;
( ii ) a lo ca l a uth o rit y w hic h h as o bta in e d a c e rtif ic a te o f e xe m ptio n in te rm s o f
s e ctio n 7 0(1 )(a )(ii ) o f th e W ork m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A ct a n d h as n otif ie d
t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l in w rit in g w it h in 3 0 d a ys a fte r t h e c o m mence m ent o f
t h is A ct th at it d e sir e s t o c o n tin ue w it h th e a rra nge m ents a cco rd in g t o th e
s a id c e rtif ic a te o f e xe m ptio n;
( ii i) a m un ic ip a lit y c o n te m pla te d in s e ctio n 1 0B o f th e L o ca l G ove rn m ent
t r a nsit io n A ct, 1 993 ( A ct N o. 2 09 0 f 1 99 3), to w hic h e xe m ptio n h as b ee n
g ra nte d in te rm s o f s u bse ctio n 2 ;
( b ) whose e m plo ye r h as w it h t h e a ppro va l o f th e D ir e cto r-G enera l o bta in ed f r o m
a m utu a l a sso cia tio n a p olic y o f in su ra n ce f o r th e f u ll e xte nt o f h is p o te ntia l
l ia bilit y in t e rm s o f t h is A ct t o a ll e m plo ye e s e m plo ye d b y h im , f o r s o lo ng a s
h e m ain ta in s s u ch p o lic y in fo rc e .
( 2 ) T he D ir e cto r-G en era l m ay u po n a pplic a tio n e xe m pt a ny lo ca l a uth orit y r e fe rre d
t o in s u bse ctio n ( 1 )(a )( ii ) o r a n y m un ic ip a lit y r e fe rre d t o in s u b se ctio n ( 1 )(a )(ii i) f r o m th e
o blig atio n s o f a n e m plo ye r in te rm s o f th is A ct o n s u ch c o ndit io ns a s h e o r s h e m ay t h in k
f it .

(3 ) N otw it h sta nd in g th e p ro vis io ns o f t h is s e ctio n , th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay o n
a pp lic a tio n b y a n e m plo ye r r e fe rre d to in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) p e rm it s u ch e m plo ye r to p ay
a sse ssm ents t o th e c o m pen sa tio n fu nd in r e sp ect o f h is e m plo ye es, a nd th ere afte r t h e
p ro vis io ns o f th is s e ctio n s h a ll c e ase to a pply to s u ch a n e m plo ye r.
V aria tio n o f t a rif f o f a s ses sm en t
8 5 . ( 1 ) If in th e o pin io n o f th e D ir e cto r-G enera l t h e b u sin ess o f a n e m plo ye r is
d esig n ed, e quip pe d, o rg a niz e d o r c o n ducte d in a m ann er w hic h is c a lc u la te d to p re ve nt
a ccid e nts a n d t h e n um ber o f a ccid en ts a nd t h e e xp e ndit u re in c o nnectio n t h e re w it h a re o r
a re lik e ly t o b e le ss th an th ose u su ally o ccu rrin g in c o m para b le b usin esse s, t h e D ir e cto r-
G enera l m ay a sse ss th at e m plo ye r a t a lo w er ta rif f o f a sse ssm ent t h an t h e ta rif f o f
a sse ssm ent f o r e m plo ye rs in lik e b usin e sse s.
( 2 ) If th e a ccid e nt r e co rd o f a n e m plo ye r d urin g a p artic u la r p e rio d is in th e o pin io n
o f t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l le ss fa vo ura b le th an th ose o f e m plo ye rs in c o m para ble
b usin esse s a nd th e D ir e cto r- G ene ra l is o f th e o pin io n t h a t s u ch s ta te o f a ffa ir s w ill
p ro ba bly c o ntin u e, th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l m ay a sse ss s u ch e m plo ye r a t a h ig he r ta rif f o f
a sse ssm ent th an th e t a rif f o f a sse ssm ent fo r e m plo ye rs in lik e b usin esse s.
( 3 ) If th e a ccid e nt r e co rd o f a n e m plo ye r d urin g a p artic u la r p e rio d is in th e o pin io n
o f t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l m ore fa vo ura b le th an th ose o f e m plo ye rs in c o m para ble
b usin esse s, t h e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l m ay g iv e s u ch e m plo ye r a r e bate o n a ny a sse ssm ent
p aid o r p aya ble b y h im .
A sse ssm en t t o b e p aid b y e m plo ye r t o c o m mis sio n er
8 6 . ( 1 ) A n a sse ssm ent s h all b e p a id b y a n e m plo ye r t o th e c o m mis sio n er w it h in 3 0
d ays a fte r th e d ate o f t h e n otic e o f a sse ssm ent o r, w it h t h e a ppro va l o f th e c o m mis sio n er,
i n s u ch in sta lm ents a n d a t s u ch tim es a nd o n s u ch c o ndit io ns a s th e c o m mis sio n er m ay
d ete rm in e.
( 2 ) In te re st is p aya b le o n a n o ve rd ue a sse ss m en t a t a r a te d e te rm in ed b y th e
D ir e cto r-G enera l, w hic h s h all n ot e xce e d t h e p re va ili n g s ta ndard r a te o f in te re st a s
d efin e d in s e ctio n 1 o f t h e E xch e qu er A ct, 1 975 (A ct N o. 6 6 o f 1 9 75).
F ailu re t o p ay a s ses sm en t o r o th er m oneys
8 7 . ( 1 ) If a n e m plo ye r f a ils t o p a y a n a sse ssm ent in a cco rd ance w it h s e ctio n 8 6, th e
D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay im pose a f in e a t t h e p re scrib ed p e rc e nta ge o n th e o uts ta ndin g
a m oun t u po n h im .
( 2 ) ( a ) I f a n e m plo ye r f a ils t o c o m ply w it h th e p ro vis io ns o f s e ctio n 8 0(1 ) a nd a n
e m plo ye e in h is e m plo y m eets w it h a n a ccid e nt, th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay, in
a dd it io n to a ny o th er p enalt y to w hic h s u ch e m plo ye r m ay b e lia b le , im pose a f in e n ot
e xc e ed in g th e f u ll a m ou nt o f th e c o m pensa tio n p aya b le in r e sp e ct o f s u ch a ccid en t u po n
h im .
(b ) If th e D ir e cto r-G enera l is o f th e o pin io n th at s u ch f a ilu re w as n o t w il f u l o r w as
d ue to s o m e c a use o ve r w hic h t h e e m plo ye r h ad n o c o ntr o l, o r th at p aym ent o f th e fu ll
a m oun t o f t h e c a pit a li z e d v a lu e o f a p ensio n p aya b le a s c o m pen sa tio n to t h e e m plo ye e
w ould p ro ba bly le ad t o th e in so lv e ncy o f th at e m plo ye r o r, in th e c a se w here th e e m plo ye r
i s a c o m pany, t o it s liq uid atio n , th e D ir e cto r- G enera l m ay-
( i) waiv e in w ho le o r in p art a ny f in e im pose d b y h im ;
( ii ) allo w th e e m plo ye r to p a y th e p e nalt y in s u ch in sta lm ents a s h e m ay
d ete rm in e.
( 3 ) A n e m plo ye r w ho r e fu se s o r f a ils t o p ay a ny a sse ss m en t, in sta lm en t o r f in e
r e fe rre d to in t h is s e ctio n o r a ny o th er m oney p aya ble in te rm s o f th is A ct, s h a ll b e g uilt y o f
a n o ffe nce .

(4 ) ( a ) I f a n e m plo ye r f a ils t o p a y a n y a m ou nt d ue to th e c o m mis sio ner, t h e
c o m mis sio n er m ay is s u e a n o rd er in th e p re scrib ed f o rm fo r th e p aym ent t h e re of.
( b ) T he c o m mis sio n er s h all s e nd a c e rtif ie d c o py o f th e o rd e r r e fe rre d t o in
p ara gra ph ( a ) to t h e c le rk o f th e m agis tr a te ‘s c o urt o f th e d is tr ic t in w hic h th at e m plo ye r is
r e sid e nt o r w he re h e h as h is p la ce o f b u sin ess , a nd th ere up on s u ch o rd e r s h a ll h ave th e
e ffe ct o f a c iv il ju dgm ent o f th at m agis tr a te ‘s c o u rt, a nd th e c o m mis sio n er s h all h a ve a ll
t h e p ow ers o f a ju dgm ent c re d it o r.
( 5 ) F or th e p u rp ose s o f t h is s e ctio n c o m pensa tio n in clu d es t h e c o st o f m ed ic a l a id
a s w ell a s a ny a m ou nt p a id o r p aya b le in te rm s o f s e ctio n 2 8 , 5 4(2 ) o r 7 2 (2 ) a nd, in t h e
c a se o f a p e nsio n , th e c a pit a liz e d v a lu e a s d ete rm in ed b y th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l o f t h e
p en sio n, ir re sp ectiv e o f w heth er a lu m p s u m in li e u o f t h e p e nsio n o r a p o rtio n th e re of is
a t a ny t im e p a id u nde r s e ctio n 5 2 o r 6 0, a nd p erio dic a l p aym ents o r a llo w ance s, a s th e
c a se m ay b e.
C on tr ib u tio ns b y e m plo ye rs i n div id u ally lia b le a n d m utu al a sso cia tio ns
8 8 . ( 1 ) N otw it h sta ndin g a ny p ro vis io n to t h e c o n tr a ry c o nta in ed in th is A ct, t h e
e m plo ye rs in div id ually lia ble a nd th e m utu al a sso cia tio ns s h all p ay a nnu all y to t h e
D ir e cto r-G enera l in s u ch m anne r a n d a t s u ch tim es a s h e m ay d ete rm in e, s u ch p ortio n o f
t h e e xp end it u re in cu rre d b y h im in t h e a dm in is tr a tio n o f th e p ro vis io ns o f t h is A ct a s h e
m ay d eem e quit a ble .
( 2 ) ( a ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l s h a ll a s s o on a s p oss ib le a fte r t h e e n d o f e a ch f in ancia l
y e ar e stim ate t h e lo ss s u ffe re d d u rin g th at y e ar a s a r e su lt o f c o m pen sa tio n th at b eca m e
p aya b le o ut o f th e c o m pe nsa tio n fu nd in r e sp ect o f e m plo ye es w it h r e gard t o w hom th eir
e m plo ye rs f a ile d to p ay a sse ssm ents .
( b ) S uch lo ss s h all b e e stim ate d o n th e b asis o f t h e d if fe re nce b etw ee n t h e
c o m pen sa tio n r e fe rre d to in p ara gra ph ( a ) a s c a lc u la te d b y t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l, to ge th er
w it h a ny e xp en dit u re in cu rre d o r lik e ly to b e in cu rre d in c o nne ctio n th ere w it h , a nd th e
a m oun ts r e co ve re d f r o m th e e m plo ye rs c o n ce rn ed o r li k e ly t o b e r e co ve re d w he th e r b y
w ay o f c o m pensa tio n , fin es o r o th erw is e .
( c ) T he lo ss f o r a ny p artic u la r f in ancia l y e ar m ay b e r e vis e d b y th e D ir e cto r-G enera l
i n s u bse qu en t y e ars in th e lig h t o f t h e a m ounts a ctu ally p aid o r r e co ve re d.
( d ) T he e m plo ye rs in div id ually lia ble a nd th e m utu al a ss o cia tio ns s h all p ay t o th e
D ir e cto r-G enera l, in s u ch m an ner a nd a t s u ch tim es a s h e m ay d e te rm in e, s u ch p ortio n o f
t h e s a id lo ss a s h e m ay d eem e qu it a ble .
( 3 ) T he p ro vis io ns o f th is A ct w it h r e ga rd t o th e r e co ve ry o f a sse ssm ents s h all a pply
m uta tis m uta nd is t o th e r e co ve ry o f a n a m ount o w in g b y a n e m plo ye r o r m utu al
a sso cia tio n in te rm s o f th is s e ctio n.
( 4 ) F or th e p u rp ose s o f t h is s e ctio n c o m pensa tio n in clu d es t h e c o st o f m ed ic a l a id
a s w ell a s a ny a m ou nt p a id o r p aya b le in te rm s o f s e ctio n 2 8 , 5 4(2 ) o r 7 2 (2 ) a nd, in t h e
c a se o f a p e nsio n , th e c a pit a liz e d v a lu e a s d ete rm in ed b y th e D ir e cto r-G ene ra l o f t h e
p en sio n, ir re sp ectiv e o f w heth er a lu m p s u m in li e u o f t h e p e nsio n o r a p o rtio n th e re of is
a t a ny t im e p a id u nde r s e ctio n 5 2 o r 6 0, a nd p erio dic a l p aym ents o r a llo w ance s, a s th e
c a se m ay b e.
M an d ato rs a n d c o ntr a cto rs
8 9 . ( 1 ) ( a ) I f a p ers o n ( th e m andato r) in th e c o urs e o f o r f o r th e p urp o se s o f h is
b usin ess e nte rs in to a n a gre e m ent w it h a n y o th e r p e rs o n ( th e c o ntr a cto r) fo r t h e
e xe cu tio n b y o r u nd er t h e s u perv is io n o f th e c o ntr a cto r o f th e w ho le o r a ny p art o f a n y
w ork u nde rta ke n b y t h e m an dato r, th e c o ntr a cto r s h all , in r e sp e ct o f h is e m plo ye e s
e m plo ye d in th e e xe cu tio n o f th e w ork c o nce rn e d, r e gis te r a s a n e m plo ye r in a cc o rd ance
w it h th e p ro vis io ns o f th is A ct a nd p a y th e n e ce ssa ry a sse ssm ents .

(b ) If a c o ntr a cto r f a ils s o to r e gis te r o r p ay a ny a sse ssm ent, th e s a id e m plo ye es o f
t h e c o ntr a cto r s h a ll b e d e em ed to b e t h e e m plo ye e s o f th e m anda to r, a nd th e m and ato r
s h all p ay t h e a sse ssm ents in r e sp ect o f t h o se e m plo ye es.
( 2 ) If a m anda to r h a s p a id a n a ss e ssm en t o r c o m pen sa tio n fo r w hic h h e w ould n o t
h ave b e en lia ble b u t f o r t h e p ro vis io ns o f s u bse ctio n ( 1 ), s u ch m anda to r m ay r e co ve r th at
a sse ssm ent o r c o m pensa tio n f r o m th e c o ntr a cto r.
( 3 ) If a m anda to r h a s in t e rm s o f t h is s e ctio n p a id a n a sse ssm en t o r c o m pen sa tio n
t o t h e c o m mis sio ner, h e m ay s e t o ff th e a m oun t s o p aid b y h im a ga in st h is d eb t to t h e
c o ntr a cto r.
( 4 ) N otw it h sta nd in g th e p ro vis io ns o f t h is s e ctio n , th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay r e co ve r
c o m pen sa tio n f r o m t h e c o n tr a cto r in ste ad o f f r o m t h e m and ato r, a n d if th e fu ll a m ount
c a nno t b e r e co ve re d f r o m th e o ne , th e s h ortf a ll c a n b e r e co ve re d f r o m th e o th er.
( 5 ) A m andato r s h all n ot b e lia b le in te rm s o f th is s e ctio n in r e sp ect o f a ny a ccid ent
w hic h h a ppe ned a t a p la ce w hic h is n ot o n o r a b out t h e p re m is e s o n w hic h t h e m an dato r
u nd erto ok t o e xe cu te th e w ork , o r w hic h is n ot o th erw is e u nd er h is c o ntr o l o r
m anage m ent.

CHAPTE R X
L eg al p ro ced u re s
R evie w o f d ec is io ns b y D ir e cto r-G en era l
9 0 . ( 1 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay a fte r n otic e , if p oss ib le , t o th e p arty c o nce rn e d
a nd a fte r g iv in g h im a n o ppo rtu n it y to s u bm it r e pre se n ta tio ns, a t a ny tim e r e vie w a ny
d ecis io n in c o nn ectio n w it h a c la im fo r c o m pen sa tio n o r th e a w ard o f c o m pensa tio n o n th e
g ro un d-
( a ) th at th e e m plo ye e h as n ot s u bm it te d h im se lf to a n e xa m in a tio n r e fe rr e d to in
s e ctio n 4 2;
( b ) th at th e d is a b le m en t g iv in g r is e t o th e a w ard is p ro lo n ge d o r a ggra va te d b y
t h e u n re aso n able r e fu sa l o r f a ilu re o f t h e e m plo ye e t o s u bm it h im se lf to
m ed ic a l a id ;
( c ) th at c o m pen sa tio n a w ard ed in th e fo rm o f a p erio dic a l p aym ent o r a p ensio n
i s e xc e ssiv e o r in su ffic ie nt b eca u se o f e xis tin g o r c h a nged c ir c u m sta n ce s;
( d ) th at th e d ecis io n o r a w ard w as b ase d o n a n in co rre ct v ie w o r
m is re pre se n ta tio n o f th e fa cts , o r t h a t th e d ecis io n o r a w ard w ou ld h ave b e en
o th e rw is e in th e lig h t o f e vid e nce a va il a ble a t p re se nt b u t w hic h w as n ot
a va ila ble w he n t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ad e t h e d ecis io n o r a w ard .
( 2 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay, a fte r h e h as c o nsid e re d th e e vid en ce a nd
r e pre se nta tio ns s u bm it te d to h im a nd m ade s u ch in qu ir y a s h e m ay d eem n ece ss a ry ,
c o nfir m , a m end o r s e t a sid e h is d ecis io n, a nd m ay s u sp en d, d is co ntin ue , r e du ce o r
i n cre a se c o m pensa tio n a w ard e d.
( 3 ) F or th e p u rp ose s o f t h is s e ctio n c o m pensa tio n s h all in clu de m ed ic a l a id .
O bje ctio ns a n d a p p eal a g ain st d ecis io ns o f D ir e cto r-G en era l
9 1 . ( 1 ) A ny p ers o n a ffe cte d b y a d e cis io n o f th e D ir e cto r-G en era l o r a tr a de u nio n
o r e m plo ye rs ‘ o rg a niz a tio n o f w hic h th at p e rs o n w as a m em ber a t t h e r e le va nt t im e m ay,
w it h in 1 8 0 d ays a fte r s u ch d e cis io n, lo d ge a n o bje ctio n a ga in st t h a t d ecis io n w it h th e
c o m mis sio n er in th e p re scrib ed m anner.
( 2 ) ( a ) A n o bje ctio n lo dge d in te rm s o f th is s e ctio n s h all b e c o nsid e re d a nd d e cid ed
b y t h e p re sid in g o ffic e r a ssis te d b y tw o a sse sso rs d esig n ate d b y h im , o f w hom o ne s h all
b e a n a sse sso r r e p re se ntin g e m plo ye e s a n d o ne a n a sse sso r r e p re se ntin g e m plo ye rs .

(b ) If th e p re sid in g o ff ic e r c o n sid ers it e xp edie nt, h e m ay, n otw it h sta ndin g
p ara gra ph ( a ), c a ll in th e a ssis ta nce o f a m edic a l a sse sso r.
( c ) T he p ro vis io n s o f s e ctio ns 6 , 7 , 4 5 a n d 4 6 s h all a pply m uta tis m uta n dis in
r e sp ect o f th e c o nsid era tio n o f a n o b je ctio n .
( 3 ) ( a ) A fte r c o nsid erin g a n o bje ctio n t h e p re sid in g o ffic e r s h all, p ro vid ed th at a t
l e a st o ne o f th e a sse sso rs , e xclu din g a ny m edic a l a sse sso r, a gre es w it h h im , c o nfir m th e
d ecis io n in r e sp e ct o f w hic h th e o bje ctio n w as lo d ge d o r g iv e s u ch o th er d e cis io n a s h e
m ay d eem e quit a ble .
( b ) If n eit h er o f th e a sse sso rs a gre e s w it h th e v ie w o f th e p re sid in g o ffic e r, th e
p re sid in g o ffic e r s h all s u bm it t h e d is p ute in te rm s o f s e ctio n 9 2 to t h e S up re m e C ourt f o r
d ecis io n.
( 4 ) T he p re sid in g o ff ic e r m ay in c o n nectio n w it h p ro ce edin gs in te rm s o f t h is s e ctio n
m ake s u ch o rd er a s to c o sts a nd th e p aym en t th ere o f a s h e m ay d eem e qu it a ble .
( 5 ) ( a ) A ny p ers o n a ffe cte d b y a d e cis io n r e fe rr e d t o in s u b se ctio n ( 3 )(a ), m ay
a pp eal to a ny p ro vin cia l o r lo ca l d iv is io n o f th e S upre m e C ourt h a vin g ju ris d ic tio n a ga in st
a d ecis io n r e gard in g-
( i) th e in te rp re ta tio n o f t h is A ct o r a n y o th e r la w ;
( ii ) th e q u estio n w he th e r a n a ccid en t o r o ccu pa tio nal d is e ase c a u sin g th e
d is a ble m ent o r d eath o f a n e m plo ye e w as a tt r ib u ta ble to h is o r h er s e rio u s
a nd w ilf u l m is co nduct;
( ii i) th e q u estio n w he th e r t h e a m ount o f a ny c o m pe nsa tio n a w ard ed is s o
e xc e ssiv e o r s o in ade qu ate th at th e a w ard t h e re of c o uld n o t r e aso nably h a ve
b een m ade ;
( iv ) th e r ig h t to in cre a se d c o m pen sa tio n in te rm s o f s e ctio n 5 6 .
( b ) S ubje ct to t h e p ro vis io n s o f th is s u bse ctio n , s u ch a n a p peal s h a ll b e n o te d a nd
p ro se cu te d a s if it w ere a n a pp eal a ga in st a ju dgm ent o f a m agis tr a te ‘s c o urt in a c iv il
c a se , a nd a ll r u le s a pplic a ble t o s u ch a n a p pea l s h all m uta tis m uta ndis a pp ly t o a n a p peal
i n te rm s o f th is s u bse ctio n.
( 6 ) E xc e pt w here th e p re sid in g o ff ic e r o rd ers o th erw is e , n o o blig atio n t o p a y a n y
a sse ss m en t, c o m pensa tio n o r a ny o th er a m oun t to t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l o r t o th e
c o m pe nsa tio n fu nd , o r to p ay a ny p erio d ic a l p a ym ents to o r o n b eha lf o f a n
e m plo ye e u n der a d ecis io n o f t h e p re sid in g o ffic e r, s h a ll b e s u sp e nded o r
d e fe rre d b y r e a so n o f t h e fa ct t h a t a n o bje ctio n h a s b e en lo d ge d a ga in st s u ch
d e cis io n in t e rm s o f s u b se ctio n ( 1 ), o r th at a n a ppe al h as b ee n n ote d in te rm s o f
s u bse ctio n ( 5 ).
( 7 )(a ) If d urin g th e h earin g o f a n o bje ctio n t h e p re sid in g o ffic e r d ie s o r b eco m es
u na ble to a ct a s p re sid in g o ffic e r-
( i) th e h ea rin g m ay, w it h th e c o nse nt o f th e p ers o n, tr a d e u nio n o r e m plo ye rs ’
o rg a nis a tio n c o nte m pla te d in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ), p ro ce ed b efo re a n oth er
p re sid in g o ffic e r a nd th e a sse sso rs c o nce rn e d; o r
( ii ) t h e h e arin g s h a ll s ta rt d e n o vo if th e c o nse n t c o nte m pla te d in s u bp ara gra ph(i) is
n ot g iv e n.
( b ) If d urin g th e h earin g o f a n o bje ctio n a n a sse sso r d ie s o r b eco m es u nable t o a ct
a n a sse sso r-
( i) th e h ea rin g m ay, w it h th e c o nse nt o f th e p ers o n, tr a d e u nio n o r e m plo ye rs ’
o rg a nis a tio n c o nte m pla te d in s u bse ctio n ( 1 ), p ro ce ed b efo re th e p re sid in g
o ff ic e r c o nce rn ed a n d t h e r e m ain in g a sse sso r; o r
( ii ) t h e h e arin g s h a ll s ta rt d e n o vo if th e c o nse n t c o nte m pla te d in s u bp ara gra ph(i) is
n ot g iv e n.

Dir e cto r-G en era l m ay s ta te c as e f o r S up re m e C ou rt
9 2 . ( 1 ) If a ny q u estio n o f la w a ris e s in th e p erfo rm ance o f th e f u n ctio ns o f th e
D ir e cto r-G enera l, th e D ir e cto r-G enera l m ay o f h is o r h er o w n m otio n o r a t t h e r e qu est o f
a p arty w it h a s u ffic ie n t in te re st in a ny m atte r o r p ro ce edin gs b efo re th e D ir e cto r- G enera l,
s ta te a c a se fo r d ecis io n b y a H ig h C ourt h avin g ju ris d ic tio n .
( 2 ) T he D ir e cto r-G enera l s h all s e t o ut in t h e s ta te d c a se –
( a ) th e fa cts th at h e f o und p ro ve d; a nd
( b ) th e v ie w o f th e la w w hic h h e h as a do pte d in r e la tio n to th ose fa cts .
( 3 ) If th e D ir e cto r-G enera l h as a ny d oub t a s to th e c o rre ctn ess o f a d ecis io n g iv e n
b y a ny p ro vin cia l o r lo ca l d iv is io n o f th e S upre m e C ourt r e ga rd in g a q u estio n o f la w in
c o nne ctio n w it h th e a pplic a tio n o f th is A ct, h e m ay s u bm it s u ch d ecis io n to t h e A pp ell a te
D iv is io n o f t h e S up re m e C ourt a nd c a use th e q ue stio n o f la w to b e a rg u ed s o th a t t h e
A ppella te D iv is io n m ay d ecid e s u ch q u estio n o f la w fo r t h e f u tu re g uid an ce o f a ll c o urts .
E vid en ce
9 3 . ( 1 ) T he r e co rd o f a n y d ecis io n o r a w ard m ade b y th e D ir e cto r-G enera l, a n d a
c o py o f o r e xtr a ct fr o m a r e co rd o r d ocu m en t k e pt b y t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l o r lo d ge d w it h
h im , w hic h p urp orts to b e c e rtif ie d b y th e D ir e cto r-G enera l a s a tr u e c o py o r e xtr a ct s h all
u po n it s m ere p ro d uctio n in a c o urt o f la w b e p rir m a fa cie e vid e nce o f t h e c o n te nt o f s u ch
r e co rd o r d ocu m ent.
( 2 ) In a ny p ro ce ed in gs in te rm s o f th is A ct, o r in a ny c o urt o f la w , a ny d ocu m ent
p urp o rtin g to b e a s w orn s ta te m en t m ade b y th e D ir e cto r-G enera l o r a n a uth oriz e d p ers o n
r e fe rre d to in s e ctio n 7 (2 ), a nd in w hic h it is s ta te d-
( a ) th at a ny p ers o n is a n e m plo ye r, a m andato r, a c o ntr a cto r, a n e m plo ye e o r a
d epen dant o f a n e m plo ye e in te rm s o f t h is A ct;
( b ) th at a ny p ers o n is o r w as r e qu ir e d in te rm s o f th is A ct to p ay a n a m oun t to t h e
D ir e cto r-G en era l o r to a n e m plo ye e o r o th er p ers o n s p ecif ie d in th e
s ta te m ent;
( c ) t h a t a n a m ount r e fe rre d t o in p ara gra p h ( b ), o r a ny p ortio n t h e re of, h a s o r h as
n ot b e en p aid o n a d ate s p ecif ie d in th e s ta te m en t;
( d ) th at h e h as e xe rc is e d a p o w er u nde r t h is A ct,
s h all u pon it s m ere p ro du ctio n b e p rim a fa cie e vid ence o f t h e f a cts s ta te d th ere in .
( 3 ) T he p ers o n p re sid in g a t th e c o urt o r o th e r p ro ce edin gs r e fe rre d to in s u b se ctio n
( 1 ) o r ( 2 ) m ay c a use th e p ers o n w ho h as m ade a s w orn s ta te m ent r e fe rre d to in
s u bse ctio n ( 2 ) to b e s u bp oena ed to g iv e v iv a v o ce e vid en ce o r c a use w rit te n
i n te rro ga to rie s to b e s e nt to h im f o r a n sw erin g, a n d a d ocu m en t p urp ortin g to b e a s w orn
s ta te m ent w it h th e a nsw ers o f th at p ers o n s h all u pon it s m ere p ro du ctio n b e p rim a fa cie
e vid e nce o f t h e fa cts s ta te d th ere in .

CHAPTE R X I
G en era l
A rra n gem en ts w it h f o re ig n s ta te s r e g ard in g c o m pen sa tio n
9 4 . T he M in is te r m ay b y n o tic e in t h e G aze tte is su e d ir e ctio ns t o g iv e e ffe ct t o th e
p ro vis io ns o f a n y a gre em en t b etw ee n t h e R epub lic a nd a n y o th e r s ta te in w hic h p ro vis io n
i s m ade fo r r e cip ro cit y in m att e rs r e ga rd in g c o m pensa tio n t o e m plo ye es f o r a ccid ents
r e su lt in g in d is a b le m en t o r d eath , in clu din g d ir e ctio ns-
( a ) to d ete rm in e in a ny c a se w here a n e m plo ye e is e ntit le d to c o m pensa tio n b oth
i n t e rm s o f t h is A ct a n d in te rm s o f th e la w o f a ny s u ch s ta te u nd er t h e la w o f

whic h p arty s u ch e m plo ye e o r h is d epen dants s h all b e e ntit le d to r e co ve r
c o m pensa tio n;
( b ) to a uth o riz e t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l to a llo w e vid en ce t a ke n in a ny s u ch s ta te ,
a nd to o bta in a nd t a ke e vid ence fo r u se in s u ch s ta te o r fo r t h e f a cilit a tio n o f
p ro ce ed in gs f o r t h e r e co ve ry o f c o m pen sa tio n in te rm s o f th e la w o f a ny s u ch
s ta te .
C erta in d ocu m en ts e xem pt f r o m s ta m p d u ty
9 5 . N otw it h sta nd in g a n y p ro vis io n to t h e c o ntr a ry c o n ta in ed in a ny o th er la w , a ny
s w orn s ta te m ent, c e rtif ic a te , r e ce ip t o r o th e r d ocu m ent r e quir e d o r is su ed u n der th is A ct,
s h all b e e xe m pt f r o m s ta m p d uty .
D is clo su re o f i n fo rm atio n
9 6 . ( 1 ) N o p ers o n s h a ll d is clo se a ny in fo rm atio n o bta in e d b y h im in t h e p erfo rm ance
o f h is f u n ctio ns in te rm s o f t h is A ct, e xce p t-
( a ) to th e e xte nt to w hic h it m ay b e n ece ss a ry fo r t h e p ro per a dm in is tr a tio n o f a
p ro vis io n o f th is A ct;
( b ) fo r th e p urp o se s o f th e a dm in is tr a tio n o f ju stic e ; o r
( c ) at th e r e que st o f t h e M in is te r o r a n y o th e r p e rs o n e ntit le d th ere to .
( 2 ) A ny p ers o n w ho c o ntr a ve nes th e p ro vis io ns o f s u b se ctio n ( 1 ) s h all b e g u ilt y o f
a n o ffe nce .
R eg ula tio n s
9 7 . ( 1 ) T he M in is te r m ay m ake r e gu la tio ns, a fte r c o nsu lt a tio n w it h t h e B oard ,
r e gard in g –
( a ) th e p la ce o f m eetin g a nd t h e p ro ce dure to b e f o llo w ed a t a ny m eetin g o f t h e
D ir e cto r-G en era l a n d a sse sso rs o r a t a ny p ro ce e din gs in t e rm s o f t h is A ct w it h
w hic h th e a sse sso rs a re c o nce rn e d, o r a t a ny in ve stig a tio n in te rm s o f th is
A ct;
( b ) su bje ct t o s e ctio n 7 6 , th e f e es p aya b le to m ed ic a l p ra ctit io ners o r
c h ir o pra cto rs in r e sp e ct o f s e rv ic e s r e ndere d in t e rm s o f t h is A ct;
( c ) th e p ro ce dure to b e f o llo w ed in p a yin g a sse ssm en ts a nd fin e s to th e D ir e cto r-
G ene ra l;
( d ) th e p e rs o ns t o w hom , th e p la ce s w here a nd t h e m ann er in w hic h p aym ent o f
a sse ssm ents in t e rm s o f th is A ct s h all b e m ade ;
( e ) th e d e te rm in atio n o f th e a m oun t a nd t h e c o n dit io n s a n d m anne r o f p a ym en t o f
b enefit s t o a ss e sso rs o r c la ss e s o f a sse sso rs ;
( f) th e d is p osa l o f m one ys p aya ble in te rm s o f th is A ct to a ny p ers o n o th er th an
t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l a nd n ot c la im ed w it h in t h e p re scrib ed p e rio d b y th e
p ers o n e ntit le d t h e re to ;
( g ) any m atte r w hic h s h a ll o r m ay b e p re scrib ed b y r e gu la tio n in t e rm s o f t h is A ct;
( h ) any o th er m atte r, w heth er o r n ot c o n necte d w it h a ny m atte r m en tio ned in
p ara gra p hs ( a ) t o ( g ), w hic h h e m ay d eem n ece ssa ry o r e xp e die n t to
p re scrib e in o rd er t o fu rth er th e o bje cts a nd p u rp ose s o f t h is A ct.
( 2 ) D if fe re nt r e gula tio ns m ay b e m ade u n der s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) in r e sp ect o f d if fe re nt
c la sse s o f e m plo ye rs a n d e m plo ye es a nd o f d if fe re nt a re as, a n d th e M in is te r m ay, a fte r
c o nsu lt a tio n w it h t h e B oard , in r e sp ect t h ere of d if f e re ntia te in s u ch m anne r a s h e o r s h e
m ay d eem e xp ed ie nt.

(3 ) A ny p ers o n w ho c o ntr a ve nes o r f a ils to c o m ply w it a n y r e gu la tio n m ade u nd er
s u bse ctio n ( 1 ) s h all b e g u il t y o f a n o ff e n ce a nd lia ble o n c o nvic tio n to a f in e, o r
i m pris o nm ent f o r a p erio d n ot e xc e edin g s ix m onth s.
F als e s ta te m en ts
9 8 . A ny p ers o n w ho in c o nne ctio n w it h a c la im f o r c o m pensa tio n in t e rm s o f t h is
A ct, o r in a ny r e tu rn , n o tic e , r e po rt o r s ta te m ent to b e g iv e n , m ade o r fu rn is h ed in te rm s o f
t h is A ct, m ake s o r c a use s to b e m ade a n y s ta te m ent w hic h is fa ls e in a m ate ria l r e sp ect,
k n ow in g it t o b e fa ls e , s h all b e g u ilt y o f a n o ff e n ce .
P en alt ie s
9 9 . A ny p ers o n w ho is c o n vic te d o f a n o ff e nce in t e rm s o f t h is A ct s h a ll b e li a ble t o a
f in e, o r t o im pris o nm ent f o r a p e rio d n o t e xc e ed in g o n e y e ar.
R ep eal o f la w s
1 0 0. ( 1 ) S ubje ct to th e p ro vis io n s o f th is s e ctio n, t h e la w s s p ecif ie d in S ch e dule 1
a re h ere by r e p eale d to t h e e xte nt s e t o u t in th e th ir d c o lu m n t h e re of.
( 2 ) A ny r e gu la tio n m ade, a ny d ir e ctio n, o rd er o r d ir e ctiv e is su ed , a ny r e que st m ade
o r a ny r e qu ir e m ent p re scrib ed a nd a ny o th er th in g d o ne u nd er a p ro vis io n o f th e
W ork m en s C om pensa tio n A ct, a nd w hic h c o u ld b e m ad e, is s u e d, p re scrib ed o r d o ne
u nd er a p ro vis io n o f th is A ct, s h a ll b e d e em ed to h ave b ee n m ade, is su ed, p re scrib e d o r
d on e u nder th e la st- m entio n ed p ro vis io n.
( 3 ) A ny c la im f o r c o m pensa tio n o r m ed ic a l a id u nde r a la w r e peale d b y s u b se ctio n
( 1 ) in r e sp ect o f a n a ccid ent th at h a ppen ed o r a s ch edule d d is e ase c o ntr a cte d p rio r to t h e
c o m mence m ent o f th is A ct s h all b e d ealt w it h in te rm s o f th e r e peale d la w a s if th is A ct
h ad n o t b ee n p asse d a n d a ny r ig ht o r p riv ile ge a cq uir e d o r a ccru ed u n der s u ch r e pea le d
l a w s h all n ot b e a ffe cte d b y s u ch r e pe al.
S hort t it le a n d c o m men cem en t
1 0 1. ( 1 ) T his A ct s h all b e c a lle d t h e C om pensa tio n f o r O ccu patio nal In ju rie s a nd
D is e a se s A ct, 1 9 93, a nd s h all c o m e in to o pera tio n o n a d ate f ix e d b y t h e S ta te P re sid e nt
b y p ro cla m atio n in th e G aze tte .
( 2 ) D if fe re nt d ate s m ay b e f ix e d u nde r s u b se ctio n ( 1 ) in r e sp ect o f d if f e re nt
p ro vis io ns o f th is A ct.

Sch ed u le 1
L A W S R EP EALE D
N o. a nd y e ar o f la w
T it le Exte n t o f r e peal
A ct N o. 3 0 o f 1 941 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A ct, 1 94 1 The w hole
A ct N o. 2 7 o f 1 945 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 945 T he w hole
A ct N o. 3 6 o f 1 949 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 949 T he w hole
A ct N o. 5 o f 1 9 51 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 951 ‘T he w hole
A ct N o. 5 1 o f 1 956 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 956 T he w hole
A ct N o. 7 o f 1 9 61 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 961 T he w hole
A ct N o. 2 1 o f 1 964 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 964 T he w hole
A ct N o. 5 8 o f 1 967 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 967 T he w hole
A ct N o. 9 o f 1 9 70 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 970 T he w hole
A ct N o. 2 7 o f 1 970 Seco nd B la ck L aw s A m endm en t A ct, 1 970 Sectio n 2
A ct N o. 6 0 o f 1 971 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 971 T he w hole
A te N o. 1 1 o f 1 974 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 974 T he w hole
A ct N o. 2 8 o f 1 977 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 977 T he w hole
A ct N o. 8 o f 1 9 79 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 979 T he w hole
A ct N o. 2 4 o f 1 981 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 981 T he w hole
A ct N o. 2 9 o f 1 984 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 984 T he w hole
A ct N o. 3 5 o f 1 987 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 987 T he w hole
A ct N o. 4 0 o f 1 990 Work m en’s C om pe nsa tio n A m en dm ent A ct, 1 990 T he w hole

Sch ed u le 2

I n ju ry Perc e nta ge o f
perm ane nt
dis a b le m ent
L oss o f t w o li m bs.. … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 1 00
L oss o f b oth h ands, o r o f a ll f in ge rs a nd b o th th um bs .. … … .. … … .. … 1 00
T ota l lo ss o f s ig h t…. .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 1 00
T ota l p ara ly s is … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 1 00
I n ju rie s r e su lt in g in e m plo ye e b e in g p e rm anently b ed rid de n … … .. … 1 00
A ny o th er in ju ry c a usin g p erm an ent t o ta l d is a ble m ent.. … … .. … … .. … 1 00
L oss o f a rm a t s h ould er… … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 6 5
L oss o f a rm b e tw een e lb ow a nd s h o uld e r.. … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 6 5
L oss o f a rm a t e lb o w …. … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 5 5
L oss o f a rm b e tw een w ris t a nd e lb ow … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 5 5
L oss o f h and a t w ris t…. … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 5 0
L oss o f f o u r fin ge rs a nd th um b o f o ne h and … … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 5 0
L oss o f f o u r fin ge rs .. .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 4 0
L oss o f t h um b-b oth p hala nge s … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 2 5
one p h ala n x …. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 1 5
L oss o f in dex fin ge r-th re e p hala nge s …. .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 1 0
tw o p hala nges…. .. … … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 8
one p h ala n x…. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 5
L oss o f m id dle fin ge r-th re e p ha la nge s . … .. … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 8
tw o p hala nges…. … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 6
one p h ala n x…. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 4
L oss o f r in g f in ger- th re e p h ala nges…. … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 6
tw o p hala nges…. … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 5
one p h ala n x …. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 3
L oss o f lit t le f in ge r-th re e p ha la nge s … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 4
tw o p hala nges…. … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 3
one p h ala n x …. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 2
L oss o f m eta ca rp als -fir s t, s e co nd o r th ir d ( a d dit io n al) … … … .. … … … .. 4
fo urth o r fif th ( a ddit io nal) .. .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 2
L oss o f le g-a t h ip .. … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 7 0
betw ee n k n ee a nd h ip … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 4 5 to 7 0
belo w k n ee… … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 3 5 to 4 5
L oss o f t o es-a ll .. … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 1 5
big , b oth p ha la nge s … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 7
big , o ne p h ala nx … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 3
to es o th er t h a n b ig to es-
fo ur t o e s.. … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 7
th re e to es… … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 5
tw o t o e s .. … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 3
one to e …. … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 1
L oss o f e ye -w hole e ye …. … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 3 0
sig ht… .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … 3 0
sig ht e xc e pt p erc e ptio n o f li g h t.. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 3 0
L oss o f h earin g-b oth e ars …. … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 5 0
one e a r … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … … .. … … .. … … … .. … … … .. 7
T ota l p erm ane nt lo ss o f th e u se o f a li m b s h all b e t r e ate d a s th e lo ss o f t h e li m b.

Any in ju ry to t h e le ft a rm o r h and a n d, in th e c a se o f a le ft- h ande d e m plo ye e, to t h e r ig h t
a rm o r h and, m ay in t h e d is cre tio n o f t h e D ir e cto r-G en era l b e r a te d a t n in ety p e r c e n t o f
t h e a bove p e rc e nta ge.
I f th ere a re tw o o r m ore in ju rie s t h e s u m o f t h e p erc e nta ge s fo r s u ch in ju rie s m ay b e
i n cre a se d, in t h e d is cre tio n o f t h e D ir e cto r-G enera l.

Sch ed u le 3

D is e a se s Work

(a ) A ny w ork in vo lv in g t h e h an dlin g o f o r
e xp osu re t o a n y o f t h e f o llo w in g s u bsta n ces
e m an atin g f r o m t h e w ork p la ce c o ncern ed :
P neum oco nis is -fib ro sis o f th e
p are n cym a o f th e lu ng o
rg an ic o r in org a nic f ib ro ge nic d ust
P le ura l t h ic ke nin g c a usin g s ig n if ic a n t
i m pair m ent o f fu nctio n a
sb esto s o r a sb esto s d ust
B ro nch o pulm onary d is e ase meta l c a rb id es ( h ard m eta ls )
B ys sin osis fla x, c o tto n o r s is a l
O ccu p atio na l a sth m a th e s e nsit is in g a ge nts –
(1 ) is o cya nate s
(2 ) p la tin u m , n ic ke l, c o b alt , v a na diu m o r
c h ro m iu m s a lt s
(3 ) h ard en in g a ge nts , in clu din g e poxy r e sin s
(4 ) a cry lic a cid s o r d eriv e d a cry la te s
(5 ) s o ld erin g o r w eld in g fu m es
(6 ) s u bsta nce s f r o m a n im als o r in se cts
(7 ) f u n gi o r s p ore s
(8 ) p ro te oly tic e nzym es
(9 ) o rg a nic d u st
(1 0) v a pou rs o r fu m es o f fo rm ald ehyd e ,
a nhyd rid es, a m in es o r d ia m in es
E xtr in sic a lle rg ic a lv e olit is mould s, fu n ga l sp ore s o r a n y o th er a lle rg e nic
p ro te in ace ou s mate ria l, 2,4 to lu ene -d i-
i s o cya na te s
A ny dis e ase or path olo gic a l
m anif e sta tio n s b
ery ll iu m , ca dm iu m , phosp h oru s, ch ro m iu m ,
m anga nese , ars e n ic , m erc u ry , le ad, flu o rin e,
c a rb on dis u lf id e, c ya nid e, h alo ge n d e riv a tiv e s o f
a li p hatic o r a ro m atic h yd ro ca rb ons, b e n ze ne o r
i t s h o m olo gu es, n it r o – a nd a m in o-d eriv a tiv e s o f
b en ze ne or it s hom olo gu es, nit r o gly ce rin e or
o th er nit r ic acid este rs , hyd ro ca rb ons,
t r in it r o to lu o l, alc o hols , gly c o ls or ke to nes,
a cry la m id e, or any co m poun ds of th e
a fo re m en tio ned s u b sta n ce s
E ro sio n o f th e t is su es o f th e o ra l
c a vit y o r n a sa l c a vit y i
r rit a nts , a lk a lis , a cid s o r f u m es t h e re of
D ys b aris m , in clu din g d e co m pre ssio n
s ic kn ess, b aro -tr a um a o r
o ste one cro sis a
bn orm al a tm osp he ric o r w ate r p re ssu re
A ny d is e ase io n is in g r a d ia tio n fr o m a ny s o urc e
A lle rg ic o r ir rit a nt c o n ta ct d erm atit is dust, li q u id s o r o th er e xte rn al a ge nts o r f a cto rs
M eso th eli o m a o f t h e p le ura o r
p erit o n eum o r o th er m alig n ancy o f t h e
l u n g a
sb esto s o r a sb esto s d ust
M alig n ancy o fth e lu ng, s kin , la ry n x,
m outh c a vit y o r b la dde r c
o al- ta r, p it c h , a sp halt o r b it u m en o r v o la til e s
t h ere of

Malig n ancy o f t h e lu ng, m uco us
m em bra ne o f th e n ose o r a sso cia te d
a ir s in u se s n
ic ke l o r it s c o m poun ds
M alig n ancy o f t h e lu ng hexa va la nt c h ro m iu m c o m po unds, o r b is
c h lo ro m eth yl e th er
A ngio sa rc o m a o f t h e li v e r vin yl c h lo rid e m ono m er
M alig n ancy o f t h e b la dd er 4-a m in o-d ip henyl, b en zid in e, b e ta
n ap hty la m in e , 4 -n it r o -d ip he nyl
L eu ka em ia ben ze ne
M ela n om a o f t h e s kin poly c h lo rin ate d b ip h enyls
T uberc u lo sis o f th e lu n g (1 ) c ry sta ll in e s ili c a ( a lp h a q u artz )
(2 ) m yco b acte riu m tu berc u lo sis o r M OTT S
( m yc o bacte riu m o th er th an tu berc u lo sis )
t r a nsm it t e d t o a n e m plo ye e d u rin g th e
p erfo rm ance o f h ea lt h c a re w ork f r o m a p atie n t
s u ffe rin g f r o m a ctiv e o p en tu berc u lo sis
B ru ce ll o sis bru ce lla a bortu s, s u is o r m ellit e n sis tr a n sm it te d
t h ro ugh co nta ct w it h in fe cte d a nim als o r th eir
p ro du cts
A nth ra x bacil lu s a nth ra cis tr a nsm it te d th ro ugh c o n ta ct
w it h in fe cte d a nim als o r t h e ir p ro du cts
Q -fe ve r co xie lla b urn e ti e m anatin g f r o m in fe cte d
a nim als o r t h eir p ro ducts
B ovin e tu be rc u lo sis myc o bacte riu m b o vis tr a nsm it te d th ro ugh
c o nta ct w it h in fe cte d a nim als o r th eir p ro ducts
R if t V alle y F eve r vir u s t r a n sm it t e d b y in fe cte d a n im als o r th eir
p ro du cts

(b ) A ny w ork i n vo lv in g t h e h an d li n g o f o r
e xp osu re t o a n y o f t h e f o llo w in g:
H earin g im pair m ent exc e ssiv e n ois e
H and -a rm v ib ra tio n s yn dro m e
( R ayn au d’s p hen om eno n) v
ib ra tin g e qu ip m ent
A ny d is e ase d u e to o ve rs tr a in in g o f
m uscu la r te nd onou s in se rtio ns r
e petit iv e m ove m en ts

Sch edu le 4
M AN NER O F C ALC U LA TIN G C O M PEN SATIO N
( i) (ii ) (ii i) (iv ) (v )
I t e m Sectio n Natu re a nd
d e gre e o f
d is a ble m ent N
atu re o f
b enefit s M
an ner o f c a lc u la tin g b enefit s
1 . 47 (1 )(a ) Tem po ra ry to ta l
d is a ble m ent P
erio dic a l
p aym ents 7
5 % o f a n e m plo ye e ‘s m on th ly
e a rn in gs a t th e t im e o f th e
a ccid ent t o a m axim um
c o m pe nsa tio n o f R 6 0 6 4,5 0 p er
m on th
2 . 49 (1 ) Perm an ent
d is a ble m ent o f
3 0 % L
um p s u m 15 t im es th e m onth ly e arn in gs o f
t h e e m plo ye e a t t h e t im e o f t h e
a ccid ent t o a m in m um a n d a
m axim um c o m pe nsa tio n o f
R 12 3 75,0 0 a n d R 67 9 50 , 0 0,
r e sp ectiv e ly
3 . 49 (1 ) Perm an ent
d is a ble m ent o f
l e ss th an 3 0% L
um p s u m An a m ou nt w hic h b ears to a lu m p
s u m c a lc u la te d u nd er it e m 2 th e
s a m e p ro portio n a s th e d eg re e o f
p e rm anen t d is a ble m ent to 3 0%
4 . 49 (1 ) Perm an ent
d is a ble m ent o f
1 0 0% M
on th ly
p ensio n 7
5 % o f a n e m plo ye e ‘s m on th ly
e a rn in gs a t th e t im e o f th e
a ccid ent t o a m in im um a nd a
m axim um c o m pe nsa tio n o f
R 618,7 5a nd R 6 0 64 ,5 0 p e r
m on th , r e sp ectiv e ly ;
5 . 49 (1 ) Perm an ent
d is a ble m ent o f
l e ss th an 1 00%
b u t m ore th an
3 0 % M
on th ly
p ensio n A
m onth ly p en sio n w hic h b ears to
a p e nsio n c a lc u la te d u n der it e m 4
t h e s a m e p ro p ortio n a s th e
d e gre e o f p erm ane nt d is a ble m ent
t o 1 00%
6 . 54 (1 )(a ) Fata l Lum p s u m Tw ic e th e e m plo ye e’s m onth ly
p e nsio n t h at w ould h ave b ee n
p a ya ble t o th e e m plo ye e u nde r
i t e m 4 h ad h e b een to ta lly
p e rm anen tly d is a ble d
7 . 54 (1 )(b ) Fata l Mon th ly
p ensio n 4
0 % o f th e m onth ly p e nsio n th at
w ould h a ve b een p a ya ble to th e
e m plo ye e u n der it e m 4 h ad h e
b e en to ta lly p erm an ently d is a b le d
8 . 54 (1 )(c ) Fata l Mon th ly
p ensio n 2
0 % o f th e m onth ly p e nsio n th at
w ould h a ve b een p aya ble to t h e
e m plo ye e u n der it e m 4 h ad h e
b e en to ta lly p erm an ently
d is a ble d, to e ach c h ild
9 . 54 (1 )(e ) Fata l Lum p s u m Perc e n ta ge d epe nde nce a s
p o rtio n o f R 28 6 80,0 0

10. 54 (2 ) Fata l Fune ra l c o sts A r e aso n able a m ount f o r f u ne ra l
c o sts t o a m axim um o f R 5 3 50,
0 0 o r th e a ctu al a m ount,
w hic h eve r is th e le sse r

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