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Occupational Injuries and Diseases Legal Update

and Claims Management

Course

 

 

22 October 2020 (08:30 – 16:00) Interactive Online Course (Fully Booked)

20 November 2020 (08:30 – 16:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

Online Booking Form

 

 

  Click here to download registration forms for 20 November 2020 (09:00 - 16:00) Interactive Online Course

 

 

The course includes an explanation of:

  • New COIDA Amendment Bill, 2020

  • Lates directive - Compensation for Workplace-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

  • Comparison between the current COID Act and the COIDA Amendment Bill, 2020

  • COID Act prescriptions and claim requirements

  • Update on the latest COID schedules and notices

 

Course Content

 

Module 1: Overview of COID legislation

  • Compensation and legislation in South Africa

  • Aim of the COID Act and the latest COID Amendment Bill 2020

  • The main objective of the COID Act and the COID Amendment Bill 2020

  • Compensation process and purpose of the COID Amendment Bill 2020

  • Protection of employers against claims from employees and dependents

  • The Compensation Commissioner and the Compensation Fund

 

Module 2: Employers, licensees, contractors and sub-contractor’s

  • Employer and licensee criteria

  • Registration of employers, contractors and sub-contractors

  • Letter of good standing

 

Module 3: Right to compensation

  • Defining compensation

  • Categories of persons who are entitled to compensation

  • Employees, dependants and sea personnel

 

Module 4: Occupational accidents and diseases

  • Criteria for occupational accidents

  • Defining of an occupational injury, accidents, injuries on duty and occupational diseases

  • Travelling to and from work

  • Criteria for occupational diseases

  • Defining of an occupational disease, scheduled and non-scheduled diseases

  • Accidents during training for or performance of emergency services

  • Accidents outside the republic

 

Module 5: Assessment tariffs and payments to the Compensation Fund

  • Liability towards the payment of compensation

  • Calculation of assessment fees, assessment classes and assessment tariffs

  • Return of Earnings (ROE) and merit rebates

 

Module 6: Calculation of earnings, selection of medical service providers and accounts

  • Calculation of the earnings of an employee

  • Medical examinations (employee and the medical practitioner, submitting to medical examinations)

  • Rehabilitation and re-integration

 

Module 7: Prescribed documentation to be submitted by employers to the Compensation Fund in administration of the claim’s adjudication processes

  • Reporting of occupational injuries and occupational diseases to the Compensation Fund

  • Employer and employee duties

  • Documents required for the reporting of occupational injuries and diseases

  • Practical guidelines for the registration of occupational injuries and diseases

  • Required IOD and occupational diseases forms/ reports (W.Cl)

  • Adjudication process and benefits management

  • Medical aid

  • Refunds to employers and employees

  • Awarding of claims and the re-opening of claims

  • Different types of benefits (permanent disability, temporary disability, death benefits)

  • Medical expenses and conveyance of injured employees

  • Additional compensation

  • Rehabilitation and re-integration

  • Employees requiring constant help

 

Module 8: Legal rules, inquiries, fines and penalties

  • Legal rules

  • Circumstances in which Commissioner may repudiate claims

  • Recovery of damages and compensation paid from third parties

  • Inquiry by the Commissioner into an accident

  • Record keeping

  • Fines, penalties and objections

 

Module 9: Inspection, compliance and enforcement

  • Inspections, compliance and enforcement

  • Contact details of the Compensation Fund

 

Module 10: Compensation for Workplace-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

  • Directive on Compensation for Workplace-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

  • COVID-19 as an occupational disease

  • Diagnosis and requirements for COVID-19

  • Occupational risk classification

  • Impairment, benefits and reporting

 

Purpose of the course:

To explain the legal prescriptions pertaining to the current Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (Act 130 of 1993), the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Disease Amendment Bill (2020) and the Directive on Compensation for Workplace-Acquired Novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in a simple and understandable manner.

 

This course provides a detailed explanation; step by step guides and examples on the different processes and procedures to follow when dealing with occupational injuries and diseases (including COVID-19), the identification of problems and the registration of claims as well as the completion of prescribed documentation.

 

Who should attend?

The course is intended for people who work with COIDA in the Insurance Sector, HR Administrators, HR Managers, COIDA Administrators and Representatives, Health and Safety Committee Members, Health and Safety Representatives, OHS Managers, Occupational Health Practitioners; Medical Practitioners and Shop Stewards.

 

Price: 

  • R 2290 (incl. Vat) per delegate

  • Price include course material, certificates

 

For further information contact:

Deidre at telephone: (012) 666 8284/ 083 556 9407

Fax: (086) 547 2636 or (012) 661 1411

Mail: 

 

Online Booking Form

 

Click here to download registration forms for 20 November 2020 (09:00 - 16:00) Interactive Online Course  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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