Demonstrate Basic Understanding of the Procedure for Submission of Compensation Claims for Injuries and Occupational Diseases
Provide an overview of the current, relevant legislation pertaining to compensation for occupational injuries and diseases.
Legislation may include, but is not limited to, that pertaining to the compensation of occupational injuries and diseases, occupational health, and safety for all workplaces and industries, including mines.
- Persons entitled and not entitled to compensation are defined in terms of legislation.
- Circumstances under which compensation may be claimed are explained in terms of legislation.
- The nature and degree of disability for which compensation may be awarded are explained in terms of legislation.
- Knowledge of the compensation benefits that are involved is demonstrated in accordance with legislative requirements.
Benefits may include but are not limited to earnings, earnings for assessment, temporary disability, permanent disability, compensation for death or injury, control of the payment of pension, medical treatment, and traveling expenses.
- Implications of not adhering to legislative requirements for the compensation of occupational injuries and diseases are described in relation to the impact on both the EMPLOYER and employee.
Implications include, but are not limited to, fair industrial relations practices, nonacceptance of compensation claims, and penalties (fines) to EMPLOYER.
Describe the compensation procedure for occupational injuries and diseases.
- Reporting processes of injuries and / or occupational diseases are explained in accordance with legislative requirements.
- The importance of the investigation process for occupational injuries and diseases is explained in terms of its impact on the awarding of compensation.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the required claim processes (forms) for submission in accordance with legal requirements.
Forms must include EMPLOYERS report, First medical report, Progress report, Final medical report, Appeal system, Specialist report, Resumption form, Medical accounts.
- The procedure for dealing with compensation for injuries of persons other than employees is explained in terms of legal prescripts.
- Control procedures for the finalisation of compensation claims are explained with examples of effective follow-up activities.
- Knowledge of employee responsibility is demonstrated in accordance with specific requirements.
Employee responsibility must include Reporting of the injury/disease, Treatment, Medical benefit examinations, Lung removal at the time of death, Safe-keeping of occupational health records for forty years.
Complete Compensation Commissioner documentation for occupational injuries and diseases.
- Required documentation for occupational injuries and/or diseases in accordance with legislation are sourced and completed in accordance with legislative requirements.
- The submission of the Compensation Commissioner documentation is explained in terms of expediting its finalisation and a record thereof is stored.
The record-keeping system for completed Compensation Commissioner documentation is explained in terms of accessibility, availability, and regulatory requirements.