Compensation Fund

By Dynamitech

As a company it is important that you register with the Workmen’s Compensation Fund in order to insure your workers against occupational disease, injuries and death.

It is important to note that all employers who employ one or more workers need to register with the Workmen’s Compensation Fund and this will need to be done separately for all the different branches within your business, unless you have made arrangements for combined registration.

The compensation for Occupational Injuries and Disease Act applies to all employers and casual and full-time workers to whom, as a result of a workplace accident or work related disease are injured, disabled or killed or become ill.

This excludes employees who are partially disabled for less than 3 days; domestic workers; anyone receiving military training; members of the South African Police Service or South African National Defence Force; any worker who is guilty of willful misconduct, unless seriously disabled or killed; anyone who is employed outside of RSA for 12 or more continuous months and workers working mainly outside the RSA and only temporarily employed in the RSA.