Work Injury Benefits

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Disability / Work Injury Benefit

Work injuries are divided into four categories: (i) permanent total incapacity (ii) permanent partial incapacity (iii) temporary incapacity and (iv) fatal injury leading to death of a worker.

In the case of permanent incapacity/disability, benefit is 80% of average monthly earnings in the three years before disability began.

In the case of partial disability, if the assessed degree of disability is at least 15%, a percentage of full benefit is paid according to the assessed degree of disability. 

No statutory benefits are provided in the case of temporary disability.

In the case of fatal injury, dependents (widow/disabled widower, children, parents, brothers and sisters) receive survivors' pension. 80% of average monthly earnings in the last years before insured worker's death is paid as survivors' benefit. Survivors' pension can also be paid as lump-sum. Survivor's benefits also include death grant.

Source: Work Injuries Compensation Act 1981; Social Insurance Act 1990, amended in 2008