WORKER’S/SUPERVISOR’S ROLE IN THE PROCESS
When a claim is required, the injured worker or his supervisor reports the accident to the employer within one month. The Act does not, however, stop any injured workmen from reporting an injury directly to the Commissioner’s official within the specified time frame.
THE EMPLOYER’S ROLE
The employer also make arrangements for medical treatment and obtains the final medical report. He also provides the statement of worker’s earnings for the twelve (12) months preceding the accident and reports the accident to the Commissioner of Injuries.
THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S ROLE
The Commissioner of Injuries ensures that his office makes an initial investigation into the reported accident, determines the legitimacy of the claim for compensation and subsequently refers claim to SSHFC with all relevant documentation for settlement.
THE ROLE OF THE MEDICAL AUTHORITY
The Medical Authority provides treatment to the Injured worker, conducts medical examination and determines the the percentage incapacity in case of injuries unspecified in the schedule to the Act which become basis for determinations of the compensation due.
THE ROLE OF SSHFC IN THE PROCESS
Upon receipt of a claim file from the office of the Commissioner of Injuries, the SSHFC as trustee of the fund verifies the claim to establish validity of claim, pays injured workmen or his/her survivors the compensation due.