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Written Answer by Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister for Manpower to Parliamentary Question on uninsured workplace injuries

Notice Paper no. 516 of 2017 for the Sitting on 06 February 2017

Question no. 362 for Written Answer

MP: Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang

To ask the Minister for Manpower for each year of the past three years (a) how many cases of workplace injuries had occurred where the employer had no valid work injury insurance cover on the date of the accident; (b) how many of these cases concluded with a finalised Notice of Assessment awarding compensation for permanent disability; (c) of these, how many employers paid the full amount to the injured employee by the 21st day after the Notice of Assessment was finalised; and (d) how many employers were prosecuted for not having valid work injury insurance in place.

Answer

The following table provides the requested data:

2014

2015

2016

Number of Work Injury Compensation (WIC) Claims awarded

14,733

14,221

15,679

Number of uninsured claims involving employers covered under mandatory WIC insurance

86

83

59

Cases where compensation paid within 21 days from finalised Notice of Assessment

82

75

49

Cases where compensation paid after 21 days from finalised Notice of Assessment

3

6

5

Cases where compensation remain unpaid

1

2

5

The number of employers prosecuted for failing to provide work injury insurance are as follows:

2014

2015

2016

Number of employers prosecuted

4

1

1


Last Updated: 06 February 2017