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Written Answer by Mrs Josephine Teo,Minister for Manpower, to PQ on work injury claims

NOTICE PAPER NO. 2123 FOR THE SITTING ON OR AFTER 1 JUNE 2020
QUESTION NO. 1732 FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

MP: Mr Patrick Tay Teck Guan

To ask the Minister for Manpower what is the annual number of work injury claims reported to the Ministry from 1 January 2010 to 31 May 2020 where the work injury occurred at home while on a remote working arrangement.

Answer:

  1. MOM started tracking work injuries at home since the start of the Circuit Breaker period from 7 April 2020.

  2. Since then, two work injuries were reported to have occurred at home while on remote working arrangements. The claims are currently being examined. As in all work injury claims, it is necessary to determine if the injuries arose out of and in the course of work. Employees with work injuries, including injury sustained while working from home, are eligible for compensation under the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA).