Since 1 January 2016, the maximum and minimum compensation limits for death and total permanent incapacity under WICA have been increased. The cap on medical expenses has also been increased.
Higher compensation limits
The maximum and minimum compensation limits for death and total permanent incapacity under WICA, as well as the cap on medical expenses, have been increased.
||Accidents before 1 Jan 2016
||Accidents from 1 Jan 2016
|Total permanent incapacity (PI)
||Up to $30,000 or 1 year from date of accident, whichever first
||Up to $36,000 or 1 year from date of accident, whichever first
Treatments that help injured workers recover faster
Return to Work (RTW) treatments are activities that help injured workers recover and regain their ability to work. RTW activities are claimable as part of WICA medical expenses.
Claimable RTW activities include:
- Case management
- Functional capacity evaluation
- Worksite assessment for purposes of rehabilitating injured workers
Check out our posters on the WICA changes in English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil.