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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)

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Circular Instruction No. 179 - Compensation for Pulmonary Tuberculosis Associated with Silica Dust Exposure

5. Reporting


The following documentation should be submitted to the Compensation Commissioner or the employer individually liable or the mutual association concerned:

Employer’s Report of an Occupational Disease (W.CL. 1).
First Medical Report in respect of an Occupational Disease (W.CL. 22).
Notice of an Occupational Disease and Claim for Compensation (W.CL. 14).
The laboratory results demonstrating Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Exposure History (W.CL. 110) or an appropriate employment history.
Progress Medical Report in respect of an Occupational Disease (W.CL.26).
Medical report detailing the employee’s symptoms and clinical features.
Final medical report (W.CL.26) and lung function test must be submitted 12 months after completion of treatment of tuberculosis or when the treating medical practitioner considers that no further improvement is anticipated.
Chest X-ray and/or radiology reports where applicable.