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

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Circular Instruction No. 180 - Compensation of Work-related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULDs)

4. Benefits


Benefits will be payable according to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act number 130 of 1993), as amended.


Temporary total disablement


Payment for reasonable temporary total or partial disablement will be made on the basis of medical reports for as long as such disablement continues for a period not exceeding 24 months.


Permanent disablement


Permanent disablement will be assessed when a Final Medical Report is received, after a reasonable recovery period not exceeding 24 months, and failure to perform work effectively after the appropriate course of treatment and rehabilitation.


Medical aid


Medical expenses shall be provided for a period of not more than 24 months from the date of the diagnosis. This period may be extended if, in the opinion of the Director General, further medical aid will reduce the extent of the disablement. The medical aid covers the costs of diagnosing a WRULD and any necessary treatment provided by any healthcare provider. The Compensation Commissioner will decide on the need for the nature and the sufficiency of the medical aid supplied.