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Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) 2019: Practical Applications and Essential Updates

Expert Speaker K. K. Lim

$535.00 (including GST)

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Overview

Under the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA), an employer is liable to pay work injury compensation (WIC) to employees , as long as their injury is from an accident arising out of and in the course of employment, regardless of who is at fault and even if the employee has left the company. 

In January 2019, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) released a public consultation paper on the proposed amendments to WICA, which provides injured employees with a lower-cost and speedier way to claim WIC. This workshop will cover the key proposed changes and their implications to the employers.

This workshop will also cover key learning principles from WICA decisions to help you to avoid the legal pitfalls in the application of the Act in your work environment. 

Programme Outline

  • Overview of WICA
  • Current claim process and filing objections to WIC claims
  • WICA mandated responsibilities for employers
  • Limitations to work injury compensation scheme
  • Common law principles applicable to employers such as vicarious liabilities
  • Permanent incapacity & compensation
  • Decided WICA legal cases and learning principles
  • Proposed amendments to WICA including insurance pay-outs and claims
  • Summary 
  • Q&As

Target Audience

  • HR professionals involved in managing WICA related claims
  • Directors of companies especially those in labour intensive sector
  • Compensation insurance professionals and brokers

Expert Speaker

K. K. Lim
Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore) 
Eversheds Harry Elias LLP

Prior to being called to the Singapore Bar, KK has worked in both public and private sectors, in technology, market strategy research and information security consulting. KK regularly conducts training for companies in data protection and employment laws and has represented work injury compensation matters before the Commissioner of Labour.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Psychology (University of Texas at Austin), a Bachelor of Laws (Monash University), a Master of Laws (National University of Singapore) and a Specialist Diploma in Information Systems Security (Temasek Polytechnic). He is also qualified as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and is an Adjunct Faculty member of two public universities in Singapore.  

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