I was injured at work. Can I claim for compensation?

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    answered on 21/08/2013

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    You can make a claim under the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA). Compensation is payable under WICA on a "no fault basis" as long as an employee suffers an injury arising out of and in the course of his employment. There is a fixed formula in the Act on the amount of compensation to be awarded. WICA covers all employees engaged under a contract of service regardless of salary, but self-employed persons, domestic workers and certain other occupations are not covered. For more information, see http://www.mom.gov.sg/workplace-safety-health/work-injury-compensation/Pages/default.aspx. Alternatively, you may bring a civil suit against your employer if you can prove negligence, but this is likely to be costly and time-consuming.

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