Work Injury Compensation Act Workshop

Event Date: 18 July 2024
Event Time: 9am – 5pm
Location:  Holiday Inn Atrium Singapore, with Buffet lunch (halal) and 2 coffee breaks

By Martin Gabriel, Chairman, HRmatters21 Committee
Fees: S$550.00 (GST will not be applicable)

This one day workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the WICA. Differences between using the Work Injury Compensation Act and filing a complaint through common law will be discussed and explored. Participants will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the WICA processes. Participants will also be able to apply the relevant provisions, and to interpret & define what constitutes a work injury. The workshop will also share how the Writ of Summons process, which is typical in common law works.

Course Outline

  • Scope of coverage
  • New!! Summary of changes will be in phases from 1st Jan 2020 up to 1 April 2021
  • Accident reporting
  • New Claim procedures for MOM appointed insurance companies
  • Claims to medical leave and wages – New claim ceiling from 1st Jan 2020, including for light-duties
  • Compensation entitlement
  • Permanent Incapacity & Notice of Assessment
  • Insurance
  • Limits of claim
  • Common Law
    • Scope of coverage
    • Common law option
    • Common law process
    • Law of negligence

Workshop Leader

Martin Gabriel began his career with the Ministry of Manpower as an Inspector enforcing the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act. His 3 years with the Ministry provided Martin with the experience of understanding labour regulations and was an inspiration in his decision to make Human Resources his career after leaving the government service.

With more than 20 years of experience as a HR Practitioner, Martin embarked upon forming a HR community that is the biggest, and most vibrant in Singapore. Martin is presently the Chairman and founder of HRmatters21, an online HR interest group which provides a vibrant forum with HR issues being discussed. As a Senior HR Consultant / Advisor, Martin provides advice & consultancy to numerous companies in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Martin is also involved in the development of Human Resources in Singapore.

With his vast experience in Human Resources, he has been engaged by many companies to draft or review their HR policies and employment contracts.

Martin’s experience has also expanded into training. To date, over 6,000 HR personnel and Managers from Non-HR functions have attended his training programmes. Martin holds a Bachelor of Commerce with double major from the University of Tasmania and a Diploma in HRM.

Martin can be contacted at the following e-mail:

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