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COVID-19: Business Survival Checklist

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, and more recently, the National Lockdown, the challenges faced by businesses are changing rapidly. Business, employers and employees throughout South Africa, are being forced to adapt to new ways of operating. At estome we have prepared this short checklist to help you navigate these volatile, challenging and unprecedented times.

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Basic Guide to Reporting Occupational Injuries and Diseases

Basic Guide to Reporting Occupational Injuries and Diseases

Workers must notify their employers of an accident immediately. Employers must submit certain documents to the Compensation Commissioner within 7 days of being notified. Compensation claims for occupational injuries are calculated according to the degree of disablement. Disablement caused by the employer’s negligence may result in increased compensation.

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Basic Guide to Compensation Fund Registration

Basic Guide to Compensation Fund Registration

Compensation for occupational injuries is based on the degree of disablement.
All employers must register with the Compensation Fund so that their workers can claim compensation for occupational injuries and diseases. All registered employers (with a few exceptions) pay an annual assessment fee.

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Basic Guide to Compensation Fund Assessment Fees

Basic Guide to Compensation Fund Assessment Fees

All employers must register with the Compensation Fund and pay an annual assessment fee based on their workers’ earnings and the risks associated with the type of work being done. Certain employers do not have to pay assessment fees.

Fees may increase or decrease according to an employer’s accident costs. Employers with low costs may qualify for assessment fee rebates.

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How To Register with the Compensation Fund

How To Register with the Compensation Fund

The Compensation Fund requires employers to register with the Fund. All employers must fill in and send forms with a copy of the registration certificate of the Registrar of Companies or their ID document to register with the fund.

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How To Pay the Compensation Fund

How To Pay the Compensation Fund

The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act requires employers to pay the Compensation Fund. The Compensation Fund sends employers a notice of assessment indicating the amount payable.

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