Injury on Duty Form – better known as the W.CL. 2 Form
The Injury on Duty Form that must be used to report an occupational injury is the W.CL.2. It is the employer who must fill in the form to claim compensation from relevant authorities for an employee who has suffered an occupational injury. To avoid the stress associated with the paperwork and concerns of ending up being non-compliant due to lack of knowledge, I will discuss in today's blog what information is required when filling in the form.
What information in required on a W.CL. 2 Form
When filling in the Injury on a W.CL. 2 Form, a lot of information is required about the employer, the company and the employee/s involved. This includes the company contact details, location as well as its registration number with the Compensation Commissioner. Employers will also be required to state the nature of their business.
Employers are obliged by law to pay injured employees compensation for the first three months of their injury or sick leave. However, employers are requested to state in the Injury on Duty Form if they are prepared to make additional compensation payments after that period. If they have already paid the earnings, they must state the amount and length of such payment.
Employers must state the days the employee used to work, the last date they reported for duty, whether they completed their shift on the last day and the date they resumed work. If the employee got killed, the employer must provide contact details of the dependents.
Details of any history of incident and previous compensation paid to the employee should be indicated in the Injury on Duty Form. This includes the details of the medical practitioner who treated the employee, the medical treatment the employee was given as well as the place where s/he was treated.
The Compensation Commissioner also wants to know the cause of the accident and whether there was anything that contributed to it. Personal details of witnesses or anyone who was aware of the accident are also required. Employers must, furthermore, indicate the number of other employees who were injured in the same accident (if any) and the name of the police station if the incident was investigated. If it was a road accident, registration details of the vehicles must be provided.
Full personal details of the employee must be filled in the Injury on Duty Form. Indication of the citizenship of the employee, period of employment and expected period of disablement are all required. The employer must indicate the remuneration of the employee at the time of incident as well as all allowances entitled to.
The place, date and time when the incident occurred and when it was reported must be stated. The task which was being performed at the time of incident should be stated. The experience of the employee in doing that particular task and if the employee's action were in line with correct protocol must be filled in the form.
The above are some of the most essential information that employers are expected to provide when filling in an Injury on Duty Form. However, there is more other information required. Because of the nature of their responsibilities, most employers do not have the full above-required information about their employees and their working activities.
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