Employment Injury Scheme
Employment Injury Scheme provides protection to an employee against accident or an occupational disease arising out of and in the course of his employment. The protection under this scheme covers the following:
- Industrial accident
- Commuting accident
- on a route between his place of residence or stay and his place of work
- on a journey made for any reason which is directly connected to his employment
- on a journey between his place of work and the place where he takes his meal during any authorized recess
Note : An accident that occurs during any interruption or deviation shall not be deemed to arise out of and in the course of his employment.
- Accident during emergency
Accident which occurs during an emergency at the employer’s premises while in the course of assisting, rescuing, or protecting other people from disaster or danger during an emergency.
- Occupational diseases
Diseases resulted from his occupation as described in the Fifth Schedule of Employees’ Social Security Act 1969.
Amongst the occupational diseases include:
- Loss of hearing due to continuous excessive noise exposure
- Occupational asthma due to work involving constant exposure to the inhalation of dust or harmful chemical and etc
Benefits under The Employment Injury Scheme
Employees suffering from employment injuries or occupational diseases may receive free medical treatment at SOCSO’s panel clinic or Government clinic / hospital until they are fully recovered.
For serious injuries, medical care may be obtained from the Government hospital and the employee is eligible for second class ward treatment. Specialist treatment will be provided, if required.
Employers or employees can claim for reimbursement of expenses incurred in respect of medical treatment at SOCSO’s non-panel clinic. Application can be made to SOCSO and the reimbursement is subject to such condition as determined by the Organisation or according to Fees Act 1951.
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