Employees to be properly documented: ACCF

April 28, 2022 5:30 am

Accident Compensation Commission Chief Executive, Parvez Akbar. [File Photo]

The Accident Compensation Commission says when employers engage someone to work, they need to properly document the employee.

Chief Executive Parvez Akbar says there is a need for this document to reflect the working arrangement of the employee, which could assist the Commission in light of any workplace accident.

During a submission to the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, Commission Chief Executive Parvez Akbar was questioned on whether casual workers are liable for any entitlement upon workplace injuries.

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“With employment accidents, it got to arise out of a cause of employment so it has to be work related and they actually got to be a worker so there is an agreement in place that they are a worker and if they can establish themselves than they will be entitled to compensation.”

Since 2018, the Commission has received 467 applications for employment-related accidents.

Thirty-three applications were processed for death, and 434 were paid for a workplace injury.