The Compensation Fund is in the process of reducing its backlog on medical claims and other services.
The fund, which falls under the Department of Labour, provides compensation to workers injured or disabled on duty.
Compensation Fund Commissioner, Vuyo Mafata, explains that nearly R2.6 billion has been paid out in medical claims and R960 million has been distributed to worker funds in the last financial year.
We've come very far [after] a lot of people were complaining about non-payment of benefits.— Vuyo Mafata, Compensation Fund Commissioner
Previously, doctors and other medical practitioners had refused to treat injured workers because of the failure by the fund to settle their claims.
The fund has urged clients and employees to contact them to settle any outstanding matter relating to non-payment or company registrations.
How to contact:
Contact person: Mr Xola Mnene (Director of Customer Care)
Landline: 012 319 9242 / 9495
Sharecall: 0860 105 350
Cellphone: 082 937 2062 (you can also send sms and “please call me” )
e-mail: Customercare@labour.gov.za or firstname.lastname@example.org
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