ACCF Makes Compensation Payments for Employment Accidents
The Accident Compensation Commission of Fiji has made two further payments of compensation to victims of employment accidents, one for serious injuries and the other for the death of a worker.
The injured worker, Vijay Kumar was assaulted at his workplace by a co-worker. Mr. Kumar suffered traumatic injuries to his left side of the brain, reduced functional movement to left side of his body and scar. He is not able to go back to work since the incident due to the severe injuries. Mr. Kumar was the sole breadwinner for his family. Upon receiving his application and all relevant information, ACCF processed it in a timely manner and assessed his compensation in accordance with the Accident Compensation Act 2017 and Regulations. When receiving his compensation Mr. Kumar thanked the ACCF team and said he was grateful for the compensation since he is not able to work anymore. He said he will use this money for further treatment and wellbeing of his family.
The Accident Compensation Commission of Fiji has also made a payment to the wife of a victim of an employment accident which resulted in the victim’s death.
The deceased was employed on a ship at the time of his death. He was struck by a steel wire during a tugging operation which resulted in his death. After receiving her compensation, the deceased worker’s wife thanked the Commission for the assistance. Since the deceased was the sole bread winner for his family, his wife said she will invest half of the money and the other half she will use to fulfill his wish, that is to renovate and extend his family home.
ACCF has paid a total of $3,076,500.00
for employment accidents.
Victims of motor vehicle, employment and school accidents continue to see the benefits of the no fault compensation scheme which enables payment of compensation without incurring legal costs, without lengthy legal battles and without unreasonable exclusions.
Workers and employers are encouraged to take personal responsibility and all necessary steps to prevent employment accidents.
For enquiries regarding compensation for employment accidents, ACCF can be contacted on 3235990 and www.accf.com.fj