Avoiding the Pitfall of Work Injury Compensation Act

Learning Overview

The Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) came into effect on 1 April 2008. Despite the passing of years, it remains a significant piece of legislation, for both the employer and the employee. 

WICA safeguards the interests of injured employees and aims to deter non payment (or delayed payment) of compensation by irresponsible employers. At the same time, it seeks to protect employers against fraudulent claims by errant employees. 

This workshop seeks to provide insights into WICA, both from a legal and HR perspective so that employer-employee compensation issues can be managed in a holistic manner.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the rationale and usefulness of WICA 
  • Identify the categories of persons and types of compensation covered by WICA 
  • Learn how to calculate compensation benefits under WICA 
  • Understand the procedures for accident reporting and claims under WICA 

Learning Outline

  • Overview of WICA 
  • Persons who Can Claim Compensation under WICA 
  • Compensation Benefits and Maximum Amount of Claims under WICA 
  • Accident Reporting Requirements under WICA 
  • Process for Filing a Claim under WICA 
  • Disputes over the Compensation 
  • Penalties for Delayed or Non-Payment by Employer 
  • Function of Work Injury Compensation Medical Board 

Who Will Benefit

Business owners, managers and HR practitioners and those working in the HR arena who need to understand the importance of Work Compensation, and its legal significance. 

Profile of Trainer

Candy Lee is a seasoned HR practitioner with over 17 years of strategic and operational HR experience, specializing in all aspects of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development and Industrial Relations. She has been trained in Problem Based Learning with Republic Polytechnic and worked with multi-national companies such as Singapore Power, NatSteel Asia Limited, Carrier Transicold Pte Ltd and Symrise Asia Pacific. Candy received her Master of Arts from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) majoring in Communication Studies.


1 day


A highly interactive course based on lecture, activities, videos and discussion.

Other Information

Note: SkillsFuture Funding available

Course Calendar

Schedule Dates Duration SHRI Member Non-Member  
09 Nov 2018 1 Day   S$300.00  S$380.00  Registration

Course fees are subject to the prevailing GST charge. All information is correct at the time of publication. SHRICORP reserves the right to amend any of the above information if necessary.


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