The course from claim submission (by the National Centre for Occupational Health (NCOH)) to compensation (by the Workmen's Compensation Commissioner (WCC)) in 56 cases of occupational disease (OD) was traced.
Success rates were determined and the procedural factors which affect claim outcomes isolated.
Of note are the 22% of claims which remained unresolved 3 years after submission.
The long latent period of ODs causes difficulty in obtaining the employer's corroborating documentation; this was found to be a major factor in the non-resolution of claims.
Active intervention by the NCOH resulted in claim resolution for an additional 9%. These findings support the proposal that the WCC establish a network of access points for workers where assistance from trained staff is available.
Mots-clés Pascal : République Sud Africaine, Homme, Procédure, Compensation, Indemnité dédommagement, Aspect juridique, Aspect économique, Réclamation, Pronostic, Administration publique, Evaluation, Maladie professionnelle, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : South Africa, Human, Procedure, Compensation, Indemnity, Legal aspect, Economic aspect, Protest, Prognosis, Civil service, Evaluation, Occupational disease, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0310230
Code Inist : 002B30B03. Création : 199406.