Occupational Health | Western Cape Government

Occupational Health

Claiming compensation for occupational injuries or diseases

If you’re involved in an accident at work or develop an illness caused by your working conditions, you can claim from the Compensation Fund. Here’s what you need to know. You can claim if: 

Department of Labour Website

This site contains detailed information on Unemployment Insurance Fund, including instructions on how to make payments to and how to claim from the Fund. There are also sample documents and forms.

Department of Labour: Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases

This site contains detailed information on claiming compensation for occupational injuries and diseases, including guides explaining how compensation works, forms that need to be completed, current medical tariffs and applicable legislation.

Department of Labour: Occupational Health and Safety

This site contains detailed information on Occupational Health and Safety including the relevant Acts, Forms and Guidelines.

Occupational Health Services

Occupational health is concerned with the health and safety of employees at work. The aim of the occupational health services is to promote a healthy, safe and satisfactory work environment, and a healthy, active and productive worker. However, there are workplaces that are unsafe and that affect the health of the workers.

Reporting a hazardous workplace

The Occupational Health and Safety Act gives workers the right to a healthy and safe work environment. It tells management to set up safety representatives and safety committees in the workplace.