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WHAT IS WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ?
Workmen's compensation is a compensation for injury to an employee or worker arising out of and in the course of employment that is paid to the worker or dependants.
The employer will have to purchase a workmen's compensation insurance for workmen's compensation claims by injured employees or workers.
WHAT IS THE LAW GOVERNING THE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION IN MALAYSIA ?
The Workmen's Compensation Act 1952.
This Act provides for the compensation payment to an injured employee or worker arising out of and in the course of employment or contracting occupational disease.
Where the employee or worker dies in the event of fatal accident or contracting an occupational disease or in the course and arising out of performing his duty or work, the Workmen's Compensation Act 1952 provides for the compensation payment to the worker's dependants.
This Act is administered by the Department of Labour and applies throughout Malaysia.
WHO IS COVERED UNDER THE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ACT 1952 ?
Malaysian workers are no longer covered under the Workmen's Compensation Act 1952 with effective from 1st July 1992. Local workers will be covered under the Employees Social Security Act 1969.
Only foreign workers are covered under this Act in respect of compensation for employment injury as well as non-employment injury vide Workmen's Compensation (Foreign Worker's Scheme) (Insurance) Order 1993.
This Act applies to foreign workers