When someone is injured on duty in an “accident” as contemplated in section 1 of the COIDA, this accident could result in various conditions and thus different forms of compensation. The expression “compensation” is, therefore, used in the wide sense of the word that is associated with different kinds of benefits. The injury leads to a specific medical condition which determines the nature of the payments of compensation. For the sake of a better understanding of what is to follow in the column let me illustrate how an injury can lead to different kind of benefits:
Temporary total or partial disablement that is the period in which the employee is receiving medical treatment and is unable to work.
- The benefit payable will be 75% of the monthly earnings of the injured taking the earning limit prescribed in item I of Schedule 4 of the COIDA into account.