Sadly, Louis van Assen passed away on the 9th of April 2013 after being ill for quite some time.

Louis' Blog

As a tribute to Louis van Assen’s lifelong contribution to Workers’ Compensation, we have elected to keep his blogs up on our site for all to read. Please read with renewed appreciation these insights derived from his ongoing commitment to a field in which he believed.

November, 2011
I have over the past months presented you with a brief summary of the more important aspects of w
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October, 2011
We have now reached the final column dealing with the more important issues in the COID Act.
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September, 2011
This chapter provides for the legal remedies that are available to all the parties involved in wo
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August, 2011
Although no part of the COIDA can be said to be unimportant, this chapter is regarded by experts
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July, 2011
Medical costs in terms of Chapter VIII of the COIDA were recently labelled by
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June, 2011
From the previous columns I presume that you have mastered principles such as:
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    Compensation Fund’s new system

  1. We can help with reporting occupationally-acquired COVID-19. Clients: Despite the lockdown, please continue to report all your claims to us.
  2. Claim numbers are being issued by the new CompEasy system.  Clients: Please make sure you have received from us and comply with the COVID-19 reporting policy.  
  3. Not all employers are registered and are able to obtain claim numbers. Clients: Please do not feel threatened by demands for confidential claim documents. Send them and the demands only to us.
  4. The new CompEasy is running but is not yet fully functional. Clients: WCA Workers Compensation Assistance continues to support you during the lockdown. We are available on phone, email or online as usual.
  5. We are implementing a new telephone system 19 to 25 March 2020. If they occur, please bear with our teething problems.
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