Have you been injured on a building construction or maintenance project? Even if your claim has been paid by the Compensation Fund, you may still be entitled to a further settlement in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
You Have Rights!
By law, a property manager or owner has to provide a safe and healthy working environment. If you were injured because of negligence on site, we can help.
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Contact us if you have received a settlement of over R80 000 from the Compensation Fund. Let us know of any financial impact suffered that was not covered and how your injury came about. If your case meets requirements, Impi can make a claim on your behalf.
The Act has changed - You can now claim.
The Occupational Health and Safety Act was updated in 2014. It now includes protection for workers on building sites. It states that:
- All workers must be provided with adequate resources to do their work safely and without harm to their health.
- Information identifying any inherent and workplace hazards must be given to all workers. This includes advice of any known hazards prior to and during their work.
- This information must be available in the Health and Safety file for the property
If construction/maintenance workers are injured on site the Owner, Property Manager and others can be held civilly liable if they have failed to comply with the Act. This applies to all buildings except single story residential properties that are not rented out.