An employee who is injured at work is entitled to compensation unless the injury was caused by his own negligence.

An employee who is injured at work is entitled to compensation unless the injury was caused by his own negligence. Section 10 of the Work Injury Benefits Act relates to the right of compensation and deals with the right of employees to compensation. It also highlights the circumstances under which that employee’s entitlement to compensation may not be there due to the employee’s own contribution to the injury or the fact that during the time of the injury, the employee was not conducting an official designated task. This could be indicated by the fact that at the time when the employee got injured, or eve died, he/she could have been doing something in contravention of law or instructions or without having been given instructions to undertake that task. This provision further explains that the law will consider the act of moving to and from work to be in the course of the employees employment. This means that if someone is injured as they were travelling by bus to work, that in injury will be considered to have taken place in the ‘course of employment and therefore he/she will be entitled to compensation.

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