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Cancellation of undertaking of Annual and Project Work Injury Compensation Insurance (WICI) policies

Background

In 2012, all 39 members (General Insurance companies) of the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) signed an undertaking for all Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA) and common law claims occurring at project sites to be covered under the respective project WICI instead of the employer’s annual policy.

Cancellation of Market Agreement:

Effective 1 Jan 2017, the market agreement for all WICA and common law claims occurring at project sites to be paid under Project WICI will be cancelled in respect of accidents occurring on or after 1st January 17.

There were 2 main reasons which lead to the […]

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Thai girl who lost legs after falling onto tracks loses appeal against SMRT and LTA

Thai teenager Nitcharee Peneakchanasak has lost her appeal against an earlier ruling that rail operator SMRT and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) were not at fault for an accident at Ang Mo Kio MRT station in April 2011. The Court of Appeal on Wednesday dismissed the 18-yearold’s claim that SMRT and LTA were negligent by failing to ensure that the station was safe for commuters. She was 14 when she fell onto the tracks at Ang Mo Kio MRT station on April 3, 2011 and was hit by a train pulling in – leading to one leg being severed and […]

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Plastic surgeon Woffles Wu sued for alleged negligence

Well-known plastic surgeon Woffles Wu is being sued by a patient for $400,000 in damages over his alleged negligence in her treatment.
Ms Cherlyn Soh, 47, said she consulted Dr Wu in May 2011 about her visible eyebags, but claimed she was persuaded to undergo facial treatment instead that led to pain, suffering and complications.

Dr Wu, 54, in defence documents filed last month, denied her claims. He said she sought treatment to improve the poor skin condition of her face and they never discussed eyebag treatment.

A High Court pre-trial conference is due next week.

Ms Soh claimed she agreed to Intense Pulsed […]

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Changes To Work Injury Compensation Act

The Ministry of Manpower has announced on its website on 21st November 2011 changes to the Work Injury Compensation Act.
The changes will take effect from 1st June 2012.

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Our Thoughts:

With the increased in compensation limits, there will be potentially higher payout in event of claims.
In view of the higher payout, insurers will have to increase premiums to maintain business viability
At Allegiance, we are committed to source for a competitive and comprehensive coverage for our clients.

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