masha explaining to the clientAll employees in the public and private sectors in Mainland Tanzania are covered and hence employers are required by Law to contribute to the Fund on behalf of their employees.

Reasons which led to the Establishment of the Fund

The establishment of the Fund was a result of the Government commitment to address the challenges which existed under the Workmen’s Compensation Ordinance (Cap 263). These challenges were:

  1. The outdated workmen’s compensation Act of 1949 of 1949 which had undergone so many amendments and could not address the current needs of workers when they get injured or contract occupational diseases.
  2. Low levels of amounts given as compensation benefits.
  3. Limited scope of benefits and bureaucracy which led to persistent delays before benefits were eventually paid to beneficiaries.

The Fund has the following objectives:

a) Provision of adequate and equitable compensatiobecome_wcf_membern to beneficiaries when employees suffer occupational injuries or contract occupational diseases.
b) Rehabilitation of employees who have suffered occupational injuries or have contracted occupational diseases in order to assist in restoring their health, independence and participation in society.
c) Providing for a framework for the effective, prompt and empathetic consideration, settlement and payment of compensation benefits to employees and their dependants.
d) Providing for the legal framework for contributions to and payments from the Fund, control and administration of assets of the Fund.
e) Giving effect to international obligations with respect to workers’ compensation.
f) Promotion of prevention of accidents and occupational diseases.

FACTS ABOUT COMPENSATION FUND

Below are facts you need to know about Workers Compensation Fund (WCF), however you can contact or even visit us to get more info and learn more from our officials.

  1. Compensation Fund

    The Fund is responsible for compensating workers who suffer occupational injuries or contract occupational diseases arising out of and in the course of their employment. In case of death of workers, the Fund is responsible for compensating dependants as per set criteria.

  2. Membership And Eligibility

    All employees in the public and private sectors in Mainland Tanzania are covered and hence employers are required by Law to contribute to the Fund on behalf of their employees. click here to learn more about membership…

  3. Terms

    Claimer must be an employee of the institution/firm that he/she is claiming to work with, his/her employer must have contributed to WCF. For death compensation, claimer must be wife/husband/dependant of the deceased worker. After submitting the claim our officials will process it immediately, also WCF will engage doctors and other trained experts in analyzing the claim.

  4. Benefits And Covers

    Claimer will get medical aid and compensation, and for death compensations dependants will get compensation depending on how the employer was contributing. Click here to learn more on benefits..

  5. Process To File A Claim

    Claimer must fill the form attached with doctor/expert report, These are the doctors and experts that have been nominated by WCF and have undergone a special training on how to assess accidents and events for compensations.

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