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Accident Compensation Commission of Fiji pays $75,000 to partner of deceased Security Officer

Accident Compensation Commission of Fiji pays $75,000 to partner of deceased Security Officer

By Dhanjay Deo
Thursday 19/09/2019
Commission’s CEO Parvez Akbar

The Accident Compensation Commission of Fiji has paid $75,000 to the partner of the Security Officer whose body was discovered at Energy Fiji Limited’s Deuba Power Station in February this year.

This is the first payment made by the Commission which relates to an employment accident.

This has resulted after the extension of the no-fault compensation scheme to employment accidents which came into force on the 1st of January this year.

Commission’s CEO Parvez Akbar says it is alleged that the deceased worker was murdered while on duty.

He says upon receiving the application from his partner with all relevant information, they processed it in a timely manner and assessed his compensation in accordance with the Accident Compensation Act 2017 and Regulations.

Akbar says this is a good example of an applicant receiving compensation without having to prove fault and avoiding long protracted legal proceedings.

Under the Accident Compensation (Employment Accidents) Regulations 2018, compensation is payable for injuries or death as a result of an accident arising out of and in the course of

employment.

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