ACCF covers cost of medical report for compensation claims – FBC News

The Accident Compensation Board bears the cost of the medical report, says chief executive Parvez Akbar.

During the submission to the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, questions were raised about the delay in obtaining the medical report for compensation purposes.

Committee member Inosi Kuridrani says there is a backlog of medical reports to file claims and accident victims are facing hardship due to these delays.

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He also questioned the cost of the medical report.

Akbar says the Commission bears the cost of the medical report.


“With injuries, doctors follow the AMA guidelines, which are the American Medical Association guidelines for impairment assessment, so what happens in the process, so if someone gets hurt before until a final assessment is made, there is a waiting period of about 18 months, sometimes longer and the reason for this is that they are waiting for the body to heal

Since 2018, the Commission has received 467 workers’ compensation claims.

Thirty-three claims were processed for a death and 434 were compensated for a work accident.

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