How much can SOCSO claim for accident?

The amount that can be claimed from SOCSO for an accident or work-related injury in Malaysia depends on several factors, including the severity of the injury, the nature of the disability, and the specific benefits outlined by SOCSO. SOCSO provides various types of benefits related to accidents or work-related incidents:

1. Medical Benefits:

  • Coverage: SOCSO covers medical expenses related to treatment for work-related injuries or illnesses. This includes hospitalization, surgeries, medications, and rehabilitation services directly related to the accident.

2. Temporary Disablement Benefit:

  • Compensation: Provides payments for loss of earning capacity during the period of temporary disablement caused by the accident. The amount is calculated based on the individual’s average daily wages.

3. Permanent Disablement Benefit:

  • Compensation: For permanent loss of earning capacity resulting from a work-related injury. The amount depends on the degree of disability assessed according to SOCSO’s guidelines and regulations.

4. Dependent’s Benefit (in case of death):

  • Dependent’s Pension: Monthly payments to dependents of the insured employee in the event of the employee’s death due to a work-related incident.

Important Considerations:

  • The specific benefits and the amount that can be claimed vary based on the severity and type of injury, the impact on earning capacity, and other factors.
  • SOCSO has guidelines and criteria for assessing disabilities and determining the compensation or benefits applicable to each case.
  • The exact calculation of benefits or compensation from SOCSO for a particular accident would depend on the individual circumstances and the assessment made by SOCSO based on their guidelines and regulations.

It’s advisable to consult with SOCSO directly or refer to their official guidelines for the most accurate and detailed information regarding the benefits that can be claimed for a specific accident or work-related injury. This will provide a clear understanding of the benefits available and the process for claiming these benefits.