Illness & Work

Disability or Injury Benefit

Work injuries are divided into four categories: (i) permanent total incapacity (ii) permanent partial incapacity (iii) temporary incapacity and (iv) fatal injury leading to death of a worker. In  the case of permanent total incapacity/disability, the amount payable is 70% of average daily earning for the total period of disability. In the case of permanent partial disability, amount of compensation depends on the assessed degree of disability. If the assessed degree of disability is less than 30%, a lump-sum amount is paid. The maximum partial disability benefit is 84 times the insured's average monthly earnings, according to the assessed degree of disability.In the case of temporary disability, an insured worker after certification  from medical board, can get temporary disablement benefit as 60% of his average daily earning up to 26 weeks. In the case of fatal injury, dependents (widow/widower/minor children/parents) receive survivors' benefit. A lump-sum of twice the deceased worker's average monthly wages are paid to the dependents. A death benefit, for eligible survivors, is also available up to 300,000 shillings.  Read more about Health and Safety.

Medical Care

General medical care, specialist care, medicine, hospitalization and trasportation is available for insured employees. Learn more about Health and Payment.