COIDACompensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (South Africa)
References in periodicals archive ?
The COIDA system for occupational diseases in South African has been functioning poorly for a long time.
Case 1 took 2 years to be finalised after the final report was submitted, a typical experience of occupational disease claimants under COIDA.
In a meeting of the Chief of Operations of the Compensation Fund and a Fund medical officer with the Western Cape Provincial Medical Advisory Panel on 18 February 2008 (unpublished minutes), the Fund's officers acknowledged that few, if any, private pharmacies accepted COIDA prescriptions.
COIDA is based on the principle that employees give up their right to common law remedies against their employer in return for a no-fault insurance system.