- If an employee sustains an injury or dies as a result of an accident arising out of and in the course of his employment, his Employer is obligated to report his case to Labour Department within 14 days (in case of injury) or 7 days (in case of death) after the accident comes to knowledge by sending the completed the Form 2 or Form 2B. Forms are also available from the Labour Department website labour.gov.hk. or through the Enquiry Service Hotline: 2717 1771
- The Employer is required to pay Periodical Payment to Injured Employee based on relevant sick leave certificate. The Periodical Payment is a monthly payment of four-fifths of the difference between the monthly earnings which the employee was earning at the time of the accident and the monthly earnings which he is earning, or is capable of earning, in some suitable employment or business during the period of the temporary incapacity after the accident.
- The period of absence from duty must be certified to be necessary by a registered medical practitioner, registered Chinese medicine practitioner or registered dentist.
- The Employer is liable to pay the Injured Employee’s medical expenses in respect of medical treatment given by a registered medical practitioner, registered Chinese medicine practitioner, registered dentist, registered physiotherapist, registered occupational therapist or registered chiropractor.
As statutory requirements, medical expenses paid to the injured employee with daily maximum of medical expenses payable as below:
- In-patient treatment: HK$300
- Outpatient treatment: HK$300
- In-patient in a hospital and other than as an in-patient in a hospital on the same day: HK$370