On July 24, 2015 Minister for Manpower, Lim Swee Say, announced proposed changes to the Work Injury Compensation Act ("WICA"). The key changes announced were:   

  • Increases in compensation limits for death, total permanent incapacity, and medical expenses under the WICA; and
  • The inclusion of treatments that facilitate early return to work as part of claimable medical expenses under WICA. 

The proposed changes have not yet been passed. However, a document titled "Factsheet on Changes to the Work Injury Compensation Act," released by the Ministry of Manpower, states that the proposed increase in compensation limits and increased scope of claimable expenses as described above will come into effect on January 1, 2016.