Improving the Workers’ Compensation System in Malawi
Workers’ compensation in Malawi has faced challenges since its creation in 2000. This policy brief intends to propose 10 recommendations in making the workers compensation regime more efficient and effective. The Ombudsman’s 2018 report following an investigation into delays in processing of workers’ compensation claims provided the basis from which policy can be enhanced to address the pitfalls in the process. At the pinnacle of the recommendations is the fact that processing must be done by a Workers’ Compensation Commission that is well equipped and modernised with an established fund that is solely dedicated to processing of injury and/or death claims.