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Employee Compensation

For over decades, we have been acting for injured employees to recover employees’ compensation for death or incapacity resulting from work accident. We have extensive experience in advising injured employees whose employment relationship is denied by their employers.

We provide the following services:

  • advising clients on their rights and obligations under the Employees’ Compensation Ordinance;
  • liaising with different parties e.g. the Labour Department, the employer and the insurers to explore settlement;
  • advising on and assisting in legal aid application;
  • pursuing the employees’ compensation claims in court; and
  • making application for payment from the Employees Compensation Assistance Fund in relation to unpaid compensation.

If you would like to know more about our employee compensation practice or how we can help your business, please contact us at (852) 2810 1212 or at insurance_pi@onc.hk.

Please refer to our articles in ‘Knowledge’ - Insurance & Personal Injury

Please refer to our articles in ‘Knowledge’ - Employment, Privacy & Discrimination

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