Processing your Claims under the Nigerian Employee Compensation Scheme

  1. Employees of Employers that are compliant with their contribution obligations under the Employer Compensation Act (ECA) are entitled to be compensated by the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) in the event of: injury, accidents, mental stress, terminal illnesses or death (altogether “Compensable Event”).

2. The Compensable Event must have occurred in or arisen from the Employee’s work for the Employer.

3. An Employee should within 7 days of a Compensable Event (other than death) make a report to the Employer using the ECS.MR01 (Medical Report for Accident/Occupational Disease) form (Medical Report Form). The Medical Report Form must be certified by the Medical Practitioner who examined the Employee.