What is disability?
Disability is the reduction of the possibility for:
- ensuring or preserving one’s workplace or
- career advancement
due to the changes in one’s health condition, which may be rectified with treatment or medical rehabilitation measures.
The causes for the occurrence of disability are:
- occupational injury,
- occupational disease,
- non-work-related injury.
If you become disabled, then the disability commission classifies you into one of the three disability categories based on the remaining work capacity:
- if you are no longer able to perform an organised gainful activity or
- if you are no longer able to perform your occupation or you no longer have any remaining work capacity
- if the work capacity for one’s occupation is reduced by fifty percent or more
- if you are no longer capable for full-time work, but you may still perform certain part-time work for at least four hours per day or
- if the work capacity for one’s occupation is reduced by less than fifty percent or
- if you can still perform full-time work in your own occupation, but you are not able to perform work at the workplace at which you have been working.