INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COURT OF MALAWI
NO. IRC 56 OF 2007
SMALLHOLDER COFFEE FARMERS TRUST
Zibelu Banda (Ms); Chairperson
for the Respondent
hearing the applicant; the court finds that
the cause of action involves occupational injuries. The applicant
claims that he was injured in a road accident
in the course of work.
He is seeking compensation under the Workers Compensation Act.
action is brought to the wrong forum. The Industrial Relations Court
has no jurisdiction under the Workers Compensation Act
such cases. This action falls within the jurisdiction of the Chief
applicant may try to lodge this claim with the Chief Resident
Magistrate Court, which Court is mandated to hear such cases on
appeal from the order of the Workers Compensation Commissioner
this 31st day of January 2007 at MZUZU.