Industrial Injuries Benefits
Industrial Injuries benefit is for people who:
- While carrying out their duties as an employee have received a personal injury.
- Have a prescribed industrial disease, contracted as a result of performing duties while an employee, for example asbestos related diseases, industrial deafness / tinnitus, occupational asthma.
Assessment must show you to have a degree of disablement resulting in an impaired ability to work. You cannot claim Industrial Injuries Benefit if you were self-employed in work that caused your accident. You can receive Industrial Injuries Benefit while still in work and it can be paid in addition to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Industrial Injuries Benefits are not taxable but count as income for determining eligibility for other means tested benefits.
Guide weekly payment as follows:
|Assessed level of disablement||Aged over 18||Aged under 18 with no dependents|
Figures checked for correctness: May 2012