The Occupational Injuries Benefit Scheme is a group of benefits for people injured or incapacitated by an accident at work or while travelling directly to or from work. The scheme also covers people who have contracted a disease as a result of the type of work they do. There are a number of benefits available and there are different conditions attached to each benefit.
The benefits are:
- Injury Benefit
- Disablement Benefit
- Incapacity Supplement
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Medical Care Scheme.
There are also death benefits under this scheme:
- Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Pension (paid at a higher rate than the ordinary Contributory Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Pension)
- Guardian’s Payment
- Funeral Grant