The Occupational Injuries Benefit Scheme

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:

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