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What Benefits should I receive if I am injured at work ?

What Benefits should I receive if I am injured at work? 

Here, we explain what pay and benefits you will be entitled to during your recovery.

Am I entitled to contractual sick pay?

Some employers will agree to pay your usual daily or hourly rate whilst you are off sick. Each employer’s sick pay rules and conditions will differ.

Am I entitled to Statutory Sick Pay?

You are legally entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP):

  • You are sick for a period of 4 full days in a row
  • You earn at least £120 per week.

As long as your circumstances meet the above criteria you will be entitled to claim sick pay of £95.85 per week, for up to 28 weeks.

Who isn’t entitled to Statutory Sick Pay?

You won’t be entitled to SSP if you:

  • Are self-employed.
  • Are an agricultural worker.
  • Are receiving statutory maternity pay.
  • Are currently pregnant, with a pregnancy-related illness and your baby is due in 4 weeks or less?
  • Gave birth within the last 14 weeks, or within the last 18 weeks if your baby was born over 4 weeks early.


What is Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit?

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) covers those who become ill or are left disabled due to an accident at work, or through contracting an industrial disease.

How do I know if I am eligible to claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit?

If you developed a disease as a result of your work you may be able to claim IIDB. There are over 70 diseases covered by the benefit scheme including:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Industrial deafness
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Vibration White Finger
  • Asbestosis or Mesothelioma
  • Unilateral or bilateral diffuse pleural thickening.

For more information on how to claim visit the website.

What should I do if I have an accident at work?

Corries Solicitors handle work accidents on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that you do not pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful. Our friendly experts are here to help you through the claims process. For a free consultation call Corries Solicitors at 01904 527430 or contact us online

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“I don’t think I could have coped without you and your professionalism especially on the day of the final inquest which was particularly harrowing for me. Your kindness and patience towards my father, whilst he was ill, was also very much appreciated. I have and will continue to recommend you to friends, colleagues and family for your services."

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Mr Cawthon, Copmanthorpe.

“I thank you most sincerely for all the effort you put in on my behalf. I hope your employers are proud of the fact you work so efficiently and to such high standards.”

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“I am very happy that this claim is now finally settled and thank you so much for the service you provided. It was exemplary. And you have been most patient with my numerous phone calls.”

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June Abbott, York.

“Thank you for handling Peters claim and getting settlement.”

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Kevin Ashton, Huntington.

“Thank you for the cheque for £19,000 in settlement of my claim. Fingers crossed there will not be any further accidents; however I would like to thank you for the professional manner in which you dealt with my accident claim. The most important part of a solicitor's job is communication and I must thank you for the way you kept me updated on what was going on.”

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“Just to update you. The cheque has arrived. Many thanks for all the hard work you put in to bring things to a positive conclusion. It was refreshingly straight forward and easy to work with you during a challenging time for us all. Thanks for your empathy, help and support.”

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"I have to say the service provided by you was excellent, being able to keep in contact and have that professional support is not something we often see and from my experience not a service provided by all solicitors. The last 12 months have been difficult but having your support has made the journey easier. Please pass on our thanks to Howard."

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"Thanks to you and your staff for all your work and time you have given our case. Thank you for your service and I would recommend your company to anyone who asked."

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"Thanks again for all your efforts and I am sure you will realise from my reaction how happy my family are with this fantastic outcome. Your service has been fantastic from start to finish"

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