What is Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit?
This is extra money if you are ill or disabled from an accident or disease caused by work.
Can I get Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit?
We use accident to mean an incident or series of incidents at work which were not deliberate and which resulted in personal injury. You can apply at any time for a decision from us on whether your accident was an industrial accident. This is not a claim for benefit. But it may be of help if you decide to claim benefit in the future because of your accident.
What should your employer do?
Your employer has a duty under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to prevent any cases of work-related ULDs from arising, or to do something to prevent existing cases from getting worse.
Reportable diseases include:
Some skin diseases such as occupational dermatitis, skin cancer, chrome ulcer, oil folliculitis/acne;
Lung diseases including: occupational asthma, farmer's lung, pneumoconiosis, asbestosis, mesothelioma;
Infections such as: leptospirosis; hepatitis; tuberculosis; anthrax; legionellosis and tetanus;
Other conditions such as: occupational cancer; certain musculoskeletal disorders; decompression illness and hand-arm vibration syndrome.
8. Cramp of the hand or forearm due to repetitive movements.
Work involving prolonged periods of handwriting, typing or other repetitive movements of the fingers, hand or arm.
9. Subcutaneous cellulitis of the hand (beat hand).
Physically demanding work causing severe or prolonged friction or pressure on the hand.
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