You will get Injury Benefit directly without any deduction of tax. However Injury Benefit (excluding any qualified child(ren) increases), is considered as income for income tax purposes. The first six weeks of Injury Benefit in each tax year is not reckonable for income tax purposes.
If you are employed, your employer will take your Injury Benefit into account for PAYE purposes.
If you are unemployed or become unemployed, Revenue will take account of the amount of your Injury Benefit, where relevant, when they adjust your tax credits or review the tax affairs of your spouse or partner.
More information on the taxation of Injury Benefit is available at your local tax office or on the internet at