Under the Occupational Injuries Scheme you may get:
You may get this weekly payment while you are unable to work as a result of an injury you received or a disease you contracted at work. You may only get this benefit for a maximum of 26 weeks.
You may get this benefit as a weekly or four-weekly pension (or, in some cases, as a lump sum), if you have suffered a loss of physical or mental faculty because of an accident at work or a disease contracted at work. You may normally get this payment when Injury Benefit is no longer paid.
You may get Disablement Benefit from the start of incapacity for the following diseases:
- Byssinosis (A.2),
- Pneumoconiosis (A.7),
- Occupational Deafness (A.11), and
- Occupational Asthma (D.1).
You should apply for Disablement Benefit a few weeks before Injury Benefit is due to finish.
If you are capable of work immediately after the accident or disease, you should claim Disablement Benefit within 3 months of the date of the accident or the onset of the disease. If you do not you may lose some benefit.
If you claim Disablement Benefit you may have to attend a medical assessment.
Under the scheme you may get the following Death Benefit payments:
- Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Pension,
- A Guardian's Payment
- Dependent Parent's Pension,or
- Funeral Grant.
You may qualify for relief from certain medical expenses resulting from an accident at work or a disease contracted at work if:
- you are not covered under the Health Acts,
- the expenses are reasonable and necessary.
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