IIDB Benefit: Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
An Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB Benefit) is one which you may be entitled to if you have been injured at work and as such, you are now disabled due to the accident which occurred.
It is a scheme which is paid by the Department for Work and Pensions. An IIDB is paid only for industrial diseases such as noise-induced hearing loss or diseases caused by chemicals at work. There is no requirement to have paid National Insurance contributions to qualify for an IIDB Benefit and you can obtain such a benefit even if you return to work. However, it does not apply to self-employed people.
IIDB Benefit: Medical Assessment
A face to face medical assessment on your disability will be conducted by a doctor who will determine the level of disability you have and whether you will be entitled to the benefit for a fixed period, or for life. The doctor will set a percentage on your disability, which will determine the amount you will be able to claim. For example, if you are found to be 100% disabled, due to an accident at work, then the current rate as of January 2021 is £182 per week. The full rates can be found here.
IIDB Benefit: Application Process
The process of applying for IIDB is by completing a form which can be found on the gov.uk website. There is usually no time limit for claiming for an IIDB Benefit meaning you can claim even if the accident happened more than three years ago. However, the claim will only usually be backdated for three months.
You can challenge the decision made in relation to your IIDB Benefit claim if you do not agree with it, and you have to challenge the decision within one month of it being made. It is important to firstly, ask for a statement of reasons on the decision so you can determine the reasoning.
How Can Beacon Law Assist?
A claim for an IIDB can be complicated, and thus it is important that you seek legal advice.
Beacon Law is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and is a Personal Injury Specialist. We can advise and assist you on your claim for IIDB Benefit. We can advise around the amount you are likely to be entitled to and on whether your disability and circumstances of the accident at work enable you to make a claim.
For further information, you may contact us on 0330 1332 857. Alternatively, you can complete our enquiry form here, and a specialist Solicitor will contact you to discuss your query.