A variety of benefits may be available where you have suffered a personal injury. These include:
- Industrial injuries disablement benefit (IIDB)
- Severe disablement allowance
- Disability living allowance/personal independence payment (DLA/PIP)
- Disability working allowance
- Attendance allowance
- Constant attendance allowance
Entitlement to each type of benefit will be determined by specific rules and may take in to account the severity of the injury and the restrictions arising as a consequence. Some benefits such as IIDB will only be available if you suffered an accident at work or you have developed a prescribed disease as a result of your work.
Your existing income or savings may also be taken in to account for some benefits such as ESA but not others such as IIDB. As a consequence should you suffer a personal injury it is important to contact your local benefits office in order to determine exactly what payments you may be entitled to receive. In addition full details of the benefits available, including terms of eligibility and levels of payment can be found on the Government web site.
Some benefits may need to be repaid from any compensation received from a personal injury claim although this will differ from case to case. Whether any repayment is due from such a claim is determined by the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU).
The compensation you receive as a result of a personal injury claim my affect your entitlement to future state benefits. You may be able to continue to receive such benefits by setting up a personal injury trust.
At Sintons our personal injury specialists can advise you on issues relating to state benefits and how they may affect your claim. All claims for personal injury compensation are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.
To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.