Every year there are over half a million work-place injuries. Another 1.3 million people are suffering from an illness caused by their work

If people are injured or made ill because of their employer’s negligence then they should be entitled to compensation for any loss or suffering. Trade union safety representatives can encourage workers to claim and refer them to their union who will be able to assist them.

All trade unions provide legal advice and support for pursuing compensation claims for occupational injuries and work-related diseases. Increasingly unions also provide legal support for non work-related issued workers and their families, including road traffic accidents.

Resources

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit - a guide to claiming (PDF)

The Compensation Myth: 7 myths surrounding compensation in the workplace