Can I make a claim for a personal injury at work?

Yes. You may be entitled to recover compensation from your employer if you are injured at work, or suffer ill health as a result of the job you do. Compensation can be awarded for the injury itself ('pain and suffering') and for your financial losses and expenses caused by the injury.

You may also be eligible for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.