National Statistics

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit quarterly statistics: September 2013

Statistics on claims paid under the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit scheme to September 2013.

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This publication provides quarterly statistics on claims paid under the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) scheme up to the end of September 2013.

To get the basic benefit the customer needs a medical assessment of the degree of their disability caused by the injury or disease. This is expressed as a percentage. A customer who claimed IIDB before 1 October 1986 and was assessed as being between 1% and 19% disabled normally got a lump sum gratuity. How much they got depended on the degree of their disability and the period of assessment.

Since 1 October 1986 any claim resulting in an assessment of less than 14% disabled does not normally attract benefit, unless the disability is caused by pneumoconiosis, byssinosis, or diffuse mesothelioma. If a customer claims benefit for more than one industrial accident or disease the assessments may be added together and benefit awarded on the total.

If a customer is assessed as being 14% disabled or more, they will be paid a weekly disablement pension. How much they get depends on the percentage of their disability. If they are assessed as being:

  • 14% to 19% disabled, they are paid at the 20% rate
  • over 20% disabled their assessments are rounded up or down to the nearest 10% – for example 34% would be rounded down to 30%, and 35% would be rounded up to 40%

Benefit can only be paid in respect of occupational deafness if the assessment is 20% or more.

The customer’s occupation or any loss of earnings are not taken into account in the assessment of their disability, but they may get allowances added to their basic benefit .

If the customer is entitled to other social security benefits, these will be paid as well as IIDB.

Contents

Section 1: Industrial Injuries time series

IIDB 1.1 Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and Reduced Earnings Allowance in payment by type of assessments payable

IIDB 1.2 Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and Reduced Earnings Allowance in payment by average weekly amount payable

IIDB 1.3 Industrial injury assessments in payment by prescribed disease

IIDB 1.4 Industrial injury assessments in payment by cause of accident

IIDB 1.5 New industrial injury claims by type of claim

IIDB 1.6 Industrial injury new prescribed disease and accident claims by Government Office Region

IIDB 1.7 Industrial injury new prescribed disease claims by prescribed disease

IIDB 1.8 Industrial injury new accident claims by cause of accident

IIDB 1.9 Industrial injury first diagnosed prescribed diseases all assessments by payability and success rate, against all assessments made in the quarter

IIDB 1.10 Industrial injury first diagnosed prescribed diseases all assessments by type of disease

IIDB 1.10A Industrial injury first diagnosed prescribed diseases all assessments resulting in payment by type of disease

IIDB 1.11 Industrial injury first diagnosed prescribed diseases all assessments by standard industry classification

IIDB 1.11A Industrial injury first diagnosed prescribed diseases all assessments resulting in payment and standard industry classification

IIDB 1.12 Industrial injury first diagnosed prescribed diseases assessed relating to asbestos

IIDB 1.12A Industrial injury first diagnosed prescribed diseases all assessments resulting in payment relating to asbestos

Section 2: Industrial injury new claims and first diagnosed assessments within the quarter

IIDB 2.1 Industrial Injury Disablement Benefit and Reduced Earnings Allowance in payment at September 2013, by type of assessments payable, by sex and age group

IIDB 2.2 Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and Reduced Earnings Allowance in payment at September 2013, by type of assessments payable and Government Office Region

IIDB 2.3 Industrial injury claims in the quarter ending September 2013, by type of claim, country, sex and age group

IIDB 2.4 Industrial injury claim decisions made in the quarter ending September 2013, by type and outcome

IIDB 2.5 Industrial injury first diagnosed all assessments in the quarter ending September 2013, by type of assessment, country, sex and age group

IIDB 2.6 Industrial injury prescribed diseases, first diagnosed all assessments in the quarter ending September 2013, by occupation and prescribed disease

IIDB 2.7 Industrial injury prescribed diseases, first diagnosed all assessments in the quarter ending September 2013, by prescribed disease and percentage assessment

IIDB 2.8 Industrial injury prescribed diseases, first diagnosed all assessments in the quarter ending September 2013, by standard industry classification, prescribed disease and payablility

IIDB 2.9 Industrial injury prescribed diseases - D1, D4 and D7, first diagnosed all assessments in the quarter ending September 2013, by attributable agent and percentage assessment

Section 3: Pneumoconiosis Workers’ Compensation time series

IIDB 3.1 Pneumoconiosis Act 1979 by type of claimant and payment

IIDB 3.2 2008 Mesothelioma Scheme by type of claimant and payment