How to claim
You’ll need to fill in and post a claim form.
The form comes with notes that:
- help you fill it in
- tell you where to send it
Download and print a claim form
You’ll need to use a different form depending on whether you’re claiming for:
- accidents caused by work (form BI100A)
- diseases caused by work (form BI100PD)
Request a claim form by phone
You can also ask Barnsley Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) Centre to send you a claim form.
Barnsley IIDB Centre
Telephone: 0800 121 8379
Textphone: 0800 169 0314
Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 121 8379
British Sign Language (BSL) video relay service if you’re on a computer - find out how to use the service on mobile or tablet
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Find out about call charges
Call to ask for alternative formats, such as braille, large print or audio CD.
After you send your form
Your claim will be assessed using the information provided in your claim form, or at a face to face medical assessment.
The Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA) will contact you if you need a face to face medical assessment. They’ll send you information about what to expect at the appointment. Read the guidance on how to attend your face to face assessment safely because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
You will not need to attend a face to face assessment if you’re terminally ill or you have any of the following diseases:
- diffuse mesothelioma
- angiosarcoma of the liver due to exposure to vinyl chloride monomer
- primary carcinoma of the bronchus or lung through exposure to arsenic
- primary carcinoma of the bronchus or lung through exposure to Nickel/Nickel compounds
- primary carcinoma of the lung where there is accompanying evidence of asbestosis
- primary carcinoma of the lung, through exposure to asbestos
- primary carcinoma of the lung, linked to tin and other specified chemicals or work with coke ovens
- primary carcinoma of the lung where there is accompanying silicosis
If you disagree with a decision
You can challenge a decision about your claim. This is called asking for ‘mandatory reconsideration’.