About this guide
This is one of several guides that give detailed information about social security benefits.
It is intended for professional advisers and members of the public who want to know more about benefits for people who are disabled as a result of injuries or diseases arising from work.
There is information about the Industrial Injuries scheme in leaflet “DWP 1004 – Industrial Injuries Disablement benefit – Help if you are ill or disabled because of your job”. You can get this leaflet from Jobcentre Plus offices.
- DWP 1004 – Industrial Injuries Disablement benefit – Help if you are ill or disabled because of your job
This guide and the law
The guide gives a detailed explanation about benefits for people who are disabled as a result of accidents or diseases arising from work. It cannot cover every situation or problem, or provide a full interpretation of the rules in all cases. So it must not be treated as a complete and authoritative statement of the law.
The basis of the law for these benefits is contained in the Social Security Act 1998, the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 and the Social Security Administration Act 1992. These Acts provide the framework for the detailed rules contained in regulations and orders made by the Secretary of State and approved by Parliament.
In the text there are references to the relevant Acts, Regulations or Schedules to allow you to consult the legislation. These documents are listed in Further information which tells you where you can consult them.