Personal injury and benefits


Report your workplace injury or illness to your employer immediately.  Check your employment contract to see what it says about sick pay. In any event you  are entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)  after you’ve been off work for 4 consecutive days.

Report your workplace injury or illness to Jobcentre Plus.

You may be entitled to these benefits;

You can claim these benefits and still make a personal injury claim. When you have won your claim, some of the benefits paid may be deducted from your claim.

Resources Available

  1. How to win your claim for personal injury at work
  2. How to prepare a discrimination schedule of loss for the employment tribunal
  3. How to write a grievance about discrimination at work
  4. How to use the discrimination questions procedure
  5. Disciplinary action and capability
  6. Health and Safety Dismissal
  7. Surviving Capability and Performance Management



What you must prove

There are a few things that you must prove to be successful;

  • You must first identify that there is a person, company or organisation to make the claim against.
  • You must show that the person, company or organisation owed you a duty of care to avoid your accident and injury, and could have taken steps to avoid the situation.
  • You must show that your injury was caused by the failure of the responsible person or organisation to take reasonable steps to avoid causing your accident or injury.


Best of the web

Citizens Advice – Personal Injuries

Department for Work and Pensions – Compensation, Social Security Benefits and lump sum payments



This resource is published by Employee Rescue Limited. Please note that the information and any commentary on the law contained herein is provided for information purposes only. The information and commentary does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice. Employee Rescue accepts no responsibility for any loss occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of the material contained in this publication.

Further specialist advice should be taken before relying on the contents of this publication. You can send an e-mail to for such specialist advice if required.


Case Study

In the Scottish case of Collins v First Quench Retailing Ltd [2003], Ms Jacqueline Collins was awarded £179,000 from her employers when the off-license she managed was robbed. Ms Collins had been the manager of Victoria Wine, run by First Quench Retailing, for about ten years. When Mrs Collins started in the shop she had been concerned about security and raised this with management. Since 1977 there had been 13 reported crimes at the shop, including five thefts, one minor assault, one serious assault and one assault with intent to rob. There were two armed robberies in 1994 and four... Read More
Ms Jacqueline Collins was awarded £179,000 from her employers when the off-license she managed was robbed.Collins v First Quench Retailing Ltd
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