Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit medical assessments
You may be eligible for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) if you are ill or disabled because of an accident or event that happened in connection with your work, or if you have a disease that is linked with your employment. The amount received depends on your individual circumstances.
For more information about claiming benefits for industrial accidents and industrial diseases, go to the Government’s website(link is external).
What to Expect
An assessment will be required to assess the level of disability that has arisen as a result of your accident or disease. This will be done by our Healthcare Professional.
The Healthcare Professional will take your statement about the relevant accident or illness, including any treatment as a result of this and the limitations that have arisen. The statement will then be read back to you for agreement and signature.
You can bring extra information or medical evidence to the assessment to assist the Healthcare Professional with their report. A companion can also attend for support and can supply information.
The Healthcare Professional may need to undertake a physical examination. If so, your verbal consent will be needed before any examination takes place. You are only encouraged to do as much of the examination as you feel comfortable with unaided. The examination is designed to assess your function and is not the same as an examination in a diagnostic or treatment setting. You will not need to remove items of intimate clothing.
Mental state assessments are performed by observation against medically accepted criteria.
Once the Healthcare Professional has gathered all the relevant information, your examination ends. They will then spend time evaluating it so that they can complete the remainder of the Assessment Report. They will provide information to DWP on the level of disability that has arisen from the accident or disease.