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Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit


In addition to representing clients in civil claims for compensation Watkins and Gunn could help you make a successful application for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB).
IIDB is a weekly benefit paid by the Government to people who become disabled as a result of an accident at work or because they suffer from a disease caused by work.

The amount of benefit you receive depends on your level of disability.
There are over 70 prescribed diseases which are known to have been caused by working in certain jobs. The most common conditions are:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis or emphysema (COPD)
  • Deafness
  • Pneumoconiosis (including silicosis and asbestosis)
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee in coal miners
  • Vibration white finger

If you would like to apply for IIDB please contact us for free, no obligation advice. If you would like assistance in making an application we can help you on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis. You do not need to have a solicitor represent you in order to make a claim for IIDB but we offer this service to those clients who want a little bit of help.


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We will continue to provide our services remotely outside those hours so that you will be able to contact us between 8.3oam and 5pm.

We have followed Welsh Government guidance to allow us to open our doors safely. We have hand sanitisers, PPE, protective screens and are enforcing  two metre spacing. We have also limited the numbers allowed in our buildings by operating a rota of those office working and those working remotely.

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