Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Chapter 13

Occupational Injuries Benefits


[1993 s48(1)]

69.—(1) In this Chapter, save where the context otherwise requires—

“apprentice” means a person undergoing full-time training for any trade, business, profession, office, employment or vocation;

“claimant” means a person claiming occupational injuries benefit and also includes an applicant for a declaration that an accident was or was not an occupational accident, and reference to a claim shall be read accordingly;

“the deceased” means, in relation to death benefit, the person in respect of whose death the benefit is claimed or payable;

“disablement gratuity” has the meaning given to it by section 75 (8);

“disablement pension” has the meaning given to it by section 75 (9) or (10);

“injury benefit period” means, in relation to any accident, the period of 156 days (Sundays being disregarded) beginning with the day of the accident, or the part of that period for which, under section 75 (3), disablement benefit in respect of the accident is not available to the insured person;

“medical examination” includes bacteriological and radiographical tests and similar investigations, and references to being medically examined shall be read accordingly;

“medical treatment” has the meaning given to it by section 93 (1);

“occupational accident” shall be read in accordance with section 90 ;

“relevant accident” and “relevant injury” mean respectively, in relation to any benefit, the accident and injury in respect of which the benefit is claimed or payable;

“relevant loss of faculty” means the loss of faculty resulting from the relevant injury;

“unemployability supplement” has the meaning given to it by section 77 (3).

[1993 s48(2)]

(2) References in this Chapter to loss of physical faculty shall be read as including references to disfigurement, whether or not accompanied by any actual loss of faculty.