Chapter 6. The Law of Compensation: Welfare Benefits

  1. Diana M. Kloss LLB (London), LLM (Tulane), Barrister (Gray's Inn), Hon FFoM

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776100.ch6

Occupational Health Law, Fourth Edition

Occupational Health Law, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Kloss, D. M. (2005) The Law of Compensation: Welfare Benefits, in Occupational Health Law, Fourth Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470776100.ch6

Author Information

  1. Honorary Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health Law, University of Manchester, Part-time Chairman of Employment Tribunals

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 7 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064977

Online ISBN: 9780470776100



  • welfare benefits;
  • pneumoconiosis;
  • disablement assessment;
  • alternative employment;
  • earnings allowance


This chapter contains section titled:

  • The purposes of a system of compensation

  • An outline of the scheme

  • The benefits available

  • Making a claim

  • Review of decisions

  • Compensation for accidents

  • Accidents on the way to work

  • Accidents during breaks from work

  • Emergencies

  • Compensation for prescribed diseases

  • Sequelae

  • Recrudescence

  • Pneumoconiosis

  • Assessment of disablement

  • Loss of faculty

  • Disablement

  • Multiple disabilities

  • Reduced earnings allowance (REA)

  • Incapacity for work

  • The regular occupation

  • Alternative employment

  • Subsequent ill-health