Injury on Duty
INJURED ON DUTY - BASIC INITIAL ADVICE
It is a regrettable fact that police duty can give rise to incidents in which officers sustain injury through no fault of their own. Such incidents can occur in many different ways, whether on police premises, through assaults, defective roads or pavements, as a result of faulty police equipment or through the negligence of other officers.
Please remember that by virtue of Regulation 6, Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 reference injury received in the execution of duty by a member of a police force means an injury received in the execution of that person's duty while on duty or while on a journey necessary to enable him to report for duty or return home after duty,
It is therefore essential that you do the following:
- ensure the incident is recorded on a RIDDOR form;
- ensure you register the matter with the Department of Work and Pensions on the downloadable BI95 form;
- see this article from Russell, Jones & Walker about Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- complete the downloadable form BI100A
- report the matter to the Federation office who will advise you on other potential courses of action such as Civil Injuries Compensation Authority claim, Civil claim, pensions matters etc.