NHS injury allowance can be used to top up your sick pay or earnings (if you are on a phased return). It can be paid for up to 12 months per episode. You may be able to claim if you meet all of the following:
- you are employed within the NHS under the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook or where the injury allowance is provided for in your employment contract
- you have had an accident or contracted an illness/disease that is ‘wholly or mainly attributable’ to your NHS employment
- you are on authorised sickness absence or a phased return to work
- you have had your earnings reduced to less than 85% of your pay because of your ill health.
For further guidance on eligibility, please see the NHS employers website and the NHS guidance in the submitting a claim section below.
If successful, you can receive up to 85% of your pay. Payment is not dependent on length of service, so all staff are covered from their first day of employment.Please note: different arrangements apply if you injured yourself or contracted a disease at work before 31 March 2013. See the NHS employers website for more information.