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Are employees entitled to any benefits if an injury was sustained off duty?

Injury off duty

5.10.7 The CSCS Personal Injury Compensation arrangement gives benefits comparable to those of a typical travel insurance scheme. The benefits are paid to a person whose duties have taken them far away enough from their normal workplace to justify an overnight stay and then sustain an injury by accident which results in:

  • total and permanent loss of sight in one or both eyes; or
  • total and permanent loss of use of one or both hands or feet; or
  • total and permanent disablement from engaging in paid employment/occupations of any kind; or
  • death.

This is regardless of whether the individual was actually planning to stay away from home. Benefits are paid at one of three flat rates. The individual’s employer meets the cost of the benefit.

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