National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act 1948

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1948 c. 42


National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act, 1948

(11 & 12 Geo. 6.) CHAPTER 42.

An Act to amend the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act, 1946, in relation to increases of disablement benefit under section fourteen of that Act.

[30th June 1948]

Be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Amendment of 9 & 10 Geo. 6. c. 62.

1 Amendment of 9 & 10 Geo. 6. c. 62.

(1) Section fourteen of the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act, 1946, shall be amended in accordance with the next following subsection, and shall accordingly have effect as set out in the Schedule to this Act.

(2) In the said section fourteen—

(a ) in subsection (1)—

(i) for the words ‘by eleven shillings and threepence’ there shall be substituted the words ‘by an amount not exceeding twenty shillings’; and

(ii) at the end of the subsection there shall be added the words ‘or if as the result of the relevant loss of faculty the beneficiary is and has at all times since the end of the injury benefit period been incapable of following the said occupation or any such employment as aforesaid’;

(b ) after subsection (2) there shall be inserted the following subsection:—

(2A)‘(2a ) Regulations may for the purposes of this section provide that a person shall not be treated as capable of following an occupation or employment merely because of his working thereat during a period of trial or for purposes of rehabilitation or training or in other prescribed circumstances’;

(c ) in subsection (3) for the words ‘A beneficiary shall not be entitled to an increase of pension under this section for any period for which he is entitled to an unemployability supplement’ there shall be substituted the words ‘An unemployability supplement and an increase of pension under this section shall not be payable for the same period’;

(d ) at the end of subsection (4) there shall be added the words ‘and the amount of the increase shall be determined by reference to the beneficiary's probable standard of remuneration during the period for which it is granted in the insurable employments, if any, which are suitable in his case and which he is likely to be capable of following as compared with that in his regular occupation (within the meaning of subsection (1) of this section)’.

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