The URTU Injury Compensation Scheme covers you if you have had an accident or contracted an industrial disease at work. It also NOW INCLUDES accidents not connected with work (if the injury results in absence from work).
URTU has an outstanding record in handling these cases; winning compensation for hundreds of members each year.
The Union does not provide compensation from its own funds but provides legal muscle for advising and pursuing industrial injury compensation claims through the courts. Such cases can take years to settle.
The type of incidents dealt with ranges from simple, minor cases like a sprained ankle to complex situations resulting in death.