Injury Benefit


A person, who suffers personal injury caused by accident arising out of or in the course of his/her employment or self-occupation, or has developed a disease, may be entitled to Injury Benefit/Industrial Disease. A person may apply for this benefit using this form. Once the form is submitted to the department, the application is passed on to a Medical Panel for professional review. Following the review, the applicant will be contacted and given the appropriate instructions.


This injury/disease has rendered the applicant incapable of work for more than 3 days.

Required Documents

The following documents, either in Maltese or in English, are required in order to submit your application.



Back Office Process

When a request for Injury Benefit/Industrial Disease is received, the case is examined to ensure that the accident did occur during the course of employment.  The case is then referred to a Medical Panel, appointed by the Minister of the Family and Social Solidarity.  The role of the Medical Panel is to examine the request from a medical perspective, establish whether the injury/disease is a consequence of an accident at work and estimate the expected recovery period.  The claimant is always informed of the outcome of his/her claim in writing.  Benefit entitlements are always effected by direct credit.  Whenever the Medical Panel establishes that the claimant does not satisfy the provisions for the Injury Benefit/Industrial Disease, s/he is informed accordingly in writing and advised of the procedures for redress.

Payment Dates

To check when is your next payment please visit this page by clicking here.

How to apply?

You can apply online by visiting the Eforms page.

You can also call at any Social Security Office (view list here) and apply there.

Alternatively, you can download a copy of the form by visiting our Application Form page.