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Hi, about 5 years ago I was injured in work due to my employer not having the correct safety equipment. I now have a back injury that will likely be for the rest of my life. I am only just trying to find work again. I took my employer to court and very long story short, I was awarded 22,000 in an out of court settlement. Now of this, I got 2000. I was told this was to cover the ESA payments that I had been on since the accident. But surely ESA is covered by national Insurance right? I have worked since I was 13 and have paid NI since I was 16. Can anyone clear up for me why I was only given a small percentage of my compensation which could have gone towards my recovery, when NI says it covers sick pay?
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