Welcome to the Injury on Duty Pensioners Association.

"Supporting the rights of injured officers"

IODPA is the only dedicated organisation that supports police officers that have been injured on duty through no fault of their own. Injuries can be mental, physical, or on occasions can be both.
We advise officers, who are going through the ill health retirement process, are applying for an injury pension, or are subsequently having their pension award reviewed. Examination of historical awards is also sometimes necessary to ensure that they were correctly administered.

Know your rights...

What is ill-health retirement?
Retiring through ill-health can be a difficult and emotive time. If you're not sure of the process or what may happen to your pension, then have a read of our guide. ... Read More » 

What is an injury on duty?
Are you retired or about to retire and been injured on duty with a permanent injury which affects your earning capacity? If so, find out whether you may be eligible for an injury pension... Read More » 

Have you been called for a review of your injury pension?
Have you been called for review and need to know what to do, and what your rights are? Do not reply until you understand what your legal obligations are... Read More »


Latest Blogs…

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A Tale Of Two Forces

‘In my judgement, Mr Lock’s submission is correct . ...
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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week ...
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Conflict Of Interest

“Conflict Of Interest” – A term used to describe the ...
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Collusion by Human Resources

Who shall set a limit to the influence of a ...
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Latest News…

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  • Has Your Force Been Deducting Too Much From Your Injury Award?

    Has Your Force Been Deducting Too Much From Your Injury Award?

    Following the recent case brought by David Lock QC and Cartwright King Solicitors and the decision of the Court of Appeal in Evans & Ashcroft v Chief Constable of South Wales Police, it has come to light that many forces may have been deducting too much from injury pensions since... Read More »
  • Court rules that there are two sides to every story

    Court rules that there are two sides to every story

    IODPA would like to congratulate David Lock QC and Ron Thompson of Haven Solicitors for another successful judgement that was handed down last week by the High Court in the case of R (Michaelides) v Police Medical Appeal Board [2019] EWHC 1434 (Admin). We have included the full judgement at the bottom... Read More »


  • Membership


    Who can join? We offer membership to officers that have retired with an injury on duty pension, or are going through the process of ill health retirement and expect to receive an injury on duty pension at the conclusion of the process. We have members from every force in the country... Read More »

Legal Advice

  • Signpost to Legal Advice

    Signpost to Legal Advice

    We are a support based association with shared experiences that provides signposting and opinion and as such we do not give legal advice.  Support and information in facilitating you to deal with a frightening process is our strength and where IODPA cannot give legal advice, we can provide you with information... Read More »

Meet our Patrons and Ambassadors

  • Patrons and Ambassadors

    Patrons and Ambassadors

    IODPA Patrons Pete Conway –  Comedian, singer and entertainer   I first became aware of the IODPA through talking to some of my old colleagues. I only spent a short time in the old Stoke on Trent City force but it was my formative years and I have remained friends... Read More »


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  • Sue


    Sue’s story “I devotedly served in  my chosen vocation for twenty years.  Entering it as a strong and enthusiastic young woman, but leaving it as a broken and lost soul. I was so ill, I couldn’t even resolve my retirement effectively –  as is often the case with mental health... Read More »
  • Rosie Mac

    Rosie Mac

    Rosie Mac’s Testimonial to IODPA   I found a group of people, now named ‘IODPA’ I listened very carefully to what they had to say This group is full of members sharing research and advice I’ve found that every single member is very, very nice.   They spoke of many... Read More »