Your employer will pay you sick pay, should you be unable to go to work. Statutory sick pay in Ireland has increased from 3 days to 5 days since 1st of January 2024. That’s 5 days a year on 70% of your pay, up to a maximum of €110 per day.
If you were injured, disabled, or seriously ill, you could be out of work for a lot longer than that and you could be relying on a State Illness Benefit or Disability Allowance of €232 per week.
Illness, injury, and disability can be financially devastating for your finances, aside from the pain, suffering, and emotional toll that being ill or injured can cause.