What is the relationship between the government’s liability to compensate for damage and other systems of compensation?

Primarily, the government’s general liability for damages is the last resort in compensating damage to the afflicted party. Compensation should be claimed primarily through systems of compensation or insurance that are intended for the damage in question (e.g. occupational accident insurance, compensation paid to the wrongfully imprisoned, other types of compensation managed by the State Treasury, private insurance). This does not remove the right to claim compensation for the same accident or damage insofar as they are not compensated through these primary systems. Please note, however, that the prerequisites for compensation vary between systems: even if you were entitled to compensation in the primary system, you are not automatically eligible for compensation, but instead the prerequisites are always investigated separately.

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