• Service description

    The State Treasury will compensate the occupational accidents and diseases to persons with a Government employment relationship.

    In addition, accidents to subsidised employees in work trial or on-the-job coaching, as well as to uninsured contract fire department members or prisoners, are compensated.

    The compensations are based on the accident and occupational disease legislation.

  • Preconditions for receiving compensation

    The e-service covers at first only Government employees. An accident refers to a sudden and unforeseen event arising from an external factor that causes the employee to be injured or develop an illness. An occupational accident happens to an employee at work, in the location of the working area, or outside the location of the working area during the course of work.

    Typical occupational accidents include slipping or falling at the workplace or commuting between home and the workplace.

    In the case of work carried out at home or at an unspecified location, compensation only covers accidents that occurred in connection with working. The employer’s direct right to supervise and manage work does not extend to remote work. In this case, the employee chooses their work environment and how they conduct their work, which means that non-working times such as lunch breaks and other break times are not covered by the employer’s insurance.

  • What to do

    The procedure for government employees to report occupational accidents will change on 15 February 2021.

    • Get a doctor’s appointment.
    • At your appointment, mention the name of your employer and that the State Treasury is your insurance provider.
    • Immediately after the accident, submit an accident notification in the State Treasury’s e-service
      Note: requires strong authentication (online banking ID, mobile certificate or certificate card).
      Use Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, or Internet Explorer 11 to ensure that the service works properly.
    • Report the accident to your supervisor.
    • You can supplement a pending accident notification subsequently by using the additional information form
    • The accident ombudsman will also be informed of your notification to check and confirm it.
    • You will be notified by email after the accident ombudsman has checked and confirmed your notification.
    • You will receive the State Treasury’s decision by post.
    • The employer or other responsible organisation will only receive the decision if they are entitled to compensation for paid income or medical expenses.

  • What will be compensated

    Compensations paid under the Workers’ Compensation Act include

    • medical expenses
    • the immediate travel expenses caused by medical care
    • compensation for the loss of earnings paid as daily allowance, worker’s compensation pension, and rehabilitation allowance for the duration of vocational rehabilitation
    • compensation for a general permanent functional limitation that is the result of an injury or illness.

    If you have already submitted a notification of your accident, report subsequent medical, pharmaceutical and travel expenses with the additional information form. Do not fill in a new accident notification.

  • Accidents at weekly or fitness exercise

    In case of an accident during a weekly or fitness exercise during working time, you are entitled to accident compensation. Compensation can be paid, when:

    • the requirement to maintain physical condition is based on legislation or an authority decree.
    • the weekly or fitness exercise is approved by the employer.

    Special requirements for physical function apply to the work of police and military professionals, for example. The following are examples of accidents which happen during weekly or fitness exercise:

    • during gym training, a weight falls onto a toe, breaking the toe.
    • during a Cooper test, the runner steps into a hole on the track and twists their ankle.
  • For accident ombudsmen

    The State Treasury compensates occupational accidents and diseases suffered by persons employed by the State.

    The process for reporting occupational accidents will change on 15 February 2021. During the current transition period, it is very important that the accident contact person regularly reads the messages and notifications received in the shared email inbox, as we will send information about all future changes and training events that way.

    As a representative of the accident contact person or employer, you have the duty to check and confirm the accident notification for the State Treasury without delay after you have been informed of the accident.

    Follow these instructions

    1. A notification will appear in the agency’s accident contact persons’ shared email inbox when an employee has filed in an accident notification
    2. Open the link in the email
    3. Select Employer’s confirmation
    4. Use personal authentication – the authorisation has been granted to you personally.
    5. Select to confirm the name of the agency and continue. In the Suomi.fi service, agencies are called companies.
    6. Select the application to be confirmed from the application list. Click “Edit” to open the application details. Check the information reported by the injured person (the first four tabs) and edit it if necessary. You can also save an unfinished application. You can find the option at the bottom of each page. Next time, you can find the unfinished application by logging in to the front page of our service at asiointipalvelu.valtiokonttori.fi
    7. Fill in the Employer’s confirmation tab (phone, email and any attachments)
    8. Confirm or reject the notification

    What should I do in the event of an occupational accident? (Guide)
    Frequently asked questions (Q&A)

    Processing compensation matters at the State Treasury

    The State Treasury will notify the injured party without delay of the initiation of the proceedings in the matter and investigation will begin without delay, in no later than 7 weekdays. The State Treasury must issue a decision within 30 days after the necessary reports have been delivered.

    Decision to the employer

    The Workers’ Compensation Act restricts the employer’s right to obtain information on the health of the injured person and other confidential matters. The employer or other responsible organisation only receives the decision if loss of earnings is compensated for the period for which the employer has paid salary, or if the organisation has paid for treatment costs.

     

     

  • To the application forms

    Accidents and occupational diseases

    The procedure for government employees to report occupational accidents will change on 15 February 2021.

    Immediately after the accident, submit a notification in the State Treasury’s e-service.

    Filling in the form requires strong authentication (bank ID, mobile certificate or certificate card). Use Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, or IE11 to ensure that the service works properly.

    You can supplement a pending occupational accident claim subsequently by using the additional information form.

    When do I need an insurance certificate?

    No insurance certificate is required for private clinics (e.g. Mehiläinen, Terveystalo, Aava, Pihlajalinna, etc.). You should mention that you are insured by the State Treasury already when making the appointment.
    Public services require an insurance certificate to be able to correctly carry out invoicing.
    You can find the insurance certificate here.

    Until 15.2.2021, use the method below:


    If you already have all of the information required for completing the notification, you can fill in the form without identification. Direct link to the online notification form:  Online notification form of accidents and occupational diseases (in Finnish) >

    Link to the identification page: After identification, you can save the information you have already filled onto the form to wait for further information or archiving, or view any previous notifications you have filed.    Yes, I wish to be identified >

    Insurance certificate of occupational accident >

    Additional information

    You can supplement a pending occupational accident claim subsequently by using the additional information form

    Send requested additional information >

     

  • Why are accidents that occur during remote work not always compensated as occupational accidents?

    According to the Workers’ Compensation Act, accidents during remote work are only compensated when they occur in the course of work. It should be noted that the employer’s direct right to supervise and manage work does not extend to remote work. The employee chooses their work environment and how they conduct their work. For example, lunch breaks and other breaks are not covered.

    Examples of coverage workplace vs. remote work

    Activity At designated workplace / accident coverage During remote work at home or at an unspecified location / accident coverage
    Conducting actual work Yes Yes
    Moving about: retrieving a printout / getting your phone that was charging in another room, etc. Yes No (due to the conditions of the workplace, not conducting work)
    In the workplace area: meals, coffee break, going to the washroom, break time exercise and related physical movement Yes No
    Direct commute between home and workplace Yes No
    Minor deviation during commute: taking children to day care, going to the grocery store Yes No
    Lunch break or other break outside in the vicinity of the workplace Yes No
    Activity At designated workplace / accident coverage During remote work at home or at an unspecified location / accident coverage
    A person slipped on an icy sidewalk when they were going to their designated workplace, and fell and injured their wrist. Yes Yes
    A person was having lunch in the kitchen. They cut their finger when opening a tin. Yes No
    A person was plugging in their computer to a wall socket while working and was shocked. Yes Yes
    A person ran from the washroom to answer the phone and tripped. Yes No