• 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 service covers, among others,

    • Government employees,
    • accidents to subsidised employees in work trial or on-the-job coaching,
    • occupational accidents to uninsured contract fire department members, and
    • occupational accidents to prisoners.

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

    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.

  • What to do

    1. Notify the accident ombudsman of your agency or a representative of your employer of the accident immediately.

    2. The accident ombudsman or a representative of your employer will notify the State Treasury of the accident. You do not need to send a notification of claim yourself.

    3. Start using the Suomi.fi Messages service,

    which is an information secure way of sending and receiving messages from the public administration and other organisations which use the service. When you are a user of the Suomi.fi Messages, the State Treasury’s services are quicker to use. You can contact the State Treasury customer service via the Suomi.fi Messages service.

    If a notification of claim has already been filed, you can report any medical, medication and travel costs accrued later through the service.

    4. If the consequent treatment requires magnet resonance imaging or an operation, your doctor will request a payment commitment from the State Treasury beforehand.

    The State Treasury will inform you when your matter has been initiated, 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.

    NOTE. If your claim for compensation for an occupational accident is already being processed, you can send any related new documents via email or the Suomi.fi Messages service. The contact information can be found on the bottom left.

  • 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 a notification of claim has already been filed, you can report any medical, medication and travel costs accrued later without needing to file another notification of claim. Bottom left: Customer services – Occupational accidents and diseases.

  • 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 will compensate the occupational accidents and diseases to persons with a Government employment relationship.

    As an accident ombudsman or representative of the employer, you are obliged to notify the State Treasury of the accident without delay when you are informed of it.

    Follow these instructions

    1. File an online notification of the accident without delay.
    • Remember to fill in the personal phone number and bank account number of the injured person.
    • Payment of the compensation is always based on the information reported of the accident.
    • It is in the best interests of the employer as well as the right of the employee to have the matter processed as well and quickly as possible.
    • Fill in the agency code in the application to ensure that the accident is registered correctly in the electronic system.
    1. Respond to any further information requests from the State Treasury without delay. We will send any queries to the shared occupational accident email ([email protected][your agency].fi). If we have to request a further clarification from the employer, ensure that the required information is acquired and delivered to the State Treasury as soon as possible.

    The insurance certificate and the online notification form of accidents and occupational diseases can be found on the Forms and appendices tab.

    If you need assistance with filling out the form, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service. A carefully filled out application will be processed more quickly.

    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 employer’s right to receive information on the injured person’s health and other confidential matters is limited by the Workers’ Compensation Act. The employer will only be notified of the decision whether to compensate for the indemnity for loss of income for the period when the employer has paid salary to the injured person.