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Occupational diseases

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  • Service description

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

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

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

  • Preconditions for receiving compensation

    According to the Workers’ Compensation Act, an occupational disease is an illness that has likely been caused by primarily physical, chemical or biological factors at work.
    The most common occupational diseases include hearing defects, dermatitis and pulmonary diseases. According to the Workers’ Compensation Act, certain painful conditions of the upper limbs are also decreed compensable.

    The service covers, among others,

    * Government employees,
    * occupational diseases of subsidised employees in work trial or on-the-job coaching, and
    * occupational diseases of uninsured contract fire department members.

  • What to do

    In the event of a suspected occupational disease, complete the electronic accident/occupational disease notification.

    The accident ombudsman will be informed of your notification. After they check and confirm the notification, you will be notified by email.

    If the State Treasury needs further information for processing the matter, we will contact you.

  • 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.

  • Fill out the notification of a occupational accident or occupational disease in the e-service

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    Additional information

    Respond to the request for additional information or correct incorrect information already provided in the e-service as soon as possible. Sending additional information through the e-service under ensures that your application will be processed quickly.

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