Compensation benefits

In 2018, the accident insurance institutions responsible for the industrial and public sectors paid compensation amounting to 10.153 billion euro following insurance claims. These payments encompassed services, cash payments and payments in kind to victims of accidents and occupational disease and to surviving dependants.

4.333 billion euro were paid for curative treatment and for medical, occupational and social rehabilitation measures. This figure was 3.7 % higher than in the previous year. Further 5.820 billion euro (+ 1.1 %) were paid in the form of pensions, lump-sum benefits, allowances and similar expenditure.

Accident insurance in industrial and public sector
2017 2018 Change in %
Compensation
benefits, total
9,933,609,225 10,153,476,696 + 2.21
Of which:
Curative treatment, rehabilitation 4,178,796,917 4,333,455,766 + 3.70
Financial compensation 5,754,812,308 5,820,020,930 + 1.13


In the area of pupil accident insurance, compensation payments totaling a further 551 million euro were made in 2018. Of this, 427 million euro were accounted for by curative treatment and rehabilitation measures (1.7 % more than in the previous year) and 124 million euro by pensions and similar payments (+ 4.4 %).

Pupil accident insurance
2017 2018 Change in %
Compensation benefits, total 538,653,335 551,090,441 + 2.31
Of which:
Curative treatment, rehabilitation 419,893,684 427,057,873 + 1.71
Financial compensation 118,759,651 124,032,568 + 4.44

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