Accidents within scope of pupil accident insurance

  • The term 'pupil' refers to children in schools, nursery schools and day-care facilities, pupils at general schools and vocational colleges, and students. By analogy, the term 'school' also refers to children's day-care centres and institutions of higher education.
  • In the area of pupil accident insurance, any accident which results in treatment by a doctor is reportable. In 2018, 1,162,901 reportable accidents at school were recorded, representing a decrease of 4.5 % from 69.26 to 66.17 per 1,000 students.
  • New pensions resulting from accidents at school increased by 33.70 %, to 603. Thus the risk of a serious school accident rose from 0.026 to 0.034 per 1,000 students (+ 33.19 %).
  • The number of reportable school commuting accidents fell by 0.03 % to 109,346 compared to the previous year. The risk of accident at school declined to 6.22 per 1,000 students. The number of new pensions resulting from school commuting accidents rose by 1.0 % to 210 cases.