Compensation benefits

In 2016, the accident insurance institutions responsible for the industrial and public sectors paid compensation amounting to 9.726 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.

4.046 billion euro were paid for curative treatment and for medical, occupational and social rehabilitation measures. This figure was 4.4 % higher than in the previous year. A further 5.680 billion euro were paid in the form of pensions, lump-sum benefits, allowances and similar expenditure.

Accident insurance in industrial and public sector
2015 2016 Change in %
Compensation
benefits, total
9,438,393,289 9,726,372,831 + 3.05
Of which:
Curative treatment, rehabilitation 3,875,381,648 4,046,414,754 + 4.41
Financial compensation 5,563,011,641 5,679,958,077 + 2.10


In the area of pupil accident insurance, compensation payments totaling a further 532.0 million euro were made in 2016. Of this, 417.5 million euro were accounted for by curative treatment and rehabilitation measures (+5.6 % more than in the previous year) and 114.5 million euro by pensions and similar payments (+4.9 %).

Pupil accident insurance
2015 2016 Change in %
Compensation
benefits, total
504,649,229 531,975,299 + 5.41
Of which:
Curative treatment, rehabilitation 395,538,083 417,494,301 + 5.55
Financial compensation 109,111,145 114,480,997 + 4.92