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 2016, 1,241,139 reportable accidents at school were recorded, representing a decrease of 0.3 % from 72.48 to 71.63 per 1,000 students.
  • New pensions resulting from accidents at school decreased by 11.5 %, to 479. Thus the risk of a serious school accident sank from 0.032 to 0.028 per 1,000 students (-12.3 %).
  • The number of reportable school commuting accidents increased by 0.9 % to 111,216 compared with the previous year. The risk of accident has not changed compared with 2015 and amounts to 6.42 per 1,000 students. The number of new pensions resulting from school commuting accidents sank by 8.1 % to 228 cases.

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