Compensation benefits

In 2017, the accident insurance institutions responsible for the industrial and public sectors paid compensation amounting to 9.934 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.

4.179 billion euro were paid for curative treatment and for medical, occupational and social rehabilitation measures. This figure was 3.3 % higher than in the previous year. Further 5.755 billion euro (+ 1.3 %) were paid in the form of pensions, lump-sum benefits, allowances and similar expenditure.

Accident insurance in industrial and public sector
2016 2017 Change in %
Compensation
benefits, total
9,726,372,831 9,933,609,225 + 2.13
Of which:
Curative treatment, rehabilitation 4,046,414,754 4,178,796,917 + 3.27
Financial compensation 5,679,958,077 5,754,812,308 + 1.32


In the area of pupil accident insurance, compensation payments totaling a further 539 million euro were made in 2017. Of this, 419.9 million euro were accounted for by curative treatment and rehabilitation measures (+ 0.6 % more than in the previous year) and 118.8 million euro by pensions and similar payments (+ 3.7 %).

Pupil accident insurance
2016 2017 Change in %
Compensation benefits, total 531,975,299 538,653,335 + 1.26
Of which:
Curative treatment, rehabilitation 417,494,301 419,893,684 + 0.57
Financial compensation 114,480,997 118,759,651 + 3.74