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 2017, 1,212,550 reportable accidents at school were recorded, representing a decrease of 3.3 % from 71.63 to 69.26 per 1,000 students.
  • New pensions resulting from accidents at school decreased by 5.9 %, to 451. Thus the risk of a serious school accident sank from 0.028 to 0.026 per 1,000 students (-6.8 %).
  • The number of reportable school commuting accidents decreased by 1.7 % to 109,375 compared to the previous year. The risk of accident at school declined to 6.25 per 1,000 students. The number of new pensions resulting from school commuting accidents sank by 8.8 % to 208 cases.