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 2019, 1,176,664 reportable accidents at school were recorded, representing an increase of 1.0 % from 66.17 to 66.86 per 1,000 students.
  • New pensions resulting from accidents at school decreased (increased) by 4.5 %, to 576. Thus the risk of a serious school accident fell from 0.034 to 0.033 per 1,000 students (- 4.6 %).
  • The number of reportable school commuting accidents fell by 0.5 % to 108,787 compared to the previous year. The risk of accident at school declined to 6.18 per 1,000 students (- 0.7 %). The number of new pensions resulting from school commuting accidents rose by 6.7 % to 224 cases.