Accident occurrence

  • Within the scope of the accident insurance institutions for the industrial and public sectors, a total of 877,198 reportable accidents at work occurred in 2018 which resulted either in death or in incapacity for work for more than three days, that’s an increase of 0.4 %. The risk of accidents at work per 1,000 full time equivalent employees (FTE) rose to 23.10 (+ 9.13 %).
  • In 2018, 13,559 serious accidents at work were recorded which resulted in payment of a pension or death benefit. The risk of serious accidents at work per 1,000 full time equivalent employees (FTE) thus rose by 8.1 %, from 0.330 in 2017 to 0.357 in 2018. In addition, 420 fatal work-related accidents occurred.
  • The 188,527 reportable commuting accidents in the industrial and public sectors constitute a decrease compared to the previous year, from 3.86 to 3.64 per 1,000 insurance relationships.
  • The 4,548 new commuting accident pensions represent a reduction in the accident risk per 1,000 insurance relationships, from 0.093 per 1,000 insurance relationships in 2017 to 0.088 in 2018 (- 5.6 %). The number of fatal commuting accidents also increased from 280 to 310.
Accident insurance in industrial and public sector
2017 2018 1 Change in %
Reportable accidents at work 873,522 877,198 + 0.42
per 1,000 full time equivalent employees (FTE) 21.16 23.10 + 9.13
Reportable commuting accidents 190,968 188,527 - 1.28
per 1,000 weighted insurance relationships 3.86 3.64 - 5.59
Reportable accidents, total 1,064,490 1,065,725 + 0.12
Accidents at work -
new pensions
13,625 13,559 - 0.48
per 1,000 full time equivalent employees (FTE) 0.330 0.357 + 8.15
Commuting accidents -
new pensions
4,607 4,548 - 1.28
per 1,000 weighted insurance relationships 0.093 0.088 - 5.60
New pensions, total 18,232 18,107 - 0.69
Fatal accidents at work 451 420 - 6.87
Fatal commuting accidents 280 310 + 10.71
Fatal accidents, total 731 730 - 0.14

1 adjusted recording of working hours resulting from the introduction of the electronic wage statement

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