Accident occurrence

Within the scope of the accident insurance institutions for the industrial and public sectors, a total of 873,522 reportable accidents at work occurred in 2017 which resulted either in death or in incapacity for work for more than three days, that’s a decrease of 0.4 %. The risk of accidents at work per 1,000 full time equivalent employees (FTE) declined to 21.16 (- 3.3 %).

In 2017, 13,625 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 fell by 6.4 %, from 0.353 in 2016 to 0.330 in 2017. In addition, 451 fatal work-related accidents occurred.

The 190,968 reportable commuting accidents in the industrial and public sectors constitute an increase compared to the previous year, from 3.85 to 3.86 per 1,000 insurance relationships.

The 4,607 new commuting accident pensions represent a reduction in the accident risk per 1,000 insurance relationships, from 0.098 per 1,000 insurance relationships in 2016 to 0.093 in 2017 (-4.7 %). The number of fatal commuting accidents also decreased from 311 to 280.

Accident insurance in industrial and public sector
2016 2017 Change in %
Reportable accidents at work 877,071 873,522 - 0.40
per 1,000 full time equivalent employees (FTE) 21.89 21.16 - 3.31
Reportable commuting accidents 186,070 190,968 + 2.63
per 1,000 weighted insurance relationships 3.85 3.86 + 0.09
Reportable accidents, total 1,063,141 1,064,490 + 0.13
Accidents at work -
new pensions
14,132 13,625 - 3.59
per 1,000 full time equivalent employees (FTE) 0.353 0.330 - 6.40
Commuting accidents -
new pensions
4,716 4,607 - 2.31
per 1,000 weighted insurance relationships 0.098 0.093 - 4.73
New pensions, total 18,848 18,232 - 3.27
Fatal accidents at work 424 451 + 6.37
Fatal commuting accidents 311 280 - 9.97
Fatal accidents, total 735 731 - 0.54