What are the types of accident benefits?

Detailed regulations on accidents at work and the rights to benefits related thereto are regulated in the Act of 30 October 2002 on social insurance against accidents at work and occupational diseases. It contains a full definition of an accident at work and lists the types of benefits that are available to a person who has had an accident at work. And so, according to Art. 6 of the Accident Act, due to an accident at work, you are entitled to benefits such as:

  • “sickness benefit” – for the insured whose inability to work was caused by an accident at work or an occupational disease,
  • “rehabilitation benefit” – for an insured person who, after exhausting the sickness benefit, is still unable to work, and further treatment or rehabilitation is likely to regain the ability to work;
  • “compensatory benefit” – for an insured person who is an employee whose remuneration has been reduced as a result of permanent or long-term health impairment;
  • “one-off compensation” – for an insured person who has suffered permanent or long-term health impairment;
  • “one-off compensation” – for family members of the deceased insured person or pensioner;
  • “disability pension” – for an insured person who becomes incapable of work as a result of an accident at work or an occupational disease;
  • “training pension” – for an insured person who has been judged to re-qualify due to incapacity to work in the current profession, caused by an accident at work or an occupational disease;
  • “survivor’s pension” – for family members of the deceased insured or a pensioner entitled to a pension due to an accident at work or an occupational disease;
  • “supplement to survivor’s pension” – for a complete orphan;
  • nursing supplement;
  • covering the costs of treatment in the field of dentistry and preventive vaccinations as well as the provision of orthopedic items in the scope specified by the Act.

Source: https://kadry.infor.pl/bhp/wypadki-w-pracy/701823,Rodzaje-swiadczen-powypadkowych.html

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