Compensation benefits

In 2019, the accident insurance institutions responsible for the industrial and public sectors paid compensation amounting to 10.545 billion euro following insurance claims. These payments encompassed services, cash payments and payments in kind to victims of accidents and occupational disease and to surviving dependants.

4.626 billion euro were paid for curative treatment and for medical, occupational and social rehabilitation measures. This figure was 6.9 % higher than in the previous year. Further 5.918 billion euro (+ 1.7 %) were paid in the form of pensions, lump-sum benefits, allowances and similar expenditure.

Accident insurance in industrial and public sector
2018 2019 Change in %
Compensation benefits, total 10,146,857,393 10,544,580,207 + 3.92
Of which:
Curative treatment, rehabilitation 4,329,241,679 4,626,097,915 + 6.86
Financial compensation 5,817,615,713 5,918,482,292 + 1.73


In the area of pupil accident insurance, compensation payments totaling a further 580 million euro were made in 2019. Of this, 449 million euro were accounted for by curative treatment and rehabilitation measures (5.3 % more than in the previous year) and 130 million euro by pensions and similar payments (+ 5.2 %).

Pupil accident insurance
2018 2019 Change in %
Compensation benefits, total 551,090,441 579,978,735 + 5.24
Of which:
Curative treatment, rehabilitation 427,057,873 449,492,233 + 5.25
Financial compensation 124,032,568 130,486,502 + 5.20

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