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Occupational injury sickness benefit

If you have an occupational injury but cannot receive sickness benefit or if your sickness benefit is low, you can apply for occupational injury sickness benefit.

What is occupational injury sickness benefit for qualifying days?

If you have an occupational injury and have had qualifying days (waiting period), you can receive occupational injury sickness benefit for the qualifying days.

Can I receive occupational injury sickness benefit for qualifying days?

Everyone granted annuity or sickness benefit from occupational injury insurance receives compensation for two qualifying days. In certain cases, you can also apply for additional days of occupational injury sickness benefit for qualifying days. Such cases are if

  • you can prove that you lost income for at least three qualifying days, for example with a pay slip that specifies your pay deduction.
  • you have a medical document that shows that the qualifying days are due to your already approved occupational injury.
  • you are insured in Sweden. You are insured in Sweden if you work here.

How much do I get?

You receive about 80 per cent of the income you are actually losing.

How do I apply?

1. Apply

Apply on My pages (Mina sidor).


 2. You receive a confirmation letter

Once we have received your application, you will receive a confirmation letter.

3. An administrator contacts you

An administrator will contact you when the investigation has been started.

4. You receive a decision

Our aim is for you to receive a decision within three months from the date the investigation begins. At present, we have long processing times. This means, it could take longer.

 

What is occupational injury sickness benefit for students?

If you are injured while studying or participating in a labour market programme, and your sickness benefit qualifying income is low or you do not have one, you can receive occupational injury sickness benefit beginning day 180 after you were injured. Occupational injury sickness benefit for students serves as a minimum guarantee benefit.

Can I receive occupational injury sickness benefit for students?

Yes, if

  • you were injured while studying, participating in a labour market programme or some form of occupational rehabilitation.
  • you are still sick 180 days after you were injured and you cannot or should not work at least 25 per cent.
  • occupational sickness benefit is higher than standard sickness benefit.

If you meet all of these conditions, Försäkringskassan will go forward and investigate whether your injury or illness can be approved as an occupational injury. If it is approved as an occupational injury, you can receive occupational injury sickness compensation for students.

How much do I get?

If you cannot work at all, you receive at least

  • SEK 190/day before tax if you are younger than age 21
  • SEK 238/day before tax if you are over age 20 but younger than age 25
  • SEK 285/day before tax if you are age 25 or older

How do I apply?

1. Send a letter to Försäkringskassan

In the letter, you must explain

  • that you want to apply for occupational injury sickness benefit for students
  • what type of injury or illness you believe is an occupational injury and has caused you to be on sick leave for at least 180 days
  • during which training or labour market programme you were injured and in which element.

2. You receive a confirmation letter

Once we have received your application, you will receive a confirmation letter.

3. An administrator contacts you

An administrator will contact you when the investigation has been started.

4. You receive a decision

Our aim is for you to receive a decision within three months from the date the investigation begins. At present, we have long processing times. This means, it could take longer.

 

What is occupational injury sickness benefit for preventive purposes?

In certain cases, you can receive occupational injury sickness benefit if you refrain from working because there is a legitimate risk that the work will make you sick.

Can I receive compensation?

You can receive occupational injury sickness benefit for preventive purposes if

  • you completely or partly refrained from working at the request or with the consent of Försäkringskassan
  • your employer cannot arrange any other work for you during that time
  • your employer is not compensating you for the lost income
  • measures are being carried out to enable you to return to your regular job and return to your regular income
  • you are insured in Sweden. If you work here, you are.

How much money will I get?

Occupational injury sickness benefit is calculated the same way as if you had regular sickness benefit. With “Ersättningskollen”, you can see what you can get.

http://www.ersattningskollen.se/

How do I apply?

1. Send a letter to Försäkringskassan

In the letter, you must explain

  • that you want to apply for occupational injury sickness benefit for preventive purposes  
  • what kind of work you do and what elements of your work you need to avoid
  • what injury or illness your work could cause or cause to worsen
  • if you need to refrain from working completely or partly or if you can instead work with something else, but at a lower salary.

2. You receive a confirmation letter

Once we have received your application, we will send you a confirmation letter.

3. An administrator contacts you

An administrator will contact you when the investigation has been started.

4. You receive a decision

Our aim is for you to receive a decision within three months from the date the investigation begins. At present, we have long processing times. This means, it could take longer.

 

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Frequently asked questions

No, it only applies to certain programmes, and only if you are injured while doings something similar to what you would do while working. It only applies if you are attending

  • vocational training or preparatory vocational training after you have completed compulsory school
  • grade 7 or a higher grade in compulsory school
  • an occupational programme in special school
  • upper-secondary school or an equivalent programme.

In certain cases, you can receive occupational injury sickness benefit for students if you are injured in or in connection to certain labour market programmes, work training, work testing or occupational rehabilitation.

The possibility of receiving compensation is thus largely dependent on your situation and what type of training or programme you were injured in. Contact the Customer Centre at 0771-524 524 to find out what applies to you.

No. This is because we only investigate the occupational injury if you meet the conditions to be entitled to compensation for your occupational injury from Försäkringskassan. This is what the law states.

It is a good idea to let whoever is in charge of your programme know you injured yourself at work since they are obliged by law to report all occupational injuries to the Work Environment Authority. However, your receipt of compensation is not dependent on such a report.

You can receive compensation for injuries related to job-related accident or an accident that occurs while you are on your way to or from the training or programme.

If you have technical issues

If your e-identification does not work or if you have other technical issues, you can get help on our technical support pages. There, you can get assistance from an administrator directly in a web meeting. You are then connected with the administrator, who can see your screen and help you. Web meetings are available during the Customer Centre’s opening hours.

Technical support

If you have a protected identity

If you have a protected identity, you cannot use all of the e-services found on My pages (Mina sidor). You can instead apply using a paper form.

If you must apply using a paper form

All forms that can be downloaded from the website can be found under Forms and certificates.

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