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Compensation for costs from a personal injury

If you have costs for dental care or assistive devices due to a personal injury, you can receive compensation from Försäkringskassan.

Can I receive compensation?

You can receive compensation from the national personal injury protection if you were injured while

  • an inmate in a correctional facility or detention centre.
  • performing community service or youth service.
  • under care in accordance with the Care of Young Persons Act (LVU) or the Care of Abusers Act (LVM).

Can I receive compensation for dental care costs?

Yes, if

  • the treatment is necessary due to the injury.
  • the dentist is affiliated with Försäkringskassan.
  • you were injured or became sick during the protection period. The protection period is the time spanning when you begin travel to your service, detention centre, admission or treatment to when you complete your travel home.
  • If you meet all of these conditions, Försäkringskassan will go forward and investigate whether your injury or illness can be approved as a personal injury. If it is approved as a personal injury, you can receive compensation for dental care costs.

How much do I get?

Försäkringskassan uses reference charges to calculate how much compensation you can receive for dental care. If your dentist charges a higher price than found in the reference charge list, you usually only receive compensation equal to the reference charge.
All reference charges are found in the reference charge list on the Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency's website.

The Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agencyopens in a new window

How do I apply?

1. Report the injury

• Tell your supervisor or the like that you were injured or have become sick during the protection period. He/she must then report the injury to Försäkringskassan.
• If the injury comes to light after the protection period, report the injury to Försäkringskassan yourself. Use form 9210 Registration of occupational injury or personal injury.

2. Försäkringskassan investigates your personal injury

Försäkringskassan will investigate whether your injury or illness can be approved as a personal injury. You will be contacted if necessary.

3. You receive a decision about whether your personal injury is approved or not

After the investigation, you will receive a decision about whether your personal injury is approved or not. We will also send a copy of the decision to the Chamber of Commerce.

4. Apply using form 5087

Form 5087PDF opens in a new window Present receipts, invoices, quotes or treatment proposals. We need documentation of your costs to be able to consider your application. You can either: 

  • send in receipts or invoices that show how much you paid
  • or send in a proposal from a doctor or dentist regarding what treatment or assistive devices you need. Send it to Försäkringskassans inläsningscentral, 839 88 Östersund.

5. An administrator will contact you

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

6. 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.

Apply for compensation from other insurance coverage

Even if you cannot receive compensation from Försäkringskassan, there may be other forms of compensation you can apply for.

 

Can I receive compensation for assistive devices?

Yes, if

  • there is a doctor’s certificate or medical document indicating that you need the assistive device due to your personal injury.
  • you cannot receive the assistive device free of charge from the county council or the like.
  • you have a receipt or a quote for your cost.
  • you were injured or became sick during the protection period. The protection period is the time spanning when you begin travel to your service, detention centre, admission or treatment to when you complete your travel home.

How much do I get?

You can receive compensation for the entire cost of your assistive device.
The compensation can be paid out on many occasions, for example if you need to replace batteries or the like.

Bear in mind you only receive the compensation from Försäkringskassan if you do not receive it from any other source. The county council often pays for assistive devices.

How do I apply?

1. Report the injury

• Tell your supervisor or the like that you were injured or have become sick during the protection period. He/she must then report the injury to Försäkringskassan.
• If the injury comes to light after the protection period, report the injury to Försäkringskassan yourself using the form.

9210 Registration of occupational injury or personal injuryPDF opens in a new window

2. Försäkringskassan investigates your personal injury

Försäkringskassan will investigate whether your injury or illness can be approved as a personal injury. An administrator will contact you if necessary.

3. You receive a decision about whether your personal injury is approved or not

After the investigation, you will receive a decision about whether your personal injury is approved or not. We will also send a copy of the decision to the Chamber of Commerce.

4. Apply using the form

Form 5087PDF opens in a new window Present receipts, invoices, quotes or treatment proposals.
We need documentation of your costs to be able to consider your application. You can send in one of the following:

  • Receipts or invoices that show how much you paid.
  • A proposal from a doctor or dentist regarding what treatment or assistive devices you need.
    The address is Försäkringskassans inläsningscentral, 839 88 Östersund.

5. An administrator will contact you

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

6. 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.

Apply for compensation from other insurance coverage

Even if you cannot receive compensation from Försäkringskassan, there may be other forms of compensation you can apply for.

  • You can receive compensation from the Chamber of Commerce
    Chamber of Commerce’s website
  • If you have private accident insurance, you may be entitled to compensation from your insurance company.
 

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Frequently asked questions

No, but if your injury is approved by Försäkringskassan as a personal injury according to the national personal injury protection, you can apply for compensation for factors such as burning pain and aches or disability and permanent injury. This is done through the Chamber of Commerce.