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Medical and dental treatment for provision covered by statutory accident insurance

In the event of an insured event, medical and dental treatment is taken over if the treatment is necessary and appropriate and is carried out by qualified personnel. The treatment is always carried out by licensed transit doctors.

Accident insurance institutions are:

  • Industrial employers' liability insurance associations, broken down by sector
  • Public Sector Accident Insurance Institutions
  • Agricultural employers' liability insurance associations

Process flow

An accident at work that leads to an incapacity for work of more than three calendar days must be reported by the company to the competent employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Those affected must consult a transit doctor. These are particularly qualified for the treatment of accidental injuries.

Competent authority

Responsibility lies with the accident insurance institutions.


The competent accident insurance institution must recognize the damage to health resulting from an accident at work or as an occupational disease.

What are the fees?

Depending on the service, the costs are covered in different amounts. Please contact your local accident insurance institution for further information.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

What else should I know?

The statutory accident insurance is a branch of the German social insurance. The employer is obliged by law to insure employees against accidents at the workplace or on the way to and from the workplace

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)