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Support for re-entry into working life for people with statutory accident insurance


If you are no longer able to carry out your previous job due to health problems caused by an accident at work or an occupational disease, you will receive benefits for participation in working life. Services that can be provided by your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund are, for example:

  • Assistance for the resumption or continuation of the previous activity
  • Support in the transfer within the previous company to another activity
  • Assistance in taking up work in another company
  • Retraining
  • professional adaptation, further training and qualification
  • Admission to a workshop for people with disabilities

After an accident at work or an occupational disease, the statutory accident insurance uses all appropriate means to make it possible to return to the previous job. If it is not possible to return to the existing job, work is done to at least maintain the employment relationship with the previous employer. If this is not possible either, the aim is to achieve rapid and sustainable integration into the general labour market.

In the case of children and young people, benefits for participation are also provided in the event of an insured event. Among other things, the aim is to enable those affected to receive a general education as well as appropriate employment or gainful employment.
You don't need to apply. Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will examine possible claims ex officio.

Process flow

You don't need to apply. Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund will examine possible claims on its own initiative ("ex officio") and contact you.

  • After reporting an accident at work with the threat of permanent restrictions on the performance of the previous job, the rehabilitation manager will contact you.
  • He or she will discuss with you and, if you agree, your employer the further possibilities for maintaining the job.
  • If you are no longer able to carry out the previous activity even with aids or support, he or she will discuss the other alternatives with you.
  • If the problems in the workplace do not occur until later, without the need for current medical treatment, contact your rehab manager.

You can contact your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund online or by post.

Online Service:

  • Go to the online service.
  • You will be guided through the procedure on the accident insurance service portal.
  • You can sign up.
    • If you would like to receive the answer from your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund in the mailbox of your BundID account or My company account, you must have an account and authenticate yourself.
    • If you would like to receive the answer by post, you can continue without registering.
  • Select your responsible employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund or find out more using the industry search.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Fill out and submit the online form.
  • Your report will be automatically forwarded to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • You will receive feedback in the desired way.

Online service: Your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund:

  • If you have access to the portal of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund, you may also be able to submit the report there electronically.

Message by mail:

  • Please send an informal letter to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • Pay attention to the required information and enclose the necessary documents.

Requirements

  • You have had a recognised accident at work or on your way to work.
  • You are suffering from a recognised occupational disease.
  • Due to the consequences of the accident at work or the occupational disease, you can only carry out your previous job to a limited extent or not at all.

Which documents are required?

none

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There is no deadline.

Applications / forms

Forms available: No

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance required: No

Online service available: Yes

Appeal

  • Contradiction
    • Detailed information on how to file an objection can be found in the notice issued by your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

06.01.2023

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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