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Other compensations

Supplementary handicap benefits

If the injury or illness reduces the person to a state of dependency – that they are unable to care for themselves without assistance – or if a severe injury or illness otherwise causes him other exceptional difficulties the injured person may be granted a supplementary handicap benefit. The supplementary handicap benefit is divided into three different classes of compensation, and is paid when the criteria is fulfilled: The largest supplementary handicap benefit is granted to an injured person who, due to injury or illness requiring daily, continuous and time-consuming assistance, care and supervision.

A medium supplementary handicap benefit is granted to an injured person who, due to injury of illness needs daily assistance, care and supervision.

A small supplementary handicap benefit is granted to an injured person who, due to injury or illness needs regular assistance, care and supervision.

The supplementary handicap benefit does not cover the period during which the injured person is treated in a hospital or other institution.

Clothing allowance

A clothing allowance may be paid to an employee whose clothes suffer extra wear and tear because of an artificial limb or other bandages.

Increased clothing allowance

Increased clothing allowance is granted to an employee, who has two amputations or uses an artificial limb or some other means of assistance, and whose clothes suffer extremely unusual wear and tear.

Guide dog allowance

If a guide dog is necessary because of injury or illness, an additional compensation will be granted.

Compensation for additional home care costs

Legitimate compensation for additional home care costs due to an injury or illness is granted over a maximum period of one year after the injury.

Justified and necessary costs for examination

Justified and necessary costs for examinations needed to analyse whether the symptoms are caused by an accident or occupational disease are compensated, in addition to the above-mentioned compensations.