Insurance for work accidents and occupational diseases
The new Workers’ Compensation Act which entered into force on 1 January 2016 compensates occupational accidents and diseases which have occurred on 1 January 2016 or later.
The previous legislation will be applied to the occupational accidents and diseases which have occurred on 31 December 2015 or before that.
While the basic structure of the accident insurance system and the principles of the compensations remain mainly the same, the current law is more detailed than the previous. It describes the accident insurance system and benefits more thoroughly.