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Daily allowance

The injured person is entitled to claim a daily allowance for one year from the date of the claim event if, due to the damage, he or she is incapable of performing his or her work in part or in full. The injured person, however, is not entitled to claim the daily allowance if his or her ability to perform his or her work has deteriorated by less than 10 per cent.

The daily allowance is paid for each calendar day, excluding the date of the claim event. Daily allowance is only paid, however, if the injured person has been partially or completely incapable of performing his or her own work for a period of at least three consecutive days, excluding the date of the claim event.

The daily allowance shall be based on annual earnings after 28 days have elapsed from the date of the claim event, excluding the date.

The daily allowance based on annual earnings corresponds to 1/360 of the injured person's annual earnings under sections 71-78 in the Workers’ Compensation Act. The daily allowance is primarily paid to the employer for the time he has paid sick pay, and after that directly to the injured. 

The daily allowance due to leisure time accidents is calculated in the same way as the daily allowance due to accidents at work, but is co-ordinated with other statutory insurances from which the injured is entitled to compensation for the same injury. The daily allowance is taxable income.

Loss of income due to physical care is compensated and is equivalent to the injured persons salary for the time used for the physical care including the travel time. Compensation is paid for a maximum of 30 days per calendar year. The compensation is taxable income.