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Statutory Accident Insurance

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 occured on 31 December 2015 or before that.

The new law is more detailed than the previous and it describes the accident insurance system and the compensations more specifically. The basic structure of the accident insurance system, the principles of the compensations and the benefits however remain mainly the same.

 

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