Compensation and support for workplace accidents and injuries

Work injuries compensation (odškodnina za poškodbo pri delu)

WHAT

In case of injury at work, you are entitled to financial compensation. The work injury is when you get injured during the working process or on the way to work and back when the transport is organized by the employer or when you travel for work. You can claim compensation when the accident did not happen due to your negligence. Compensation can be granted only when you have a record about your injury.
Compensation is paid by the insurance company if your employer had an insurance against work injuries and collective accident insurance and if he or she has adopted all required work safety measures. If your employer does not have an insurance, you can file a lawsuit against him or her.
To claim compensation, you need the following documents: ER-8 form (registration of accident at work), a written record of the accident, copies of medical records or a medical certificate, statements of witnesses, sick note from your doctor, your statement about the accident and invoices.

WHERE

You claim the compensation at the private insurance where your employer is insured against work injuries. More information on work injuries compensation is available (in Slovenian) at http://www.visokaodskodninaplaninsec.si/nezgoda-na-delovnem-mestu

Allowance for the period of sickness - health insurance (bolniška)

WHAT

If you fall ill, your employer will pay you an allowance for your absence from work from the company’s funds for the first 30 days. You must present your employer with a sick note from your doctor.

When your absence is longer than 30 days, the Health Insurance Institute (Zavod za zdravstveno zavarovanje Slovenije) pays the allowance after obtaining an opinion from the doctor or the competent health committee at the Health Insurance Institute. The amount of the allowance depends on the insured person’s average monthly salary and on the allowances in the year preceding the year when the temporary absence from work occurs.
More information on the allowance is available at
http://www.zzzs.si/zzzs/internet/zzzseng.nsf/o/A1B5024CD228B984C1257BB10025E058 (in English)
https://zavarovanec.zzzs.si/wps/portal/portali/azos/nadomestila/nadom_place/nadom_visina/ (in Slovenian)

 

WHERE

The competent authority is the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia. Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia (Zavod za zdravstveno zavarovanje Slovenije) – list of contacts (in Slovenian): http://www.zzzs.si/imenik

Rehabilitation after a work injury

WHAT

In cases of severe work injuries resulting in permanent inability to work, you are entitled to different healthcare and occupational support. The type of support depends on the severity of the injury and whether you have the pension and disability insurance. You have the following rights based on:

  • The compulsory pension and disability insurance at the Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia (Zavod za pokojninsko in invalidsko zavarovanje)
  • The registration in the unemployed persons register at the Employment Servie of Slovenia (Zavod Republike Slovenije za zaposlovanje)

More information is available under Rights and Employment in Chapter 5.4.2.a.

WHERE

For more information on medical and occupational rehabilitation in case of work injury, contact the z Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia (Zavod za pokojninsko in invalidsko zavarovanje) and the Employment Servie of Slovenia (Zavod Republike Slovenije za zaposlovanje). Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia (Zavod za pokojninsko in invalidsko zavarovanje): https://www.zpiz.si/cms/?ids=content&inf=25

Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia (Zavod za pokojninsko in invalidsko zavarovanje)
Kolodvorska ulica 15
1000 Ljubljana
Tel.: +386 1 474 51 00
https://www.zpiz.si/cms/?ids=zpizen
Email: informacije@zpiz.si

Employment Servie of Slovenia (Zavod Republike Slovenije za zaposlovanje) – list of contacts and addresses:
https://www.ess.gov.si/kontakt
https://www.zpiz.si/cms/?ids=zpizen
Email: informacije@zpiz.si

Zavod Republike Slovenije za zaposlovanje (Employment service of Slovenia) – list of contacts and addresses:
(in English): http://english.ess.gov.si/about_ess/addresses_and_working_hours
(in Slovenian): https://www.ess.gov.si/kontakt

Where

For more information about financial support in case of work injuries you can contact
Zavod za pokojninsko in invalidsko zavarovanje  (Pension and disability insurance institute)
(in English) https://www.zpiz.si/cms/?ids=zpizen

(in Slovenian): https://www.zpiz.si/cms/?ids=content&inf=25
Zavod za pokojninsko in invalidsko zavarovanje – ZPIZ (Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia)
Kolodvorska ulica 15
1000 Ljubljana
Tel: +386 1 474 51 00

https://www.zpiz.si/cms/?ids=zpizen
Email: informacije@zpiz.si

 

Center za socialno delo (Centre of social work)
List of Centres of social work is available here (in Slovenian):  https://www.scsd.si/seznam-centrov-za-socialno-delo.html