Workers' compensation pension

If inability to work continues for more than one year from the claim event, the injured person will be paid workers’ compensation pension, the amount of which is determined on the basis of annual earnings. 

The full workers' compensation pension is 85 per cent of the annual earnings of persons aged under 65 and 70 per cent of the annual earnings of persons aged 65 and above.  

Daily allowance can be paid as a partial compensation if the inability to work and reduction in earnings are partial. The reduction in the ability of work must be at least 10 per cent.  

As a rule, the assessment of the ability to work is based on the injured person’s remaining ability to earn income. The reduced ability to work must be caused by the compensable injury sustained in the occupational accident or the occupational disease, and not any other injury or illness which is independent of the occupational accident or disease.  

The Workers’ Compensation Act provides for workers’ compensation pension for students, schoolchildren and self-employed persons. Likewise, it contains provisions on workers' compensation pension in situations where the claim event occurred during work performed by a person receiving old-age pension.  

The workers’ compensation pension is adjusted each calendar year using the earnings-related pension index referred to the Employees Pensions Act. 

From the beginning of the sixth year, the basic amount of the workers' compensation pension will be increased on the basis of the claimant’s age if the claimant is under 65 years of age.  

Workers' compensation pension is a taxable benefit.

Modified 04.08.2016