Lump-sum compensations in respect of an accident at work

Such compensation is payable to an insured person who has suffered a permanent or long-term injury as a result of an accident at work or an occupational disease.

Permanent injury refers to such a disturbance of the body condition which results in an impairment of body functions with recovery unlikely.

Protracted injury means such a disturbance of the body condition which results in an impairment of body functions for a period exceeding 6 months, however with recovery likely.

The level of compensation depends on the percentage rate of the injury ascertained by a ZUS doctor or a ZUS medical board.

Since 1 April 2015 an injured person has been entitled to compensation of PLN 757 for each per cent of permanent or protracted health damage.

A person, who has been recognised as completely incapable of work and of an independent existence as a result of an accident at work or occupational disease, is entitled to a lump-sum compensation of PLN 13,242.
Lump-sum compensations are payable by ZUS and financed from the Social Insurance Fund and from the State Budget.

In 2014 the Fund financed 69.6 thousand compensation claims to a total amount of PLN 313.1 million, with the average amount of this compensation being PLN 4,496.75.


(Note: 1 EUR = ca 4.32 PLN)