Lump-sum compensations in respect of an accident at work

The lump-sum 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 bodily injury refers to such a disturbance of the body condition which results in an impairment of body functions which make recovery unlikely.

Long-term bodily 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 likely recovery.

The level of compensati on depends on the percentage rate of the bodily injury certified by ZUS evaluating doctor or a ZUS medical commission.

Since 1 April 2017 an injured person has been entitled to compensation of PLN 809 for each per cent of permanent or long-term bodily injury.

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 occupati onal disease, is entitled to a lump-sum compensati on of PLN 14,165.

Lump-sum compensations are payable by ZUS and financed from the Social Insurance Fund and from the State Budget.

In 2016 FUS financed 65.6 thousand compensation claims to a total amount of PLN 306.0 million, with the average amount of this compensation being PLN 4,662.93.
 

(Note: 1 EUR = ca 4.26 PLN)