Mandatory accident insurance

The compulsory accident insurance is a personal insurance dealing with the economic consequences of professional accidents, non-professional accidents and occupational diseases. Its benefits help to redress damages in terms of health and employment as a result of an accident or an occupational disease.


Employers pay the premiums for the insurance against professional accidents and occupational disease. Generally, employees pay the premiums for the insurance against non-professional accidents. The employer has to pay the whole premium and deducts the employees' share from their wages.

Statistical data

The main data on financing compulsory accident insurance can be found at the Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO). Detailed results can be accessed in the form of detailed data.

Further information

Information on legislation, on compulsory accident insurance projects and on current news can be found on the internet pages of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

Further information



Federal Statistical Office Section Income, Consumption and Living Conditions
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