Workers’ compensation insurancePohjola Occupational accident and occupational disease insurance covers your employees in the event of accidents that happen at work or on the way to or from work as well as occupational diseases.
High-quality treatment and fast recovery
Pohjola Hospital and our other medical partners help us to ensure a high standard of treatment and a fast recovery for workers together with their employer and occupational health care provider.
Pohjola’s Health Advisor at your service
If an accident occurs, your employee can call Pohjola’s Health Advisor who will assess their symptoms and refer them to the correct medical professional. Please call us or use the application’s chat feature.
Additional benefits from free services
When you take out workers’ compensation insurance from us, your employees are given A Digital insurance card and access to our Pohjola Risk Management Service.
Our workers’ compensation insurance gives your employees statutory protection
Workers’ compensation insurance is a form of statutory insurance that protects employees in the event of accidents or occupational diseases. As an employer, you need to take out insurance for any employees whose wages exceed EUR 1,300 per year. Employers’ duty to take out insurance is based on the Workers’ Compensation Act. The employees' group life insurance is administered together with the workers' compensation insurance.
Workers’ compensation insurance is a form of mandatory insurance for the time spent at work, which protects your employees and their families. In addition to medical treatment expenses, the policy pays out, for example, a per-diem allowance for the period of disability and, in the case of permanent disability, a disability pension.
Being injured at work or getting an occupational disease can lower your employee’s ability to work. Our insurance guarantees the best possible treatment for your employee through Pohjola Hospital or our other medical partners. We help your employee to get better and return to work with the aim of minimising the costs incurred by your business.
Extend your statutory insurance cover and improve your staff’s well-being at work
The majority of workers’ sick days are due to illness or injuries sustained outside of work. In order to ensure the fastest recovery time for your employees who are injured in their spare time, it is worth taking out additional leisure-time accident insurance cover.
You can extend your work-time insurance cover to your employees’ spare time by choosing from three different levels of protection:
- Our most extensive leisure-time accident insurance policy covers almost all activities outside of work, including sports and international travel.
- Our limited leisure-time accident insurance policy does not cover injuries sustained in connection with the more high-risk sports, such as football or snowboarding.
- Our non-competitive sports insurance for leisure time only covers injuries sustained in the course of non-competitive sporting events sponsored by the employer.
Alternatively, you can take out Group accident insurance to cover your staff outside of work.
To protect against illness, we recommend that you take our Health insurance, which covers, for example, expenses incurred from tests and the treatment of illnesses. You can choose the most suitable package for your staff from our range of options.
Our voluntary insurance policies help you to increase your staff’s well-being and job satisfaction. If you would like to find out more, contact our specialists who are happy to help!
Digital insurance services at your disposal
Pohjola Insurance provides you with various digital services that make it easier for you to manage your insurance transactions and make your work smoother. Learn more below and be sure to also check out our free digital services for companies!
Pohjola Health Advisor
Health advice on chat and by phone
Digital insurance card
Employees have fast access to insurance information and instructions
Take advantage of the benefits we offer and ensure a safe working environment for your staff
Every injury, accident and non-conformance causes additional expenses and disruptions. Investing in day-to-day workplace management and learning from mistakes saves money and ensures safe working conditions.
As an occupational accident and occupational disease insurance policyholder, you get free access to the Pohjola Risk Management Service for your entire staff. The Risk Management Service is a handy, digital risk management tool that, if used consistently, improves occupational safety, efficiency and the sharing of information.
As an Pohjola Insurance policyholder, you also get access to Digital insurance card that provides your employees with information about their personal insurance cover and what to do in the event of an injury or illness.
How it works
Insuring an entrepreneur and family member
If you are an entrepreneur, you are not required by law to take out an Occupational accidents and diseases insurance policy. If you have an entrepreneur's pension insurance, you can insure your operations with a Self-employed person's accident insurance.
A family member living with you and working as an employee in your company is covered by the statutory Occupational accidents and diseases insurance. If he/she is not in an employment relationship, he/she can take out a Health Insurance meant for a private individual.
Certain educational institutions have a duty to take out accident insurance for their students even though the students are not their employees. Almost all training programmes that are based on education laws these days include on-the-job training. Under the Student Accident Act, compensation is payable for injuries or illnesses resulting from accidents that occur during
- vocational training, with the exception of activities that are closely linked to teaching as defined by the act (e.g. theory lessons, breaks)
- vocational adult education
- university of applied sciences education
- university education
- comprehensive school education, excluding preschool education, preparatory education for comprehensive school education and years 1–6
- upper secondary school education.
The insurance pays out in the event of accidents or occupational diseases that occur in circumstances typical of the course as described in the syllabus or course outline while a student is performing
- practical training comparable to work
- skills tests
- on-the-job training
- work experience (comprehensive school).
The insurance also covers accidents that occur during the journey between the educational institution or a student’s home and the location of their internship, on-the-job training, work experience or skills test. Normal trips to and from school are not covered by the policy.
Workers’ compensation insurance claims are paid on the basis of the Workers’ Compensation Act. The most common types of expenses covered by workers’ compensation insurance are
- medical treatment expenses and costs of diagnostic tests
- travel expenses relating to medical treatment
- per-diem allowances for the period of disability
- disability pensions in the event of a permanent disability
- handicap benefits in the event of a permanent injury
- rehabilitation expenses
- survivors’ pensions.
You can find out more in our workers’ compensation insurance product guide.
(Occupational accidents and diseases insurance has no general insurance terms and conditions.)