Occupational injury

Last changed: 07 February 2024

An occupational injury report must be submitted if an employee or student is injured at work or during their studies. The same applies for incidents where someone could have been hurt. Registration is made in the IA-system.

Definition of occupational injury

An occupational injury is an injury suffered through an accident or another form of harmful action of work. If you are injured going directly to or from work, it sometimes counts as an occupational injury. It can also be classified as an accident on the way to or from work.

Personal injury insurance (PSA)

If you are injured at work, as an employee you can receive compensation through either the Swedish Social Insurance Agency or AFA Försäkring. You can register with the Swedish Social Insurance Agency on the website. You can use the Occupational Injury Guide to find out who to consult and report the matter to in order to get compensation for your injury. 

In order to receive reimbursement for some costs, you must show all treatment receipts, and the receipts must include your name and personal identity number.

More information about insurance policies at SLU.