Occupational disease; notification of suspicion to the agricultural accident insurance fund

The Agricultural Accident Insurance Fund investigates the suspicion of an occupational disease when it receives a report of such a disease.



A disease is recognized as an occupational disease if

  • it is included in the Occupational Diseases Ordinance.
    • Exceptions may exist if the Occupational Diseases Ordinance has not yet been adapted to the latest state of scientific knowledge.
  • and it is caused by the occupational activity.


For physicians:

If you suspect an occupational disease, you must prepare the required SAR in writing.

For entrepreneurs:

If you suspect an occupational disease, you must prepare the corresponding report in writing.

For insured persons:

  • As an insured person, report the suspicion of an occupational disease informally to the Agricultural Employer's Liability Insurance Association.
  • The Agricultural Employer's Liability Insurance Association will then check which benefits you are entitled to.
    • You do not need to submit any further applications for this.


For physicians, entrepreneurial individuals, health insurance companies:

  • Without delay

For insured persons:

  • You do not have to comply with any deadlines. It is recommended to report the suspicion of an occupational disease as early as possible.

Processing time

After your notification, you will receive further information on the occupational disease procedure. (1 to 2 weeks)

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    You do not need to submit any documents.


  • There are no costs involved.


  • Appeal

For detailed information on how to lodge an appeal, please refer to the decision issued by the Agricultural Employers' Liability Insurance Association.

  • Action before the Social Court


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