Occupational disease; application for recognition


Illnesses that have arisen in persons insured under the statutory accident insurance scheme as a result of harmful effects during an insured activity may be recognised as occupational diseases. What constitutes an occupational disease is determined by the Federal Government by ordinance (Berufskrankheiten-Verordnung). The accident insurance institution is the master of the occupational disease determination procedure.

In Bavaria, the statutory accident insurance institutions are obliged to involve the industrial medical service in the occupational disease determination procedure if they intend to reject an occupational disease. The industrial physician is independent in his assessment and thus contributes to objective decision-making and professional quality assurance.

For the granting of benefits, see under Accident insurance

Section 9 of Social Code VII, Occupational Diseases Ordinance of 31 October 1997.

Statutory accident insurance institutions



Status: 09.09.2022

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