Occupational disease; notification in case of suspicion

If you have indications that an occupational disease may be present, you have the option of reporting it to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Description

Prerequisites

The disease

  • must, as a rule, be included in the Occupational Diseases Ordinance and
  • must be caused by the occupational activity.

Procedure

You can report a suspected occupational illness online or by mail.

Online service:

  • Access the online service.
  • You will be guided through the process on the accident insurance service portal.
  • You can log in.
    • If you would like to receive the response from your Workers' Compensation Board or Accident Insurance Fund in the mailbox of your BundID account or My Business account, you must have an account and authenticate.
    • If you would like to receive the response by mail, you can also proceed without logging in.
  • Select your responsible employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund or determine it using the industry search.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Fill out the online form and submit it.
  • Your report will be automatically forwarded to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.
  • You will receive a response via the requested channel.

Online service of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund:

  • If you have access to the portal of your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund, you can also submit the notification electronically there, if necessary.

Message by mail (for companies, physicians):

  • Download the corresponding form from the DGUV website.
  • Please complete any required information or documents.
  • Send the form to your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Message by mail (for insured persons):

  • Contact your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund with an informal letter.
  • Make sure you provide the required information and enclose the necessary documents.

Special notes

If the existence of an occupational disease is suspected, this must be reported to the statutory accident insurance institution. If this is not known, the suspicion can also be reported to the office responsible for occupational health and safety (in Bavaria, the trade medical services of the trade supervisory offices at the governments in whose district the company of employment is located). It will be forwarded by the latter to the accident insurance institution actually responsible. The notification can be made informally in writing or with the aid of a form (occupational disease notification).

Deadlines

There is no deadline.

Processing time

The duration depends on what data is already available. As a rule, a medical assessment is carried out and the working life must be clarified so that the connection to the occupational activity can be assessed. (1 to 2 weeks)

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    Unternehmen oder Ärztinnen und Ärzte müssen bei der Meldung per Post folgende Unterlagen einreichen:  

    • Unternehmen: Formular "Anzeige der Unternehmerin/des Unternehmers bei Anhaltspunkten für eine Berufskrankheit einer beschäftigten Person"
    • Ärztinnen und Ärzte: Formular "Ärztliche Anzeige bei Verdacht auf eine Berufskrankheit"

Forms

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Ärztliche Anzeige bei Verdacht auf eine Berufskrankheit
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Anzeige er Unternehmerin/des Unternehmers bei Anhaltspunkten für eine Berufskrankheit
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Online procedures

Fees

  • There are no costs involved.

Remedy

  • Appeal
  • Detailed information on how to lodge an appeal can be found in the notification from your employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

Status:02.08.2023

Responsible for editing:Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales

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  • Form, locally limited
  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
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  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
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