Work Injury

Work injury insurance is designed to compensate insured persons who are injured at work for the loss of income for the period of time after the injury, during which they are unable to work. The National Insurance Institute therefore pays them an injury allowance for a period of up to three months.
If the injured person remains disabled as a result of the injury, he is entitled to a work disability pension or grant as decided by the medical board before which he must appear. 
The injured person is also entitled to receive medical treatment for his injury, free of charge.
If the injured person dies as a result of the work injury, his dependent family members may receive a pension or grant.

As part of coping with the coronavirus pandemic:

  • Anyone who contracted Covid-19 as a result of exposure to an infected person at the workplace will be recognized as a work-injury victim.
  • Anyone who has been in quatanting - may not be recognized as a work-injury victim.