What is considered as an occupational injury
Occupational injury means personal injury, disease or death as a result of an occupational accident, cf. the National Insurance Act:
Registration of the event
All personal injury must be registered in the university's non-conformance system. This is essential if the employee wishes to be reimbursed for any expenses and to receive the benefits they may have the right to. All employees and students may report non-conformances.
How to report an occupational injury to NAV
- Occupational injury or occupational disease leading to medical treatment and / or entitlement to benefits according to the National Insurance Act must be reported to NAV.
- You and your immediate manager, possibly with the support of HR, must fill in the form «Occupational Injury Report» til NAV.
- The HR employee sends the forms to NAV and archives these along with the correspondence with NAV in your staff folder
- The occupational injury report must be sent as soon as possible and no later than one year after the accident. Occupational diseases must be reported within one year after the employee became aware of the cause of the disease.
How to report an occupational injury to SPK
- Occupational injury or occupational disease must be reported to SPK as soon as possible.
- You and your immediate manager, possibly with the support of HR, must fill in the injury report to SPK.
- The injury report form consists of two parts. Part 1 is signed by you as an employee. Part 2 is signed by your immediate manager.
- The HR employee sends the forms to SPK and archives these along with the correspondence with SPK in your staff folder.
More about the travel to and from the workplace
Accidents occurring on the way to and from the workplace usually fall outside of the occupational injury coverage. If the accident occurs while traveling between the campuses during working hours with transport organised by the employer, a report must always be sent to NAV / SPK.
(See the circular letter to section 13-6, subsection 4 of the National Insurance Act.)