DENMARK: Towards a reform of the occupational injury compensation system?

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The government’s ambition is to reach an agreement as soon as possible on a new reform of compensation for occupational injuries. The aim is to encourage more people to return to work, to reduce the time taken to process cases and to ensure higher compensation.

The government proposes to introduce a training allowance. Barely half of the victims are independent five years after the accident. This would allow workers to train because they are unable to work in their original occupation and to find a job that is consistent with their working capacity. At the same time, the proposal aims to improve the earning capacity of injured persons, but also to reduce employers’ compensation expenses and to encourage them to improve the working environment.

Since 2004, several governments have tried to introduce reforms in the field of workers’ compensation, without success. “I sincerely hope that this time it will be possible to reach an agreement, said Employment Minister Peter Hummelgaard. For the government, supporting injured people to remain or recover in the labour market and the working community is a top priority. […] Fundamentally, it is the responsibility of employers to ensure a healthy and safe working environment. It is therefore also reasonable for employers to contribute to the financing of a higher level of remuneration.”

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