Report the injury to the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) and the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Agency (Kammarkollegiet).Reports are to be made in consultation with the University and the work environment representative. You can also submit a report through a work injury report form instead of through the online service. https://anmalarbetsskada.se/ (In Swedish)
Submit your injury report to your department for signature.
A report also highlights shortcomings in the work environment and enables the University to investigate and attend to them, and prevent further incidents or injuries.
What is an occupational injury or an incident?
Examples of occupational injuries
bodily injuries arisen during studies
bodily injuries due to threats or violence during studies
bodily injuries arisen on the way to or from your studies
ill health due to psychosocial work environment issues, for instance conflicts at work or a high workload.
Examples of serious occupational injuries:
fractures (a broken bone)
large nerve damage to muscles or tendons
damage to sensory organs, for instance hearing or eyesight
damage to inner organs
extensive loss of blood
second and third-degree burns
events that affect a person mentally, for instance chock caused by
threat of violence or a traffic accident
exposure to a communicable disease
A serious incident is an event that could lead to grave danger of ill health or an accident, such as
severe cases of bullying, abuse and harassment
being subjected to harmful stress for a long period and reacting intensely to it
threat of violence, if the incident caused serious danger to life or health, for instance threat at the point of a knife or firearm
death threats made with intent, other threats of violence against someone or severe cases of bullying
falling from a few metres without physical injury
overhanging cargo or if items have fallen close to someone or where someone could have been stood
a leakage of smoke, gas or chemical substances without injury to an employee or student
an explosion in a room that was empty of people at the time.
You are insured during regular school hours
Students are covered by the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency’s personal injury insurance for students, which is free of charge but has an excess fee of SEK 500. The insurance covers students residing in Sweden as well as students who come from abroad to study in Sweden. The insurance provides coverage during ‘school time’, which means all the time a student spends on the University’s premises. This also applies if the student studies in the University’s premises in the evenings. However, the insurance only applies in Sweden.
What the insurance covers
The insurance covers personal injuries through accidents and some cases of illness due to infection.
The insurance covers
‘School hours’, on the University’s premises and campuses When on a placement or at a workplace approved by the University When on the way to or from the University When studying remotely if the accident can be directly linked to the studies conducted.