Accidents within scope of pupil accident insurance

  • The term 'pupil' refers to children in schools, nursery schools and day-care facilities, pupils at general schools and vocational colleges, and students. By analogy, the term 'school' also refers to children's day-care centres and institutions of higher education.
  • In the area of pupil accident insurance, any accident which results in treatment by a doctor is reportable. In 2015, 1,244,577 reportable school accidents were recorded, representing a decrease of 3.4 % from 75.00 to 72.48 per 1,000 pupils.
  • New pensions resulting from school accidents increased by 14.6 %, to 541. Thus the risk of a serious school accident rose from 0.028 to 0.032 per 1,000 pupils (+14.2 %).
  • The number of reportable school commuting accidents increased by 0.2 % to 110,200 compared to the previous year. The risk of accident decreased by 0.1 % to 6.42 per 1,000 pupils. The number of new pensions resulting from school commuting accidents rose by 1.6 % to 248 cases.