• Number of people injured due to work-related accidents (Line chart)
  • Number of people injured due to work-related accidents (Bar chart)
Data set notes
European Health for All database

Indicators: 611
Updated: 15 June 2018
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The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
•    SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
•    FTE: full-time equivalent
•    PP: physical persons
•    PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.

Indicator notes
Number of people injured due to work-related accidents
Indicator code: E115502.T

Occupational injuries include deaths, personal injuries and diseases resulting from work accidents. Work accidents are accidents occurring at or in the course of work which may result in death, personal injury or disease (ILO Yearbook of Labour Statistics). All industries are included. Commuting accidents on the way to or from work are excluded. It is understood that national definitions and registration practices vary significantly._
Country notes
Albania
Insurance System.
Armenia
Source of data: National Health Information Analytic Center, Ministry of Health of the Republic of
Armenia.
Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
Austria
Source of data: Statistic Austria.
Break in time series:
2007: In 2007, the Austrian Accident Insurance (AUVA) changed their system of statistical
documentation. This is why the accidents of 2007 were documented in 2008.
Belgium
Source: Funds for Work Accidents
(http://www.fao.fgov.be/nl/professional/privesector/statistieken/statistisch-jaarverslag): All
deadly work-related accidents and all reported work-related accidents with injury for which an
allowance was granted are included. Commuting accidents on the way to or from work are excluded.
Remark: the data refer only to people working in the private sector.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Total number work-related accidents.
Croatia
Until 1998 commuting accidents were included. From 1999 they are excluded.
Cyprus
Includes all work accidents (not a sample) happening to employed persons only and which lead to
absence from work for more than three calendar days. Includes non-fatal accidents only. These
accidents were reported to the Department of Labor Inspection (DLI) during the reference period.
Commuting accidents, accidents to self-employed persons and accidents to third persons (member of
the public) are not included. A break in series occurs in 2001, due to a change in the data sources
used (combined data from the DLI and the Social Insurance Servcices).
Note: As of 2016, the figures for the period 1998-2001 have been revised. According to the revised
figures, an increase in the number of work-related accidents occurs during the period 2001-2003.
During that period the DLI, in an effort to improve the underreporting of accidents at work, and in
collaboration with the Social Insurance Services, used information not only from the side of
employers, but also from the side of the employees who were engaged in accidents, recording an
increase in the total number of accidents.
Czechia
Source: Czech Statistical Office.
Denmark
Source: From 2002 onward: Danish Working Environment Authority (www.at.dk)
Break in time series: from year 2006 to year 2007.
Estonia
Source: National Labour Inspectorate.
Up to 1994, accidents on the way to or from work are included. From 1995 they are excluded.
Data updated in December 2014.
Finland
Since 1996, data for occupational accident statistics are created as a by-product of insurance
activity, so that all the accidents at work for which insurance institutions have paid compensation
are recorded in the statistics. The cut-off point is the last day of the year following the
statistical reference year. The statistics examine primarily the occupational accidents that have
resulted in a disability of at least four days. This delimitation corresponds to the one used in
Eurostat statistics on accidents at work. Earlier Statistics Finland statistics on occupational
accidents have applied the limit of disability of at least three days.
France
Source of data: ILO until 2007 then insurance system ( the data are consistent)
Germany
Source: Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and Federal Institute for Occupational Safety
and Health, Annual statistical report of the Federal Government on the state of safety and health at
work and on work accidents and occupational diseases in the Federal Republic of Germany.
http://osha.europa.eu/fop/germany/de/statistics/statistiken or http://www.gbe-bund.de
Coverage: Data contain the number of notifiable occupational accidents of those insured by legal
accident insurance institutions. An occupational accident is an accident, which a person insured
suffers because he or she exercises an insured activity inside or outside of the workplace (õ 8 SGB
VII). An accident is notifiable according to õ 193 SGB VII, when a person insured is killed by an
accident or injured so severely, that the person is unable to work for more than three days.
Commuting accidents on the way to or from work are excluded.
Deviation from the definition: Only the number of notifiable occupational accidents can be provided.
It is assumed, for simplicity that each accident refers to one person only.
Hungary
Includes cases of mine accidents.
Iceland
Source: Administration of Occupational Safety & Health in Iceland. Based on notified cases.
Ireland
Source: Health and Safety Authority. Figures given are the number of injuries which result in
greater than 3 days absence. The data comes from the CSOs Quarterly National Household Survey
(QNHS). The injury and illness data from QNHS rely on self-reporting and thus may be subject to
sampling or other survey errors. Rather than showing definitive numbers, the numbers presented
therefore indicate trends and broad orders of magnitude. Source for 1980-1989: ILO
A break in series occurs in 2012 due to survey methodological changes. For more information see
http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Corporate/Stats_Report_2013_2012.pdf
Israel
Includes number of persons receiving benefits in a given year.
Source: National Insurance Institute.
Italy
Source: INAIL Open data. For years before 2005 data includes accidents which occurred in each year
and have been compensated before the end of the next year. Since 2005 data refer to accidents which
occurred in each year and have been compensated before 30 April of two years later (eg. 2005:
accidents occurred in 2005 and compensated before 30 April 2007). Latest year of data is
provisional. The years 2010-2014 have been update to 31.10.2015.
Latvia
Break in time series: until 2009 ? total persons injured in work-related accidents including deaths;
as from 2010 ? persons with 4 or more working days lost as well as deaths.
Lithuania
Source: Central Statistical Office (CSO).
Note: Drop in trend during early 1990s due to major changes in political and economic situation.
Luxembourg
Total number of persons injured in certified work related accidents causing an absence from work of
at least one day, excluding the day of the accident.
Source: Association Assurance Accident (Safety Insurance Association) within the social security
scheme.
Coverage: All industries. Agriculture, public administration, army are included. Occupational
diseases, commuting accidents and school-related accidents are excluded.
Break in time series: Since 2013, school-related accidents, commuting accidents and work-related
accidents causing an absence from work of less than one day (excluding the day of the accident) are
excluded.
Malta
Source: National Statistics Office.
Netherlands
Source: Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Nationale Enquete. Arbeidsomstandigheden. Figures relate to
employees (not to the number of accidents) with physical or mental injuries due to work accidents
causing absence from work.
Break in series 2014: the survey has been changed: 1. Gross sample size has been raised from 80,000
to 140,000 employees, 2 target population is now 15-75 years (was 15-65 years), 3 method is now
mostly Web based survey (instead of paper based), 4 questions have been reformulated 5 data
collection is now carried out by Statistics Netherlands.
2008-2013: Survey NEA, Nationale Enquete Arbeidsomstandigheden, carried out by TNO and processed by
Statistics Netherlands.
TNO reports on Injuries due to work accidents, on behalf of the Ministry of Labour and Social
Affairs (2006-2007).Break in series 2005: figures according to old series from LIS: 2005: 78000;
2006: 83000; 2007:93000. Dutch Injury Surveillance System (LIS), 1997-2007, Consumer Safety
Institute Amsterdam. LIS records statistics of people treated at Emergency Departments of 17
hospitals, that form a representative sample of general and university hospitals in the Netherlands
with a continuously staffed Emergency Department. This enables extrapolation of the registered
numbers to national figures, provided the numbers are large enough.
Poland
Source of data: Central Statistical Office.
Coverage: Accidents at work on private farms in agriculture are included.
Portugal
Includes accidents involving dislocated workers abroad. Accidents involving employees of public
administration, as well as accidents on the way are also excluded.
Source of data: Ministry of Solidarity and Social Security Coverage: National

Break in time series: the data for 2000 are not comparable with previous years. A new methodology
was adopted which is more thorough and data from 2000 are considered as a new data series.
Republic of Moldova
Source of data: The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of the Republic of Moldova conducts an
annual survey \Health and Safety\" in cooperation with Labour Inspectorate. The survey collects
information on the number of injured at work with a disability for 3 days or more
Serbia
No data are available.
Slovakia
Source: National Labour Inspectorate
Slovenia
Source of data: National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia (NIJZ)
From 2008, notified cases of injuries due to accidents at work are included (employers information
to health insurance system). Injuries with at least 1 day of absence are included, commuting
accidents excluded.
Before 2008, cases of sick leave marked at general practitioners as due to injury at work were
reported, commuting accidents included. Source: The National Institute of Public Health of Slovenia,
Injuries at work data base.
Spain
Source: Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales. Anuario de Estadisticas Laborales y de Asuntos
Sociales Ministry of Employment and Social Segurity. Estatistics of work-related accidents and
occupational diseases
http://www.empleo.gob.es/estadisticas/eat/welcome.htm
Total number of persons injured (no. severe+severe+fatal) in work-related accidents during the work
hours.
Data for 1996 are provisional.
Sweden
Source: Swedish Work Environment Authority.
https://www.av.se/en/

Statistics of accidents leading to sick leave, i.e. a sick day or more. All reported occupational
diseases are reported. Accidents at work among employees and self-employed persons. Not commuting
accidents. The Swedish Information System for Occupational Accidents and Work-related Diseases
(ISA) was instituted in 1979, under the authority of the Swedish Work Environment Authority. ISA
contains data on occupational accidents and work-related diseases reported under the Work Injury
Insurance Act.
Switzerland
New declaration procedures came into effect from March 2005.
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Source: Annual report for occupational injuries; Institute for Public Health (IPH).
Turkey
Source of data: Republic of Turkey Social Security Institution.
The increase in year 2013 is due to the increased coverage resulting from changes in legislation.
Turkmenistan
Data are not available.
Ukraine
Source: State Statistic Department