An industrial accident is a physical or mental personal injury caused by an incident or exposure that occurs suddenly or within five days. Examples include injuring a finger in a capstan or falling on deck and breaking an arm.
The employer is responsible for reporting claims for industrial injuries. The injury must be reported to UFDS or the National Board of Industrial Injuries as quickly as possible and no later than five weeks after the injury has occurred. Serious injuries must be reported within nine days of occurring.
If a claim is not reported as quickly as possible or within five weeks, there is a maximum time limit of one year within which the injury must be reported. This means the claim must be reported to UFDS or the Labour Market Insurance no later than one year after the injury occurred.
Please note that shipping companies are often also required to notify the Danish Maritime Authority of such incidents.
NB: In the event of an accident in connection with loading and unloading in Danish ports or dockwork in Denmark, the accident must be reported to the Danish Working Environment Authority and not to the Danish Maritime Authority. This also applies when crew members are involved.
Accidents occurring on offshore installations on the Danish Continental Shelf must be notified to the Danish Energy Agency. However, if an accident occurs on a Danish-registered mobile offshore installation during sailing or towing, it must be notified to the Danish Maritime Authority.
In the event of a fatality the incident must always be reported to the relevant police authority, the Danish Maritime Authority, the Danish Working Environment Authority and UFDS.
UFDS covers dental injuries sustained as a result of your work or working conditions without other personal injuries.
Dental injuries arising during a meal are generally not covered.
Who is required to report dental injuries?
The employer is required to report dental injuries to us.
Damage to glasses and other aids
The insurance covers damage to aids arising in connection with work.
Aids include, for example, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and prostheses. UFDS may pay compensation for glasses and other aids damaged or lost at work.
Who is required to report damage to glasses?
The employer is required to report damage to glasses and other aids without personal injury to us.
Reporting of industrial injuries that occur as a result of work performed by personnel on board vessels or is due to circumstances related to the work being performed.
Industrial accident/foreign flag:
Reporting of industrial injuries involving crews hired on foreign-flagged ships associated with Danish shipping companies.
Damage to glasses:
Claim for damage to contact lenses or glasses that can be categorised as damage to glasses without personal injury in connection with work on board ship.
Damage to personal property: