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Occupational diseases

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  • Nationwide
  • Public service

The State Treasury will compensate the occupational diseases to persons with a Government employment relationship.

In addition, occupational diseases of subsidised employees in work trial or on-the-job coaching, as well as of uninsured contract fire department members, are compensated.

The compensations are based on the accident and occupational disease legislation.

Do the following

In the event of a suspected occupational disease, complete the electronic accident/occupational disease notification.

The accident ombudsman will be informed of your notification. After they check and confirm the notification, you will be notified by email.

If the State Treasury needs further information for processing the matter, we will contact you.

To whom and on what terms

According to the Workers’ Compensation Act, an occupational disease is an illness that has likely been caused by primarily physical, chemical or biological factors at work.

The most common occupational diseases include hearing defects, dermatitis and pulmonary diseases. According to the Workers’ Compensation Act, certain painful conditions of the upper limbs are also decreed compensable.

The service covers, among others,

  • Government employees,
  • occupational diseases of subsidised employees in work trial or on-the-job coaching, and
  • occupational diseases of uninsured contract fire department members.

The service is free of charge.

Basic information

The service is provided byState Treasury
Responsible for the serviceState Treasury
Area Whole Finland
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: State Treasury
Updated: 14/2/2022