School Accidents and Their Compensation

In an emergency situation call 112 and act according to instructions.

A school accident is a sudden incident that happens at school or on the way to school and causes an external bodily injury. Also injuries sustained during a study visit, field trip, camp, club activity or on the way directly to any such activities will be compensated, if the activities are part of the school’s action plan.

Students are expected to choose a public, safe route on their way to school. In order to get compensations the accident must be reported to a teacher or school nurse immediately.

What to do in case of an accident:

  1. Report the accident immediately to a teacher or school nurse.
  2. The parent or guardian of the student should first pay the costs caused by the accident themselves and later apply for compensation from the insurance company: LähiTapiola tel  09 453 2316.