Ministry of Work and Welfare, Labour Inspectorate; Pensions and
Disabilities Fund; and Croatian Institute for Health Insurance.
Ministry of Work and Welfare, Labour Inspectorate; Pensions and
Disabilities Fund; Croatian Institute for Health Insurance; and
Croatian National Institute of Public Health.
Central Bureau of Statistics.
In 1997 1,443,913 workers were employed.
Persons injured while working outside the territory are included, if employed by Croatian firms or institutions. All persons involved in occupational accidents while within the country are included, even if they are normally resident outside the country.
Data on occupational diseases are compiled and published separately.
an insured person's injury which is due to the immediate mechanical, physical or chemical action of short duration and injuries caused by rapid body posture changes, sudden loads on the body or other sudden change in the physiological condition of the body, provided there is a causal relationship between such injuries and the execution of a certain work activity. An illness in an insured person that arises directly or exclusively from an accident or an act of God intervening during the execution of the duties of the job or related to the job is also considered to be a work injury. Also considered as work injuries are those sustained by the insured person on his regular route while commuting between his home and place of work, and those sustained on business trips while carrying out official work assignments.
an injury which causes the person's death at the place of the accident or on the way to a medical institution for the purpose of medical care.
an employee's incapacity to carry out the duties of his job because of illness or injury.
arises when an employee's capacity to carry out the duties of his job has been lost or reduced as a result of a disease, off-the-job injury, on-the-job injury or occupational disease, on condition that it is impossible to remedy either by treatment or medical rehabilitation measures.
Minimum period of absence from work:
Maximum period for death to be considered a fatal occupational injury:
immediately (the person must have died either at the place of the
accident or on the way to the medical institution).
(a) personal characteristics of workers injured:
sex, age, occupation, number of years in job;
(b) amount of worktime lost;
(c) characteristics of accidents:
time of day, day of week, type of accident, work activity at the
moment of the accident, event which led to the accident,
location, total number of persons injured;
(d) characteristics of injuries:
part of body injured, type of injury or illness, extent of
disability, cause of injury;
(e) characteristics of employers or workplaces:
location; economic activity.
It is calculated as the number of days lost because of sick leave after the injury itself, as well as lost workdays due to subsequent deterioration of health or new sick leave, up to the time when the injured person has recovered and returned to work or retired.
Temporary absences from work for medical treatment are not counted as worktime lost.
(a) fatal or non-fatal accidents;
nature of injury:according to the four-digit level of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10);
material agency: facilities, engines and devices (19 groups), means of transport (five groups), items of equipment (12 groups), work process dependent sources (ten groups), working environment (nine groups), other sources (five groups), sources other than those given in above, causative agents unclassified for lack of necessary information;
cause of injury: this assumes the existence of various factors leading to the injury and being present in man himself, in his working conditions, or in his living conditions: malfunctioning of machines and other devices, except when a malfunction has been found in the electric part of a device; disorders in a normal and technological process; hand tool malfunctions, also of mechanically driven tools; faulty electric appliances, also faulty machines and hand tools; defective work spaces and worksites, not built, equipped or maintained to standard; working environment; space jams, especially passages for people; faulty routes for transportation; lack of protective devices, or their damage, and construction faults; lack of or inadequate or faulty personal means of protection; act of God; irrational or unreliable manner of working of an individual; poor work organization; tiredness, excessive working hours or overtime work; lack of overall control, especially in the types of work which should be carried out under supervision; lack of adequate occupational training; lack of corresponding technical experience; breaking the safety regulations; acute and chronic diseases; tiredness due to journey to or from work; worker's personal attitude to his work; worries and various disturbances; mental features and deficiencies; other reasons; unknown;
(h) characteristics of workers;
course of accident: how the accident happened: fall of worker; object falling on worker; worker-object collision; trapped or crushed; excessive physical exertion or inappropriate movements by the worker; exposure; contact with an object charged with an electric current; influence of deleterious substances or radiation on the worker; other modes of occupational injury not included above, and those which cannot be classified elsewhere due to lack of information;
(j) characteristics of employers or workplaces.
An injury is included in the statistics for the period (year) in which a claim regarding the accident was submitted to the relevant authority.
Worktime lost in included in the statistics for each of the periods (years) in which worktime was lost because of the injury.
Rates of fatal injuries and non-fatal injuries in relation to total employment.
Rates of fatal injuries and non-fatal injuries in relation to all work injuries.
Central Bureau of Statistics:
Methodological information about the statistics is published in the Health Record Schemes Law (Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia 53/91).
Not all the data are published. Data can be made available on request, in printed form or on magnetic tape.
The representative organizations of employers and workers and other users were consulted when the statistical system was designed.
All occupational injuries, including commuting accidents, are covered by the compensation scheme.
Notifications of occupational injuries should be submitted within 72 hours of the accident.
A standard form with detailed instructions (Form ER-8 issued by the Croatian Institute for Health Insurance) is used for the notification.
The form consists of seven sections. Sections I to V are filled out by the employer of the person who was injured, at the time of the accident. If the injury was incurred on the job, the employer completes these sections on the basis of the facts established during an investigation. If the injury was incurred during commuting or on a business trip, they are completed on the basis of a statement by the injured person or a witness.
Section VI is completed by a labour inspector, if the investigation was carried out before the form was submitted. If he carries out the investigation after the form is submitted to the physician who examined the injured person, and if the investigation reveals facts which are different from those on the form, he reports these facts to the appropriate institute of public health. Section VII is completed by the physician.