For how long do you receive Verletztengeld (injury benefits)?
You will usually receive injury benefits as from the 7th week of being unable to work. You will continue to receive your salary for the 6 weeks beforehand. You can receive injury benefits for a maximum of 78 weeks in total.
Injury benefits are only paid for more than 78 weeks if you are hospitalised for a long duration after your work accident (long inpatient treatment).
If the inability to work ends earlier, injury benefit payments will also stop.