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Do you need information about your rights at work in Germany?

What is the difference between injury benefit (Verletztengeld) and sick pay (Krankengeld)? Can I choose which benefit I receive?

You cannot choose which benefits you receive. The injury benefit is usually higher than sick pay. You only get it if you are unable to work because of an accident at work. There is a special procedure to determine whether that is the case. Injury benefits are paid by the employer’s liability insurance association. Sick pay is paid if you are unable to work due to illness. In both cases, however, the employer continues to pay your wages for the first 6 weeks.