How long do I receive injury benefits?
Injury benefits are payable from the day on which the incapacity to work was established. However, continued payment of wages by the employer has priority. Therefore, the injury benefits are usually only paid from the 7th week of incapacity for work. The injury benefits are paid for a maximum of 78 weeks (including 6 weeks of continued wage pay). It ends earlier when the incapacity for work is ended and work is resumed, or when a transitional allowance (Übergangsgeld) is paid. Transitional allowance is paid for the period of occupational rehabilitation if the original activity can no longer be resumed after an accident. If long-term inpatient treatment is necessary, the injury benefits are paid beyond the 78 weeks.