Medical rehabilitation services according to SGB IX permit to avoid the need for care and restrictions on earning capacity

After the occurrence of an insured event (accident at work, commuting accident, occupational disease), the statutory accident insurance covers the costs for the necessary medical rehabilitation.

In the event of an insured event, you will receive, among other things, medical benefits if the preservation of your earning capacity cannot be achieved otherwise or if a need for care cannot be avoided otherwise.
After the occurrence of an insured event, the accident insurance institutions have the task of restoring their capacity by all appropriate means.

Treatment can be provided on an outpatient or inpatient basis.

You will receive all the services that are necessary for the care. These include, for example.B.

- Medical treatments

- Nursing

- Supply of medicines, bandages, remedies and aids

- Treatment in hospitals and rehabilitation facilities

Damage to health that requires special accident medical treatment is treated in special facilities.

All these services are targeted within the framework of rehabilitation management and coordinated with the treating doctors, physiotherapists and you and accompanied by the rehabilitation manager of the responsible accident insurance institution.

Please contact your responsible accident insurance institution.


The treatment goal (preservation of earning capacity or avoidance of a need for care) cannot be achieved without medical rehabilitation.

§§ 26, 27 ff Seventh Book of the Social Code (SGB VII)

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  • § 26 paragraph 1 number 2 of the Social Code Ninth Book (SGB IX)

An insured event that leads to an incapacity for work of more than three calendar days must be reported by the company to the responsible employers' liability insurance association or accident insurance fund.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

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