When does the protection of the statutory accident insurance take effect?
The following people are insured:
- Those who personally protect an attacked person, for example by protecting a child who is being attacked and are therefore physically attacked themselves.
- Those who personally assist in the pursuit or arrest of any person committing a crime. This would be the case, for example, if someone were to hold on to a bag-snatcher to hand him over to the police. In the process, the person falls and injures him or herself.
- Those who rescue a person from a significant risk to his/her health, e.g. by jumping into a lake to save a person from drowning and hurting themselves in the process.
- Those who, for instance, take care of victims after an act of terrorism. Following the event, they need professional help themselves to mentally process what they experienced.