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Compensation for damages for an accident at work or an occupational disease is paid if the person has suffered an accident at work or has been diagnosed with an occupational disease before 1 January 1997. The compensation is also paid if the occupational disease is diagnosed after this term, but the person is no longer in an employment relationship (is not considered to be socially insured).

The State Social Insurance Agency shall take over the costs of compensation for damages from the employer if:
• the activity of the employer has been terminated and the amount of compensation for damages for the three following years has been transferred to the state social insurance special budget;
• the employer has been declared insolvent, and the amount of compensation for damages for the four following years has been transferred to the state social insurance special budget;
• the court has established that the employer who is responsible for the damage caused at work does not exist (excluded from the Register of Enterprises).

Process description

  1. Service requests
    In order to claim the remuneration, a specific form of application addressed to the SAA must be completed.
    May submit a submission:
    • electronically - using the official electronic address (e-address) or e-mail (the application must be signed with a secure electronic signature containing the time stamp);
    • on-site (if requested for service, a personal identification document (passport or ID card) must be produced);
    • by post.
    The application may be submitted to any VSAA customer service centre.

    The submission shall indicate the preferred method of receiving the decision.

    In requesting damages due to an occupational disease determined, an opinion regarding an occupational disease, which has been issued in conformity with the regulatory enactments regarding procedures for the investigation and registration of occupational diseases, shall be submitted.

    If the compensation for the damage is claimed by the family member in the event of the survivor's death, a statement of the treating doctor regarding the association of the cause of death with the occupational accident or occupational disease shall be submitted in addition.

  2. Receipt of services
    A decision regarding the granting of compensation may be received in person, by post, in the official electronic address or in the portal, in accordance with the type of receipt of the decision indicated in the application.

    The service shall, at the choice of the recipient, be transferred to the account of the Latvian credit institution or postal settlement system (PNS) or delivered at the place of residence of the recipient of the service.