On September 1, 2022, the new Regulations on the Reporting of Accidents and Injuries at Work (Official Gazette RS, no. 78/2022 and no. 90/2022) entered into force. The Regulations introduced the electronic application for accidents and injuries at work via the SPOT portal (the so-called »eReporting NPS«), which replaces the previous reporting form “Reporting of Accidents – Injuries at Work (ER-8)”.
The new electronic form consists of:
- The general section is completed by the employer in order to report an accident at work or injury at work and it is simultaneously received by the Labor Inspectorate (hereinafter: »IRSD«) and the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia (hereinafter: »ZZZS«) in their respective information systems, and also by the general personal doctor of choice of the injured person via the information system of the ZZZS; and
- The medical section, which is completed by the injured person’s doctor of choice on the basis of the information contained in the general section of the form and his/her assessment. The findings are also recorded in the injured person’s medical file.
As of September 1, 2022, all employers who are registered in the Business register of Slovenia (hereinafter: »PRS«) are obliged to report accidents and injuries electronically. Employer who is not registered in the PRS reports an accident or injury at work by completing the general part of the form in paper form and by submitting it to the ZZZS, which enters the data on behalf of the employer into the SPOT portal.
The new electronic application of accidents and injuries at work aims to simplify and digitalize the reporting process, and thus, relieving the burden on both employers and the injured person. Moreover, the electronic application enables the doctor of choice to be kept up-to-date with accident and injury notifications, and it enables IRSD to have faster access to applications for the needs of effective control and preventive action (Summarised from the website: https://zavezanec.zzzs.si/wps/portal/portali/azap/e-poslovanje/prijave-nezgod-in-poskodb-pri-delu/!ut/p/z1/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zivf19DAz9DQwNA1zM3QzM3H28zUK8gowNPI31C7IdFQFDW6pB/).
Employers and the self-employed are still obliged to report immediately to IRSD and ZZZS any fatal or incapacitating accident at work, collective accident and any injury at work resulting in at least one day of absence from work. The notification gives the injured person the basis for exercising the rights to which he or she is entitled under the legislation.