Report a Work Accident in Portugal

Reporting an accident at work is compulsory and must be done by computer within 24 hours of the employer becoming aware of the accident and sending it to the respective insurer, and any breach of this obligation constitutes a serious administrative offence.

 

The obligation to send the accident report electronically applies to all companies with the exception of micro-enterprises (companies with fewer than 10 employees), self-employed workers and domestic workers, who can send the accident report to the insurer on paper.

 

However, if they prefer to do so electronically, they can and should do so. Electronic reporting is simple and quick to carry out and it is advantageous to report accidents in this way whenever possible.

 

All insurance companies are authorised to receive an electronic report of accidents at work and their response to an electronic report is rapid across the board, with clear benefits for the injured worker and the employer. To make an electronic accident at work report, click here:

Apart from reporting the accident, does the employer have any other obligations?

YES. In addition to reporting the accident at work to the insurance company or the APS, employers must also report the accident to the Labour Conditions Authority (ACT).

 

Reporting accidents to the ACT is an obligation of the employer, in accordance with article 111 of Law 102/2009, and has legal deadlines (for example, 24 hours in the event of the death of an employee).

 

YES. In addition to reporting the accident at work to the insurance company or the APS, employers must also report the accident to the Labour Conditions Authority (ACT).

 

Reporting accidents to the ACT is an obligation of the employer, in accordance with article 111 of Law 102/2009, and has legal deadlines (for example, 24 hours in the event of the death of an employee).

 

ACT contacts:

http://www.act.gov.pt/(pt-PT)/SobreACT/Contactos/Paginas/default.aspx 

Work accident report template:

http://www.act.gov.pt/(pt-PT)/CentroInformacao/Formularios/Paginas/default.aspx 

Model for compulsory reporting of occupational diseases:

http://www4.seg-social.pt/documents/10152/21729/GDP_13_DGSS