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Accident at work

A sudden event, caused by external reason which leads to injury or death, which happened in connection with work:

- during or in connection with performance of ordinary activities or commands of superiors,

- during or in connection with performance of ordinary activities for the employers, even without instructions,

- when the employee remains at the disposal of the employer on the way between the seat of the employer and the place of performing the duty, which is a result of work relations.

Every accident is treated equally to accident at work, as regards entitlement to benefits defined in the law by virtue of accidents at work and occupational diseases if the employee had such accident:

- during a business trip in circumstances other than those referred to in the definition of an accident at work, except that the accident was caused by the conduct of the employee not related to the performance of tasks assigned to him,

- during a training within the scope of common self-defence;

- at performing tasks ordered by trade union organizations functioning at the employer.

Accident at work is also understood as a sudden incident, causing injury or death, which happened within the term of accident insurance during:

- practising sports during competitions and trainings by a person receiving sport scholarship;

- performance of paid work at the time of serving imprisonment sentences or temporary detentions;

- carrying out a mandate by members of parliament (in the country or in the European Parliament) or senate, who receive salaries;

- stay - on the basis of appointment issued by powiat labour office or the supervising entity - at a training or internship connected with a scholarship received by school-leavers;

- performance of work by members of agricultural producers` cooperatives, agricultural farmers` cooperatives and by other persons treated equally to members of cooperatives, for the benefit of these cooperatives;

- performance or cooperation at performance of work on the basis of agency agreements, contracts of mandate or contracts of services;

- performance of ordinary activities connected with conducting non-agricultural economic activities or cooperation at conducting them;

- performance of religious activities connected with entrusted pastoral or monastic functions by clergymen;

- serving supplementary forms of military service;

- education at the National School of Public Administration by students, who receive scholarships.

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