Types of injury

Seven compensation criteria or types of injury are listed in the Patient Injuries Act: treatment injury, infection injury, accident injury, equipment-related injury, injury arising from damage to treatment premises or the equipment used for the treatment, injury due to incorrect supply of pharmaceuticals, and unreasonable injury. A bodily injury may be compensable under Patient Insurance when any of the compensation criteria referred to in the Act is met.

Read more below about when the compensation criteria are met and when they are not. See also the examples we have collected about cases that were deemed eligible and not eligible for compensation as well as the answers to frequently asked questions.