For persons with regulated compulsory health insurance at the Croatian Health Insurance Fund (HZZO), the right to salary compensation based on recognized injury at work or recognized occupational disease will be calculated and paid by their employer, from the first day and at the expense of the Croatian Health Insurance Fund. Salary compensation is paid in the amount of 100% of the compensation base which is determined in accordance with the Croatian legislation on compulsory health insurance.
If you are a person insured in other EU/EEA state and you have experienced an injury at work or occupational disease in the Republic of Croatia, you are entitled to salary compensation based on the recognized injury or occupational disease in accordance with the regulations of your home country.
Temporary incapacity for work can be established and conducted by the contracting general practitioner or a family medicine physician of primary health care in Croatia, who will issue a report on temporary inability/incapacity for work.
For persons insured in Croatia who have suffered an injury at work or an occupational disease in another Member State, sick leave can be initiated by a foreign doctor who will issue the certificate required in that state. The insured person is obliged to inform his or her employer in Croatia and the Croatian Health Insurance Fund within the time limits prescribed by the Croatian regulations.