Insured persons of contracting states

The procedure for determining the right to salary compensation during the temporary incapacity for work (sick leave) due to a recognized injury at work or occupational disease is carried out by the competent health insurance holder of the home state of the employee concerned, in accordance with its national legislation.

Citizens of non-contracting states

Citizens of non-contracting states have the right to temporary incapacity for work due to recognized injuries at work or occupational diseases only if they have established the status of insured persons in compulsory health insurance in the Croatian Health Insurance Fund.

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Temporary incapacity for work, which occurred during temporary work in another contracting state, can be determined by the contracted physician in the state in which you temporarily work. The same physician will also issue you a certificate of temporary incapacity for work.

In case of temporary incapacity for work or occupational disease incurred in another contracting state, you are obliged to notify your employer and the competent health insurance holder in your home country, within the deadlines provided by the legislation of your home country. You can do this either personally or through a health insurance holder in the state of temporary work.

Compensation for your salary will be paid by the health insurance holder of your home country.

A Croatian insured person, engaged in temporary work in a contractual or non-contractual state, is entitled to a salary compensation in accordance with the Croatian legislation on compulsory health insurance, and such compensation shall be paid at the expense of the Croatian Health Insurance Fund or the state budget only during his or her stay in Croatia. There is an exception in case of maternity leave and leave in case of death of a child (in case of stillborn child or death of a child during maternity leave) when the salary compensation is paid even during stay outside Croatia.