Right from the first day of employment, the employee has the right to receive daily wages for up to three months after a work related accident (vinnuslysalaun).
Work related injuries include injuries occurred while working, running any errands connected with work and also on the way to and from work.
To receive sick pay you must have worked for at least one month with the same employer.
After one month the employee has the right to two paid sick days every month. The amount of sick days increases after 2, 3, and 5 years worked for the same employer.