Our history

Published on: 21/09/2015
Mutua Universal's historic building in Avinguda Tibidabo of Barcelona
1900
First law that obliges companies to compensate their employees in the event of a work-related accident. The first mutual societies are established.
1907
The Mutua General de Seguros - Branch of Work-related Injuries, the origin of Mutual Universal.
1932
Work-related injury insurance becomes compulsory. They are managed jointly by mutual societies and private insurance companies.
1939
Mutua Universal is a pioneer in creating an accident prevention department.
1961
Work-related injury insurance includes coverage for occupational diseases.
1967
The Social Security Bases Act opens a new era for mutual societies as collaborating bodies of the Social Security.
1972
Mutua Universal creates the Occupational Risk Prevention Service.
1990
The General Accounting Plan Act gives the public sector and the companies the freedom to agree on the risk of work-related injury and occupational disease. Mutual societies are now called “Mutual Societies for Work-related Injuries and Occupational Diseases of the Social Security”.
1993
Mutual General changes its name to Mutua Universal.
1993
Self-employed workers have the option to arrange temporary disability benefit with a mutual society.
1994
Mutual societies undertake by law the economic benefit resulting from temporary disability due to a work-related injury or occupational disease.
1996
Mutua Universal starts developing the electronic case history for managing its patients' records.
1998
Self-employed workers are obliged to arrange the option of temporary disability benefit with a mutual society.
2002
Mutua Universal inaugurates the Ergonomics and Biomechanics Laboratory, a pioneer in Spain and the first of a Mutual Society for Work-related Injuries.
2004
Mutual societies expand their scope to cover the contingencies of work-related injury and occupational disease of self-employed workers.
2006
Acknowledgement of the preventive work of Mutua Universal in the centenary of the Labour and Social Security Inspectorate.
2011
Mutua Universal opens the Online Clinic.
2011
Mutual societies undertake the management of coverage for Cessation of Activity of Self-employed Workers.
2015
The so-called “Mutual Societies” Act comes into force, in order to modernise their management and operation. They change their name to "Mutual Societies collaborating with the Social Security”.