New report shows serious workers’ compensation claims continue to fall

The Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2014-15 report provides detailed workers’ compensation statistics, including preliminary claim data for 2014-15 and an analysis of claims over time.

Key findings include:

  • the rate of serious claims has fallen by 33 per cent between 2000-01 and 2013-14
  • the median time lost from work rose by 33 per cent to 5.6 working weeks between 2000-01 and 2013-14
  • labourers had the highest rate of workers’ compensation claims in 2014-15
  • the health care and social assistance industry had the highest number of claims in 2014-15 and the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry has the highest rate.

This report is produced annually from claims data provided by Australian workers’ compensation authorities.

View the Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2014-15 report.

An infographic snapshot of key findings is also available on the Safe Work Australia seminars site.


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