Work-related injuries

A work-related injury is one that happened at or because of work.

Types of work-related injuries

There are many types of work-related injuries, including:

  • musculoskeletal disorders
  • wounds and cuts
  • burns
  • fractures
  • psychological injuries.

In 2018–19:

  • 87% of serious workers’ compensation claims were for musculoskeletal disorders
  • 40% of these claims were joint, ligament, muscle and tendon injuries

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