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 2019-20:

  • 88% of serious claims were for injuries and musculoskeletal disorders
  • 40% of these claims were joint, ligament, muscle and tendon injuries.

The economic impact of work-related injuries and illnesses

We commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to explore the cost of workplace injury and illness in Australia. Using an innovative modelling approach, the study demonstrates how much value could be created within the Australian economy by removing work-related injury and illness. 

Read Safer, healthier, wealthier: The economic value of reducing work-related injuries and illnesses.

More information

Data on work-related injuries are in the:

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