About this seminar
The Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics report is a key Safe Work Australia publication, providing detailed workers’ compensation statistics and claims trends. This infographic provides a snapshot of key statistics from 2014-15.
Data from the infographic
- Men accounted for 64 per cent of claims
- Women accounted for 36 per cent of claims
- Labourers had the highest rate of workers’ compensation claims – almost three times higher than the national rate
- The health care and social assistance industry had the highest number of claims (16 per cent of claims)
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing had the highest rate of claims (13.7)
- Types of claims:
- 90% of serious claims were due to injury and musculoskeletal disorders
- 10% of serious claims were due to diseases
- Cause of claims:
- 32% of serious claims were caused by muscular stress while lifting or handling objects
- 23% of serious claims were caused by falls, trips and slips
- Objects involved in claims:
- 25% of serious claims were due to non-powered hand tools and equipment
- 16% of serious claims were due to Machinery and fixed plant
- Areas of the body most affected by injury and disease:
- the back (21%)
- the hand (13%)
- the shoulder (11%)
- the knee (10%)
Please note: All statistics relate to serious claims.
All statistics for this infographic have been sourced from Safe Work Australia's Australian Workers' Compensation Statistics 2014-15 report.
Who is this seminar for?
Work health and safety professionals, researchers and other stakeholders who are interested in statistics about work-related injuries and diseases.
About the presenters
Safe Work Australia collects a variety of data about worker’s compensation and this infographic summarises data from the Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2014-15 report.
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