Safe Work Australia has published a snapshot of COVID-19 related workers’ compensation claims data to 31 July 2020.
Data is provided by claim type, industry, occupation, age, gender and jurisdiction. Key findings show that as at 31 July 2020:
- 533 workers’ compensation claims related to COVID-19 were lodged in Australia
- 34% of these claims related to mental health impacts of COVID-19
- 34% of workers’ compensation claims lodged were from the health care and social assistance industry
- 17% of workers’ compensation claims lodged were from the public administration and safety industry
- the ‘community and personal service workers’ occupation had the highest number of workers’ compensation claims.
The data has been collected from the relevant Commonwealth, state and territory workers’ compensation authorities.
For more information relating to COVID-19, see our COVID-19 work health and safety (WHS) guidance for workplaces. Information is available for more than 37 industries covering topics including WHS duties, risk assessments, physical distancing, cleaning, hygiene and mental health.