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Insight into the Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2018-19

Safe Work Australia’s latest report on the Australian Workers’ Compensation Claims has highlighted the occupations, industries and common injuries statistics during 2018-19.

Key findings for serious claims* include:

  • Top Occupation: Labourers
  • Top Industry: Agriculture, forestry and fishing.
  • Top Common injury/type: traumatic joint/ligament and muscle/tendon injuries (39% of all serious claims)

*Serious claims are based off per million hours worked. A serious claim is a workers’ compensation involving five days or more time off work.

Australian Workers’ Compensation Claims highlights 2018-19


Findings from the latest Safe Work Australia’s Australian Workers’ Compensation statistics 2018-19.  Read the full report here


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