Work-related injury and illness in Australia, 2004-2014

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11,481,000

workers in the Australian labour force

10,836,000

workers covered by workers' compensation schemes

531,800

work-related injuries

242,000

accepted workers' compensation claims

Incidence of work-related injury decreased from 63.6% to 42.6 per 1000 workers between 2006 and 2014

In 2012, the average time off work was 2 weeks compared to 1.9 weeks in 2009

Mental health claims resulted in the longest time off work, followed by fractures

​Males had higher claim rates than females

This study investigated the incidence of work-related conditions and their impact on time lost from work by state and territory, age, gender and injury type.