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



workers in the Australian labour force


workers covered by workers' compensation schemes


work-related injuries


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.

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COMPARE is led by Monash University, supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant DP190102473 and has previously been funded by Safe Work Australia and Worksafe Victoria.