Did you know the rate of worker fatalities has reduced by 49% since the peak in 2007? That’s the findings in the 2017 key Work Health and Safety Statistics from SafeWork Australia, published on September 29, 2017.
This report offers an overview of latest national statistics compiled from workers’ compensation data and data on workers fatalities sourced from jurisdictions, the National Coronial Information System and media.
Key findings in the report are:
- The agriculture, forestry and fishing industry has the highest rate of both worker fatalities and serious workers’ compensation claims.
- 43% of serious injuries involve traumatic joint/ligament and muscle/tendon injury.
- The median amount of compensation paid for a serious claim is $10,800.