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Workplace Accidents, Injuries and Diseases in Australia May 2024 – Infographic

Agriculture, men and traumatic joint and muscle injuries a key theme in workplace accidents.

Even though workplaces are becoming safer, safety still isn't perfect. Men are 13 times more likely to die from a workplace injury than women and there are still several deaths and serious injuries every year.

Agriculture, forestry and injury is the most affected industry

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*Australian Council of Trade Unions: Work Shouldn’t Hurt 2018

Injury causes in the workplace

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Males vs females

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Sources:

  • Safe Work Australia: Work-related injury fatalities - Key WHS statistics Australia 2018
  • Safe Work Australia: Work-related injury and disease - Key WHS statistics Australia 2018

Will workers compensation cover all workplace incidents?

While workers compensation will cover you for workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses, benefit limits and periods may be shorter than whats adequate for you. You might want to consider income protection.

Income protection vs workers compensation

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