Workplace Accidents, Injuries and Diseases in Australia October 2019 – Infographic

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

Even though workplaces becoming safer, safety still isn't perfect. See our workplace accidents infographics below for more.

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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Name Product Short Description Maximum Monthly Benefit Maximum % of Income Covered Maximum Benefit Period Waiting Period
Cover up to 85% of your Income (up to $10,000 per month) if you can’t work due to sickness or injury. Cover for 1,000 job types - full-time, part-time and self-employed.


$10,000
85%
5 years
14, 28, 60, or 90 days
Get cover up to 75% (to a maximum of $10,000) of your monthly income.
$10,000
75%
24 months
30 days
Join Qantas Income Protection and earn up to 100,000 Qantas points. T&CS apply including minimum premium and policy hold periods apply to earn points.
$12,000
75%
5 years
2, 4, 13 weeks or 2 years
Receive one month's premiums free if you pay annually. T’s and C’s apply.

$10,000
85%
24 months
14 or 28 days
Take out a policy and get a $100 bonus gift after holding cover for 2 months. T's and C's apply. Offer ends 31 March 2020.
$10,000
85%
5 years
14, 28, 60 or 90 days
Receive up to 75% of your income (up to $10,000 per month) if you're unable to work due to serious illness or injury.
$10,000
75%
5 years
30 or 90 days
Get income protection cover (up to 75% of your income) without a medical test. Plus, Medibank health insurance members can save 10% off premiums.
$7,500
75%
5 years
30 or 90 days

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