Workplace Accidents, Injuries and Diseases in Australia June 2021 – Infographic

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

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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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Up to
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$10,000
75%
Up to
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14, 28, 60 or 90 days
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Suncorp Income Protection
$10,000
75%
Up to
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14, 28, 60 or 90 days
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NobleOak Income Protection
$25,000
75%
Up to 65
30 or 90 days
With NobleOak, you can lock in a policy with a benefit period covering you up to the age of 65. Cover limits may go as high as $25,000.
Commbank Income Protection by AIA Australia
$10,000
75%
Up to
2 years
30, 90 days
Apply by 23 June 2021 and get 20% off your first year of income protection premiums. T&Cs apply.
RAC Income Protection
RAC Income Protection
$10,000
75%
Up to
2 years
30 or 90 days
You can get cover of up to 75% of your income, to a limit of $10,000 per month, with RAC.
RACQ Income Protection
RACQ Income Protection
$10,000
75%
Up to
2 years
30 or 90 days
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Bendigo MaxLife Income Protect
Bendigo MaxLife Income Protect
$10,000
75%
Up to
2 years
30 or 90 days
Take advantage of a 5% joint policy discount with Bendigo. Also, you can unlock policy savings through the wellbeing programme AIA Vitality.
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