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Workplace Accidents, Injuries and Diseases in Australia July 2020 – Infographic

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

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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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$25,000
75%
2 years or to the age of 65
30 or 90 days
AAMI Income Protection
$10,000
75%
5 years
14, 28, 60 or 90 days
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$10,000
85%
5 years
14, 28, 60 or 90 days
Get a $100 bonus gift after 2 months. Plus get 12 months cover for the price of 11 if you pay annually. T&Cs apply.
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$7,500
75%
5 years
30 or 90 days
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nib Income Protection
$10,000
85%
2 years
14 or 28 days
Get one month free when paying annually. T&Cs apply.
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