Workplace Accidents, Injuries and Diseases in Australia December 2019 – 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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Name Product Short Description Maximum Monthly Benefit Maximum % of Income Covered Maximum Benefit Period Waiting Period
Virgin Income Protection
Cover for 1,000 job types - full-time, part-time and self-employed.


$10,000
85%
5 years
14, 28, 60, or 90 days
nib Income Protection
Receive one month's premiums free if you pay annually. T&Cs apply.

$10,000
85%
24 months
14 or 28 days
Insuranceline Rate Saver Income Protection
Get a $100 bonus gift after holding cover for 2 months. T&Cs apply. Offer ends 31 March 2020.
$10,000
85%
5 years
14, 28, 60 or 90 days
NobleOak Income Protection
Income protection is fully underwritten and benefit period can be tailored to suit your needs.
$25,000
75%
2 years
30 or 90 days
NobleOak Income Protection
Get your first month free. T&Cs apply.
$30,000
75%
2 years or to the age of 65
30 or 90 days
AAMI Income Protection
Get cover up to a maximum of $10,000 of your monthly income.
$10,000
75%
24 months
30 days
Medibank Income Protection
Get a quote and you could win a $1,000 eftpos Gift Card. Offer ends 19 January 2020. T&Cs apply.
$7,500
75%
5 years
30 or 90 days
ANZ Income Protection
Receive 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
Zurich Ezicover Income Protection
Get your first month free. T&Cs apply.
$12,000
75%
5 years
30, 60 or 90 days

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