Workplace Accidents, Injuries and Diseases in Australia January 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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Virgin Tailored Income Protection
$10,000
85%
5 years
14, 28, 60, or 90 days
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.
NobleOak Income Protection
$25,000
75%
2 years or to the age of 65
30 or 90 days
Get your first month free. T&C’s apply. Offer ends 27 February 2020.
Medibank Standard Income Protection
$7,500
75%
5 years
30 or 90 days
10% discount for Medibank health members.
nib Income Protection
$10,000
85%
2 years
14 or 28 days
Receive one month's premiums free if you pay annually. T’s and C’s apply.

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