Workers compensation claims on the decline, report shows


Monday, 03 April, 2017


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Workers compensation statistics have been released in a new report, which shows that claims are on the decline.

The Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2014–15 report provides an overview of preliminary claim data for 2014–15, as well as an analysis of the claims.

Key findings from the report include:

  • the rate of serious claims has fallen by 33% between 2000–01 and 2013–14;
  • the median time lost from work rose by 33% to 5.6 working weeks between 2000–01 and 2013–14;
  • labourers had the highest rate of workers compensation claims in 2014–15;
  • the healthcare and social assistance industry had the highest number of claims in 2014–15 and the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry has the highest rate.

This report is produced annually from claims data provided by Australian workers compensation authorities. Read the Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2014–15 report on the Safe Work Australia website.

An infographic snapshot of key findings is also available on the Safe Work Australia seminars site.

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