Report: COVID-19 prompts 533 workers compensation claims


Friday, 06 November, 2020


Report: COVID-19 prompts 533 workers compensation claims

Safe Work Australia has published a snapshot of COVID-19-related workers compensation claims data, up to 31 July 2020. The data is provided by claim type, industry, occupation, age, gender and jurisdiction. Collected from the relevant Commonwealth, state and territory workers compensation authorities, the data reveals that 533 workers compensation claims related to COVID-19 were lodged in Australia. Of those claims, 34% related to the mental health impacts of COVID-19.

Additionally, 34% of the claims lodged were from the healthcare and social assistance industry, while 17% of the claims came from the public administration and safety industry. The ‘community and personal service workers’ occupation has the highest number of workers compensation claims.

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