Injury Statistics - Work-related Claims: 2005

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  31 October 2006

Highlights

  • There were 242,600 claims for work-related injuries that occurred in 2005.
  • The highest claim rate was for workers in the mining industry.
  • The highest claim rate was for workers in the elementary occupations group.
  • Seventy-four percent of claims were made for injuries to males and 26 percent for injuries to females.
  • The total cost of treatment, compensation and rehabilitation for injuries in 2005 was $196 million, an average of $805 per claim.
  • There were 86 claims resulting from work-related fatalities.

Graph, ACC Work-Related Claims, By industry.  

 Brian Pink   31 October 2006
 Government Statistician   Cat 34.900 Set 06/07 – 065