Injury Statistics - Work-related Claims: 2006

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  • There were 235,200 claims for work-related injuries that occurred in 2006.
  • Eighty-one claims were lodged for work-related fatalities.
  • The manufacturing; construction; and agriculture, forestry and fishing industries accounted for 40 percent of all claims.
  • Workers aged 65 years and over had a higher rate of claims than any other age group.
  • The total cost of treatment, compensation and rehabilitation for work-related injuries was $225 million, an average of $960 per claim.
  • The incidence of work-related claims remained relatively stable in the period between 2002 and 2005.

ACC Work-related Claims By age group.  

 Geoff Bascand   30 October 2007
 Government Statistician   ISSN 1176 2160