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About the education sector

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The past 5 years in Education in Tasmania for reported work related incidents has meant:

Workers Compensation Claims

  • Total of 3592 claims
  • Total cost of approx $41 million
  • Average cost per claim - $11,403

Most Common Workplace Hazards giving rise to claims

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Body stressing ( by lifting, pushing, pulling)
  • Being hit by objects
  • Mental stress

Most Common Injuries

  • Joint/ligament/muscle
  • Wounds/lacerations/amputations,
  • Mental disease

Working groups most affected

  • Professionals 
  • Labourers
  • Community and personal service workers
Workers compensation statistics for total claims and lost time count in the Education sector between 2009 - 2013
Total claims Lost time claims Total time lost Average cost Total cost
3,592 1,678 85,954 days $11,403 $40,959,153
  Workers compensation claim trends in the education sector for the period 2009 to 2013.

Graph showing total workers compensation claims and lost time count in the education sector for the period 2009 to 2013.