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About Health & Community Services

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The past 5 years in Health and Community Services in Tasmania for reported work related incidents has meant:

Workers Compensation Claims

  • Total of 7067 claims
  • Total cost of approx $81 million
  • Average cost per claim - $11,473

Most Common Workplace Hazards giving rise to claims

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

Most Common Injuries

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

Working groups most affected

  • Community and personal service workers
  • Professionals 
  • Labourers
  • Clerical and administrative workers
Workers compensation statistics for total claims and lost time count in Health and Community Services between 2009 - 2013
Total claims Lost time claims Total time lost Average cost Total cost
7,067 3,926 177,012 days $11,473 $81,082,635

Workers compensation claim trends in Health and Community Services for the period 2009 to 2013. 

 Workers compensation claim trends in Health and Community Services for the period 2009 to 2013.