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About hospitality

Did you know? 

The past 5 years in the Hospitality industry in Tasmania for reported work related incidents has meant:

Workers Compensation claims

  • Total of 1360 claims
  • Total cost of approximately $12 million
  • Average cost per claim is $8,617

Most common workplace hazard giving rise to claims

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

Most common injuries

  • Joint/ligament/muscle
  • Wounds/lacerations/amputations
  • burns

Working groups most affected

  • Service staff
  • community an personal service workers
  • technicians and trades workers
Workers compensation statistics for total claims and lost time count in the Hospitality Industry between 2009 - 2013
Total claims Lost time claims Total time lost Average cost Total cost
1,360 668 30,881days $8,617 $11,719,627

Workers compensation claim trends in the hospitality industry for the period 2009 to 2013.

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