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About the public sector

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The past 5 years in the Public Sector in Tasmania for reported work related incidents has meant:

Workers Compensation claims

  • Total of 7303 claims
  • Total cost of approximately $102 million
  • Average cost per claim is $13,919

Most common workplace hazard giving rise to claims

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

Most common injuries

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

Working groups most affected

  • Professionals
  • community and personal service workers
  • labourers
Workers compensation statistics for total claims and lost time count in the Public Sector between 2009 - 2013
Total claims Lost time claims Total time lost Average cost Total cost
7303 4,016 220,680 days $13,919 $101,650,162

Workers compensation claim trends in the Public Sector for the period 2009 to 2013.

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