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About the retail sector

Did you know?

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

Workers Compensation claims

  • Total of 5114 claims
  • Total cost of approximately $40 million
  • Average cost per claim is $7816

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

  • Sales workers
  • technicians and trades
  • labourers
  • machinery and operators

Did you know? 

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 manufacturing Industry between 2009 - 2013
Workers compensation statistics for total claims and lost time count in the Retail Industry between 2009 - 2013

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

Total claims Lost time claims Total time lost Average cost Total cost
5,114 2,118 85,559 days $7,816 $39,970,144

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

Workers compensation statistics for total claims and lost time count in the Hospitality Industry between 2009 - 2013