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About the rural industry

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

Workers Compensation claims

  • Total of 2108 claims
  • Total cost of approximately $24 million
  • Average cost per claim is $11,406

Most common workplace hazard giving rise to claims

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

Most common injuries

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

Working groups most affected

  • Labourers
  • machinery operators and drivers
  • managers
  • technicians and trades workers
Workers compensation statistics for total claims and lost time count in the Rural industry between 2009 - 2013
Total claims Lost time claims Total time lost Average cost Total cost
2,108 1,155 51,056 days $11,406 $24,044,077

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

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