2018 allowed lost-time claims by leading injury event

Over the past 10 years, overexertion has been the leading injury event and in 2018 made up 18 per cent of allowed lost-time claims, down from 19 per cent in 2017. People being hit by objects or equipment made up another 15 per cent and injuries caused by a fall on the same level also were at 15 per cent.

In 2018, people in the services sector were most likely to be injured by one of the five leading injury events. Overall men had the highest number of lost-time claims in this category, and women had the highest percentage of lost-time claims caused by a fall on the same level.

2018 leading injury event characteristics

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