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2017 allowed lost-time claims by leading injury event

Over the past 10 years, overexertion has consistently represented the leading injury event and in 2017 accounts for 19 per cent of allowed lost-time claims, up from 18 per cent in 2008. A further 16 per cent were the result of a person being struck by objects/equipment and 14 per cent resulted from a fall on the same level.

In 2017, people in the services sector were most prone to experiencing one of the five leading injury events. While males represented the majority of lost-time claims for these injury events overall, females represented the highest percentage of lost-time claims that resulted from a fall on the same level.

These leading injury events also tended to be highest among the older age groups (50 to 54), in various occupations.

2017 leading injury event characteristics

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