2017 allowed lost-time claims by leading injury event
Fall on same level was the leading injury event for Schedule 2 for the past seven years. Prior to 2014, overexertion trended as the leading event. In 2017, fall on same level accounted for 17 per cent of allowed lost-time claims, consistent with the prior year. Bodily reaction, the second leading injury event, accounted for 15 per cent in 2017.
In 2017, females in Schedule 2 accounted for the greatest percentage of lost-time claims for the following three leading injury events -- fall on same level, assaults, and struck by objects. Within the five leading injury event categories, people aged 50 to 54 years represented the highest number of lost-time claims.