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2017 allowed lost-time claims by leading nature of injury

Over the past 10 years, sprains and strains have consistently represented the leading nature of injury. In 2017, they represented 47 per cent of lost-time claims, compared to 56 per cent in 2008.

Unlike schedule 1, females in Schedule 2 represented the greatest percentage of lost-time claims in all four of five of the leading nature of injury categories in 2017. These types of injuries tended to be highest among the 50 to 54 year age group, and were concentrated within two occupation groups -- secondary and elementary school teachers and counsellors, and police officers.

 


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2017 leading injury nature characteristics

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