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2017 allowed lost-time claims by part of body

Similar to Schedule 1, the lower back has consistently represented the leading part of body injured over the past 10 years, however this changed in 2017 to multiple body parts.

In 2017, injuries to multiple body parts account for 15 per cent of allowed lost-time claims, followed by lower back (14 per cent), and body systems (10 per cent).

In 2017, males in Schedule 2 account for the greatest percentage of claims for four of the seven leading part of body injuries and people aged 50 to 54 years represented the highest number of lost-time claims.

Sprains and strains, again, were the leading nature of injury for most of these seven parts of the body, and the leading source was persons (bodily motion or condition).


2017 allowed lost-time claims by part of body

Schedule 2

2017 leading part of body characteristics

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