How often are serious workplace accidents occurring in Australian? Latest figures from Safe Work Australia report that during 2020 over 120,000 serious injury claims for workers compensation were made to the relevant state authorities. This figure doesn’t even touch the edge of people with injuries that went unreported.
There were also 194 fatalities due to workplace injuries during 2020, with Queensland being listed as the third highest state with 34 recorded fatalities, followed by Victoria in second place (51 fatalities) and New South Wales topping the count with 53 fatalities.
The types of work-related injuries reported include:
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Wounds and cuts
- Psychological injuries
If you have sustained and injury through the course of your work and you cannot work to your capacity pre-injury, then it is time to seek legal advice with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. We will listen, we will advise you of your legal rights and we will guide you through the workers compensation legal process. If it’s time to talk, we’re here to help.
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