Personal injuries

Report

24 Oct 2018

This inquiry was initiated to examine options for greater involvement by private sector life insurers in worker rehabilitation, including support after return to work, with particular reference to the interaction of Income Protection (IP) insurance and Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance with State, Territory,...

Report

23 Oct 2018

In 2015–16, there were an estimated 18,746 new hip fractures in Australia, a crude rate of 199 hip fractures per 100,000 population aged 45 and over. This represents a decline in the rate of hip fractures over time, suggesting that measures to reduce risk factors...

Survey

23 Oct 2018

This report provides a comprehensive summary of the 2018 National Return to Work survey responses. The survey is undertaken on a biannual basis and compares the return to work experiences and outcomes of injured workers against a number of variables, including returning to work, workplace...

Discussion paper

17 Oct 2018

This paper identifies elements within existing motor accident injury insurance schemes that may act as barriers to accessing compensation for personal injuries or death caused by an automated driving system. The paper discusses how these schemes, or alternative insurance models, could provide cover for injuries...

Report

17 Oct 2018

The human impact of an industrial death is catastrophic and far-reaching. For the families and friends of those individuals killed at work, the terrible and profound human cost and associated consequences they must suffer is lifelong.

Report

9 Oct 2018

This report focuses on trends in deaths due to injury and poisoning that occurred over the period 1999–00 to 2014–15. Rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were generally at least twice as high as rates for non-Indigenous Australians over the period from 2001–02 to 2014–15.

Report

26 Jul 2018

The Return to Work Act 2014 established a scheme to support workers and employers when a work injury occurs. An independent review of the Act must be carried out after three years of its commencement. This report is the result of that review.

Fact sheet

4 Jul 2018

This fact sheet focuses on hospitalised cases where a person was injured in an unintentional crash involving types of transport that operate on land.

Fact sheet

19 Jun 2018

This fact sheet examines cases of hospitalised assault against men in 2014–15.

Report

16 May 2018

This report focuses on trends in hospitalised (serious) fall injury for people aged 65 and over that occurred over the period 2002–03 to 2014–15. Information is also presented on the hospital care provided.

Report

16 May 2018

This report shows that the rate of hospitalised injury cases in Australia rose between 1999–00 and 2014–15 by an average of 1% per year. In 2014–15, case numbers and rates were higher for males than females for all age groups up to 60–64, and higher...

Report

16 May 2018

In 2014–15, 264 newly incident cases of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) due to external causes were reported to the Australian Spinal Cord Injury Register.

Report

Work-related injury and disease in Australian transport sector workers
11 May 2018

Transport workers are up to five times more likely to be injured at work than any other Australian worker, according to this research. Train drivers, in particular, are thirty times more likely to develop a mental health condition than any other worker.

Report

An analysis of fatalities and traffic offences in New Zealand: final report
24 Apr 2018

This research looked at 200 fatal crashes where seat belts were not worn. It showed that 75% of victims were male and that young New Zealanders were over-represented.

Journal article

26 Mar 2018

The relationships between older adults and their home environments are commonly built upon several decades of personal-expression, values and goals. However, fall preventative home modifications often create a dissonance between existing environments and efforts to prevent falls at home.

Discussion paper

22 Mar 2018

This Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) includes the five policy options being considered, the ACCC's preliminary recommendation, as well as a series of questions for stakeholder consideration.

Report

15 Mar 2018

This report discusses the context within which work health and safety and road traffic safety currently intersect, and the process followed during the preparation of a work health and safety guide.

Journal article

12 Mar 2018

This article examines how health professionals can play a key role in identifying and preventing the recurrence of intentional injury.

Report

12 Feb 2018

Road crashes impose intangible, financial and economic costs to society. These costs include reduced quality of life, reduced productivity and medical and other resource costs. The Ministry of Transport updates the social cost of road crashes and injuries annually to allow comparison of the costs...

Report

7 Feb 2018

Almost 22,000 people were hospitalised in the period from 2010–11 to 2014–15 as a result of injury which occurred on a farm; over three-quarters of them (77%) were males.

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