Work injury statistics

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Work injury statistics

Find statistics on ACC claims for injuries that happened at work.

  • 2020 work-related injury costs.
  • 2020 new and active work-related claims.
  • Work-related injury claims and costs by year - 2015 to 2019.
  • New work-related claims by industry - 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • New work-related injuries by region - 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • Caveats to this data.
2020 injury costs
$782,106,554
The costs of all active claims to 30 November.

New claims

171,789
to 30 November 2020.

Active claims

258,478
to 30 November 2020.

Work-related injury claims and costs by year

Year New claims Active claims Cost of active claims
2015 196,627 275,373 $684,782,674
2016 200,270 280,689 $702,796,103
2017 204,430 286,257 $723,840,335
2018 210,831 295,864 $781,674,441
2019 209,541 299,754 $825,797,467

By industry

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By region

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'New' claims are counted in the calendar year they were lodged.

'Active' claims have had a payment made on them during that year. Active claims may have been lodged in a different calendar year and can be counted across multiple years.

'Costs' don't include payments made for acute treatment in public hospitals.

A client's age may differ between lodgement date and accident date.

'Region' is based on where the accident happened.

The data was extracted at a point in time and may change if re-run later.