Over 50% serious work injury claims are related to hand, fingers or thumb

Over 50% serious work injury claims are related to hand, fingers or thumb

The Australia Worker’s Compensation Statistics for 2012-13 stated that in over 8330 serious claims, over 53% of these related to injuries to hand, fingers or thumb. (Source:  Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics Report 2012-13). The Glove Company is the optimal one fit company for all glove…

How to deal with common workplace injuries?

How to deal with common workplace injuries?

Serious workplace injuries are far too common. Between 2013-2014, more than 500, 000 workers were injured during work. Every one and a half days in Australia, a person will go to work and never come home. 9800 people suffer a workplace injury from which they…

Latest Developments in Workers' Compensation -Highlights from 2015 Summit, Sydney

Latest Developments in Workers' Compensation -Highlights from 2015 Summit, Sydney

The 2015 Workers’ Compensation Summit has bought together over 100+ attendees and 24 expert speakers from all over Australia. The keynote for this year’s summit was “Effectively managing the workers compensation culture to cater to a volatile environment and transient workforce”. See the highlighted topics…

Peeking inside the biggest issues for the National Workers’ Compensation Summit

Peeking inside the biggest issues for the National Workers’ Compensation Summit

The National Worker’s Compensation Summit ran for the 16th year in a row, and year after year this event has proven to provide the latest industry knowledge on workers compensation challenges and breakthroughs. After last years event, we decided to take a peek into a…

OPINION: It’s more than just a shoulder – the impact of the ageing  workforce on the treatment of injury

OPINION: It’s more than just a shoulder – the impact of the ageing workforce on the treatment of injury

Written by James Murray, Managing Director, Soft Tissue At Soft Tissue Centre, we treat over 1,000 workers every week across the country and we have found that over the past ten years the profile of injuries has shifted significantly. When we started, most of the…

185 worker fatalities in 2014

With the occurrence of each work-related fatality, Safe Work Australia records information, updates statistics and prepares various reports. The number of worker deaths listed on this page is based on initial media reports and is a preliminary estimate for the number of people killed while…

Addressing the biggest challenges when trying to reduce claim costs

When a worker makes a claim for a workplace injury; costs of treatment, rehabilitation and recovery can be quite high. Even once they return to work, finding suitable duties can come at a cost as others may be required to step in to fulfil roles…