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Injury Statistics – Work-related Claims: 2010
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  19 October 2011
Key facts

Provisional data show that in 2010:

  • 209,700 claims in total were made for work-related injuries; these claims were made by 187,300 people.
  • 11 percent of all claims were for entitlements (claims in which compensation and support beyond medical fees were required).
  • Agriculture and fishery workers were the occupation group with the highest incidence rate, at 241 work-related injury claims per 1,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs).
  • The regions with the highest incidence of work-related injuries were Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay, Northland, and Bay of Plenty.
  • The Tasman/Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast region had the most claims lodged for fatal work-related injuries, due to the Pike River mining explosion.
  • Sprains and strains were the most common type of work-related injury claim, accounting for 90,600 claims (43 percent).

Trends from final data for 2002–09 show that:

  • The total number of claims has continued to fall each year since 2006 (to 215,700 in 2009).
  • The number of claims made by older workers is rising steadily each year, from 6,800 claims in 2002 to 11,800 in 2009.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

 19 October 2011
ISSN 1178-2160

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