Injuries and their effects
The cost of workplace injury and illness
The cost of workplace injury can be measured in both monetary and personal terms - we consider both equally.
In South Australia up to 33 new workers are injured every day - that's 1,000 workers each month or around 12,000 per year. Research tells us that workers aged between 15 and 24 have a 75 per cent greater chance of being injured at work.
The financial impact of these injuries for South Australia is conservatively estimated at $100 million dollars each year.
Aside from the financial costs of workplace injury, the human impact can be most devastating.
Workplace injury can stop workers from playing sport, going to parties, walking the dog or driving a car. Injury can also affect relationships with partners, friends and family.
Everyone suffers from workplace injury.