Workers insurance insights for construction

What makes construction different to other industries when it comes to workers insurance? Which injuries are common in your industry?

As the largest workers compensation insurer in NSW, we have access to a range of valuable data and insights to help you better understand the industry and support you in creating safe workplaces. See these insights and more with our interactive industry insights tool.

The below data shows industry insights for businesses with an icare policy and claims reported during the 2017-18 financial year, as at 30 June 2019.

Businesses covered 73,000

21.82% of scheme

Comprising 94.92% small businesses and 5.08% medium-large businesses.

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Workers Covered 380,000

10.02% of scheme

across 28 regions, 1 industry, 28 sub-industries.

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Claims covered 10,000

16.93% of scheme

An average of 0.57 claims per million dollars of wages.

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Median days off work per claim with time lost

18 for scheme

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Top injuries

% Claims 100

Traumatic joint/ligament and muscle/tendon injury 41.60

Wound, lacerations and other conditions related to trauma 34.56

Other injuries 10.99

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Where injuries occurred

% Claims 100

Upper limbs 41.29

Trunk 15.85

Lower limbs 25.55

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