Older workers: South Australian workers' compensation claims 2004-2013

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    South Australia (SA) has an ageing workforce. As a result, occupational health and safety issues concerning older workers are increasingly in focus.

    South Australian workers’ compensation data were examined to identify:
    • The number and rate of workers’ compensation claimants and claims submitted by workers aged 55+ years between 2004 and 2013
    • The characteristics of claims made by 55+ year old workers
    • Comparisons of the above with workers aged 15-54 years.

    Data comprised accepted and pending claimants and claims submitted by eligible workers to ReturntoWorkSA for the period 2004-2013 inclusive. A claimant is defined as the person who submits a workers’ compensation claim. A claim is a submission for compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, or both.

    Where applicable, 2006 and 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census data for the South Australian working population were used for comparisons between age groups.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAdelaide, SA
    PublisherNational Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), Flinders University.
    Commissioning bodySafework
    Number of pages39
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016


    • workers compensation
    • older workers
    • NCETA
    • SafeWork SA
    • ReturnToWorkSA


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