The agriculture sector has a higher percentage of major claims resulting in one week or more off work when compared to all industries
The agriculture sector has a higher percentage of major claims resulting in one week or more off work when compared to all industries.10
Common causes of injuries
Farm workers and shearers are the occupations that experience higher than average exposure to injury.
20-29 age group
The 20–29 year age group are responsible for 29% of all workers compensation claims.
45-54 age group
The 45–54 year age group experience the highest time away from work due to a work related injury.
Cost of claims
The agriculture sector has a higher average cost for each workers compensation claim when compared to all industries.11
Time lost from work
Workers in the agriculture sector experience more time away from work as a result of a workers compensation claim when compared to all NSW industries.12
|Average time away from work|
|All other industries||7 weeks|
Vehicles and moving objects
Tractors, equipment and quad bikes
Tractors, agricultural equipment and quad bikes are responsible for the majority of farm related fatalities.15
Sheep and beef cattle
Livestock and plant operators
Livestock farmers and plant operators are the most at risk worker type.17
Horse related injuries
In NSW, the highest number of horse related claims for injury resulted from being hit by, or falling from, a horse.18