Australian workers hit hard by Covid worries

Gabrielle Lis

Almost as many Covid-related mental health claims as infection claims were lodged in Australia in the months to July 31, according to workers' compensation data released by Safe Work Australia - but the US outstrips us by far.

Safe Work Australia has released new data showing that 533 Covid-19-related workers’ compensation claims had been lodged in Australia as of July 31, 2020, with 2.7 accepted claims accepted for every 1 claim rejected. However, the data does not capture the extent of claims arising as a result of the second wave of the virus in Victoria, which began towards the end of June, 2020. Of the 533 claims on record at the end of July, 253 had been a...

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Published 13 November, 2020 | Updated 17 November, 2020