Victorian statistics for work-related injuries

Julie Middleton made this Freedom of Information request to Worksafe Victoria

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From: Julie Middleton

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Dear Worksafe Victoria,

Safe Work Australia (SWA) has national statistics for workers' compensation claims and the information is limited to serious claims.

I am seeking Victorian annual statistics from 2000 for the following:

1. The annual number of substantiated or accepted complaints/claims as being work-related injuries for Victorian workers.

2. The annual number for substantiated or accepted as being work-related injuries for: "psychological injuries" and "physical injuries". The two figures will reconcile with the figures in point 1.

3. The annual number of complaints - that were not substantiated or accepted - as being work-related injuries for Victorian workers.

4. The annual number for complaints - that were not substantiated or accepted - as being work related for: "psychological injuries" and "physical injuries". The two figures will reconcile with the figures in point.

Yours faithfully,

Julie Middleton

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From: Karen van der Chys (WorkSafe)
Worksafe Victoria

Dear Ms Middleton,

re: Freedom of Information Act 1982 Act (Vic) (FOI Act) Request

I refer to your request dated 14 December 2019, which was received at WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) on 14 December 2019 seeking access to Victorian annual statistics as per below.

Your request is currently being considered in accordance with the FOI Act and you will be notified by WorkSafe of its decision in relation to your request within 30 days from the date it was received.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Karen van der Chys

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From: Karen van der Chys (WorkSafe)
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From: Julie Middleton

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Dear Karen van der Chys (WorkSafe),

Your letter of 18 February 2020 has no statistics attached.

From the statistics provided by Queensland and New South Wales, it seems there is an average of around 35% of the admitted claims are "serious".

The legislation in Victoria does seem fairer for the injured.

Yours sincerely,

Julie Middleton

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From: Karen van der Chys (WorkSafe)
Worksafe Victoria

Hi Julie,

This was simply a copy of the Decision letter with my signature redacted.

You have already received the Decision letter and documentation previously.

Regards

Karen

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From: Kat Szuminska

Hi Karen
Thanks for the updated document, however I'm not able to update the
original one you sent in.
Please can you use the usual response to the request email as the FOI
officer and add a note explaining the replacement document?
Many thanks.
Kind regards, 

Kat Szuminska

On February 17, 2020, 1:12 PM PST
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Hi Kat

 

Please find the Decision letter, with signature redacted for your site.

 

Many thanks.

 

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Please see attached Decision letter with my signature redacted for your
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der Chys
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