Each year Safe Work Australia releases data on work injury claims accepted by compensation bodies in each state and territory - and including NZ.
The latest report is available here and makes sobering reading (the Part 1 report) — Peter Bateman
Also, although the overall incidence appears higher in NZ, the percentage of injuries above 6 weeks time off is far higher in Australia and >1year is three time higher over there. Is this to do with the injuries, or the way the different compensation schemes work? If the injuries, does this mean we're actually performing better over here in terms of those very long term/permanent major injuries? — Craig Marriott
The important question to me is not the comparison, but why the NZ figures have gone up significantly... — Craig Marriott
Overall thou I believe that success is not measured by comparing ourselves to others. Success is comparing ourselves to ourselves and asking the question: are we a safer country, a better place to work, a better industry of safety professionals, than we were yesterday? Or last month? Or last year? — Amy Richards