Your questions answered: What is a lost time injury and how long does it last?

By Portner Press on April 9th, 2019
  1. Fire, Emergency & Incidents
  2. Workers' Compensation

Q
Can you provide the definition of a lost time injury and how long it lasts for?
A
A lost time injury is defined as an injury that results in a worker not being able to report to their next shift at work. This includes an injury that results in a fatality or permanent disability.

The definition and reporting requirements arise under the Australian Standard, Workplace Injury and Disease Recording Standard. This sets out the reporting requirements in respect of the time lost from work.

For the purposes of reporting a lost time injury, the duration of time lost from work is the total number of complete working days or shifts lost from work as a result of the injury.

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