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Table 6 Site of injury for notifiable occupational accidents and accidents en route to/from work among physiotherapists, summarised for the years 2007 to 2011, BGW data

From: Occupational accident and disease claims, work-related stress and job satisfaction of physiotherapists

Site of injury Type of accident Total
Occupational accident Accident en route to/from work
Not specified Number 4,414 3,200 7,614
% 69.6% 66.8% 68.4%
Polytrauma, head Number 167 164 331
% 2.6% 3.4% 3.0%
Neck, spinal column, arm and leg nerve plexus Number 206 323 529
% 3.2% 6.7% 4.8%
Chest, shoulder girdle, back, flank, chest organs Number 93 107 200
% 1.5% 2.2% 1.8%
Abdomen, abdominal organs, pelvis Number 21 32 53
% 0.3% 0.7% 0.5%
Shoulder, upper arm, elbow Number 260 179 439
% 4.1% 3.7% 3.9%
Lower arm, wrist, carpus Number 286 225 511
% 4.5% 4.7% 4.6%
Hand Number 175 64 239
% 2.8% 1.3% 2.1%
Hip, thigh, patella Number 75 96 171
% 1.2% 2.0% 1.5%
Knee joint (excluding patella) calf Number 345 244 589
% 5.4% 5.1% 5.3%
Ankle, foot Number 304 154 458
% 4.8% 3.2% 4.1%
Total Number 6,346 4,788 11,134
% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%