Table 2 Nature and location of injuries reported in the VWA workers’ compensation claims dataset made by jockeys and non-RVL employees for injuries that did not result from falls from horses
Frequency
Licensedjockeys(n = 59)Non-RVLemployees(n = 248)
Nature
    Contusion10 (17)73 (29)
    Dislocation0 (0)5 (2)
    Fracture21 (36)69 (28)
    Intracranial0 (0)0 (0)
    Open wound8 (14)31 (13)
    Strain6 (10)25 (10)
    Traumatic joint injury4 (7)15 (6)
    Other10 (17)30 (12)
Location
    Back5 (8)17 (7)
    Cranium0 (0)4 (2)
    Chest and abdomen6 (10)18 (7)
    Face/head12 (20)41 (17)
    Lower limb18 (31)92 (37)
    Neck4 (7)3 (1)
    Shoulder4 (7)16 (6)
    Upper limb10 (17)53 (21)
    Brain0 (0)0 (0)
    Other0 (0)4 (2)
  • RVL, Racing Victoria Limited; VWA, Victorian WorkCover Authority.

  • Values are number (%).