An injury to the face can be caused by almost anything, including falling over, cutting yourself shaving or being struck in the face by an object.
Accidents and injuries
Injuries can be caused by small incidents to major accidents. Learn about causes, symptoms and treatments, as well as how to be prepared with a good first aid kit.
Bumps, knocks and bruises
Bumps, knocks and bruises are common injuries. Read about related symptoms, when to see a doctor, treatment options and possible complications.
Mouth and tongue cuts
Cuts to the mouth and tongue can happen after a fall or knock to the head. Most are minor and heal on their own, but some may require medical treatment.
If you are injured or become ill due to your work, you may be entitled to workers' compensation. Check your scheme for the benefits available if you make a claim.
A limb injury is any injury to a limb, such as a leg or arm, or to their toes and fingers. Find out more about limb injuries, infection, treatment and prevention.
Back injuries can happen as a result of sudden movements, falls or accidents. Learn to recognise symptoms that could indicate a severe back injury.
Chest injury is any injury to the chest area, between the neck and the abdomen. Learn about the signs of injury and treatments.
If skin is punctured by a sharp medical tool like a scalpel or needle on a syringe, it is called a ‘needlestick injury’. Here's information about needlestick injuries from healthdirect and their partners.
Head injuries can be serious, even if they’re not visible. Read about the signs and symptoms here.