5334—POLICE COMPENSATION CLAIMS

Mr Shoebridge to the Minister for Roads and Ports representing the Minister for Finance and Services—

  1. How many police made workers' compensation claims in respect of partial incapacity as a result of psychological injury for the following periods:
    1. 30 November 2011 30 June 2012?
    2. 1 July 2012 30 June 2013?
    3. 1 July 2013 to date?
  2. How many police made workers' compensation claims in respect of total incapacity as a result of psychological injury for the following periods:
    1. 30 November 2011 30 June 2012?
    2. 1 July 2012 30 June 2013?
    3. 1 July 2013 to date?
  3. How many police made workers' compensation claims in respect of partial incapacity as a result of physical injury for the following periods:
    1. 30 November 2011 30 June 2012?
    2. 1 July 2012 30 June 2013?
    3. 1 July 2013 to date?
  4. How many police made workers' compensation claims in respect of total incapacity as a result of physical injury for the following periods:
    1. 30 November 2011 30 June 2012?
    2. 1 July 2012 30 June 2013?
    3. 1 July 2013 to date?
  5. How many police made workers' compensation claims in respect of partial incapacity as a result of a combination of psychological and physical injury for the following periods:
    1. 30 November 2011 30 June 2012?
    2. 1 July 2012 30 June 2013?
    3. 1 July 2013 to date?
  6. How many police made workers' compensation claims in respect of total incapacity as a result of a combination of physical and psychological injury for the following periods:
    1. 30 November 2011 30 June 2012?
    2. 1 July 2012 30 June 2013?
    3. 1 July 2013 to date?

Answer—

 

(1) and (2)This data based on the number of Reportable Claims, Date Claim Reported, Mechanism of Injury = Mental Stress receiving a payment for either Permanent Incapacity, Partial Incapacity or both Permanent and Partial incapacity

Mental Stress Claims . . .
Period Date Claim Reported 30 November 2011 to 30 June 2012 1 July 2012 to
30 June 2013
1 July 2013 to
30 November 2013
No. of Mental Stress Claims Receiving a Permanent Incapacity Payment 81 112 50
No. of Mental Stress Claims Receiving a Partial Incapacity Payment 11 24 4
No. of Mental Stress Claims Receiving Both a Partial & Total Incapacity Payment 111 173 36
No. of Mental Stress Claims Not Receiving an Incapacity Payment 66 101 56
Total No. of Mental Stress Claims for the Period 269 410 146

 (3) and (4)This data based on the number of Reportable Claims, Date Claim Reported, Mechanism of Injury ≠ Mental Stress receiving a payment for either Permanent Incapacity, Partial Incapacity or both Permanent and Partial incapacity

Non Mental Stress Claims      . . .
Period Date Claim Reported 30 November 2011 to 30 June 2012 1 July 2012 to
30 June 2013
1 July 2013 to
30 November 2013
No. of Non Mental Stress Claims Receiving a Permanent Incapacity Payment 524 470 165
No. of Non Mental Stress Claims Receiving a Partial Incapacity Payment 42 253 103
No. of Non Mental Stress Claims Receiving a Partial & Total Incapacity Payment 238 616 284
No. of Non Mental Stress Claims Not Receiving an Incapacity Payment 802 1144 456
Total No. of Non Mental Stress Claims for the Period 1602 2483 1008
(5) and (6)This data is not available as the claims reporting process focuses on the primary injury not the secondary injury.  



Question asked on 27 November 2013 (session 55-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 184.
Answer received on 1 January 2014 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 185.