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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 478 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 May 2022 by Hon Peter Collier

Minister responding: Hon P. Papalia
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 19 May 2022

POLICE — WORKERS' COMPENSATION

478. Hon PETER COLLIER to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to workers' compensation claims filed by staff.

(1) What was the total number of mental stress claims in 2019, 2020 and 2021?

(2) What was the total number of bodily injury claims in 2019, 2020 and 2021?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Police.

The Western Australia Police Force advises that this response is limited to claims with an accident for the relevant calendar year by police staff or police auxiliary officers. Police officers are not covered by workers' compensation; therefore, work-related medical expenses are met by the Western Australia Police Force.

(1) In 2019, there were 13 claims; in 2020, there were six; and in 2021, there were 12.

(2) In 2019, there were 55 claims; in 2020, there were 54; and in 2021, there were 35.