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?
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.