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insufficient medical evidence to support that the workplace is a significant contributing factor to the injury.
b) In respect of withdrawn compensation claims, in the event an employee withdraws their claim, this is done directly with the insurer and CHS is not privy to the reasons for this.
5) Due to the breadth of the Member’s question, the amount of data required to be exported and summarised to provide an answer would require significant time and resourcing. I have therefore been advised that CHS is unable to provide this data as this would be an unreasonable diversion of resources.
6) The following table provides a breakdown for all CHS compensation claims, both accepted and rejected, by mechanism of injury since July 2020. This data is provided from the Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations unit within CMTEDD.
(Available at the Chamber Support Office).
7) The average cost of a compensation claim for CHS is approximately $90,160. This figure is based on the 2022-2023 premium pool and devolution estimates for CHS.
8) For CHS compensation claims reported since 1 July 2020, the average time off for an accepted claim is 8.3 weeks, noting that the claims are still developing and that this figure reflects experience to 31 May 2022.
9) The following table depicts the highest and lowest cost CHS compensation claims paid to date as reported since 1 July 2020, noting that the claims are still developing and that these figures reflect experience to 31 May 2022. This data is provided from the Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations unit within CMTEDD.
Mechanism of Injury
Total Cost ($)
Falls on the same level
Contact with, or exposure to, biological factors of human origin
10) The WHS team at CHS currently has a head count of 12 with 10.6 FTE.
11) All compensation claims are assessed by the ACT Government’s claims manager, EML. EML presently has five case managers that actively manage CHS Workers’ Compensation claims, including the assessment of claims. There are up to 30 case managers in total that assess Workers’ Compensation claims for the ACT Public Sector Workers’ Compensation program under the self-insurance arrangement.
12) For CHS compensation claims reported since 1 July 2020, the average time for initial liability decision is 15.2 days for an accepted claim and 42.7 days for a rejected claim.
13) The numbers of CHS compensation claims that are a) opened and b) closed, each month since July 2020 are set out in the below table. This data is provided from the Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations unit within CMTEDD.