This edition was issued on 1 December 2023
In this special edition of the Personal Injury Commission News, I am delighted to share with you the Commission’s Annual Review for the 2022-23 reporting period which was tabled in Parliament yesterday.
This was a momentous year for the Commission. We introduced Pathway, our single digital platform, for our motor accidents users, made massive inroads into reducing the backlog of pre-January 2022 motor accidents medical disputes, and continued our focus on offering a mix of in-person, virtual and hybrid Commission events for all tribunal users.
It was also a year of big numbers. The Commission registered 15,526 new dispute applications and finalised 17,086 matters, resulting in a reduction in our total matters on hand. This clearance rate of 110% is a fine achievement for the Commission of which all our people should be proud.
We held over 18,000 dispute resolution events, including 8,458 medical assessments, a record number for the Commission.
We also continued our focus on early dispute resolution, with 93% of workers compensation matters and 71% of motor accidents matters finalised without formal determination.
This was all achieved by our wonderful people, and throughout the year we welcomed a new acting deputy president, new members and medical assessors, as well as new staff who have all worked diligently together with our existing team to move the Commission forward.
The 2022-23 reporting year is also the first time we have reported on our key performance indicators. These were introduced on 1 July 2022 and set important benchmarks for the Commission in future years.
You can read the Personal Injury Commission Annual Review 2022-23 here.
I will be in touch with another edition of the Personal Injury Commission News soon.
Judge Gerard Phillips
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