Employers' Liability: Personal Injury

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th December 2011.

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Photo of David Anderson David Anderson Member, Regulatory Reform Committee, Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 13th December 2011

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of trends in the number of employer liability personal injury cases in the last five years.

Photo of Julie Elliott Julie Elliott Member, European Scrutiny Committee, Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee 13th December 2011

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of trends in the number of employer liability personal injury cases in the last five years.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions 13th December 2011

The information is tabled as follows:

Employer liability
Number
Financial year Accident Disease Total
2006-07 70,783 27,695 98,478
2007-08 68,497 18,701 87,198
2008-09 72,342 14,615 86,957
2009-10 65,450 13,294 78,744
2010-11 66,142 15,328 81,470

The table reflects the volume of employment claims registered with the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) between the periods 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2011. The data are broken down by accident and disease claims and financial year.

Information from compensation claims registered by compensators with the CRU is provided on the DWP internet site accessible through Directgov Performance and Statistics—DWP. This information may be used by appropriate parties, including the insurance industry, to examine any trends for compensation claims that are made with insurance companies. Therefore, the CRU information on Directgov provides statistics to allow trends to be assessed by interested parties such as the insurance industry. The CRU itself does not undertake any specific trend analysis as the role of the unit is to register claims for compensation, ensure that double compensation does not occur and recover relevant monies from compensators.

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