Insurance Commission of WA report finds Melville in payout top 10

Insurance Commission of WA report finds Melville in payout top 10

MELVILLE has made a top 10 list highlighting motor injury insurance payouts across WA local government areas.

Figures from the Insurance Commission of Western Australia’s latest annual report revealed it paid out more than $460 million over the 2016-17 financial year to people injured in crashes across the state.

Locally, more than $19.9 million was handed over to claimants for incidents in Melville.

The figure placed the area seventh on the list of local government areas with the largest crash claim payout totals for the year.

At the top, close to $30 million was paid out for crashes in Stirling.

The ICWA offered up $25.8m for incidents in Swan, placing the area second.

Cockburn took third, with the ICWA paying out $23.4m.

In total, motor injury insurance claims managed by the ICWA in 2016-17 totalled more than $2.6 billion.

The figure was a combination of the $462 million paid out and estimated future claims liabilities of $2.2 billion.

“Forty percent, or $1.1 billion, of costs are for care provided to people injured in car crashes,” the report read.

At the end of the 2016-17 financial year, the ICWA’s Motor Injury Insurance Division was still managing 5980 outstanding claims.

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