Sporting Injuries Insurance for NSW School Children
The Supplementary Sporting Injuries Benefits Scheme covers death and serious injuries for children who are injured while participating in school authorised sporting or athletic activities.
NSW Sporting Injuries has managed the NSW Government funded Supplementaey Scheme since 1983.
Who can make a claim?
Any enrolled NSW school student who has been seriously injured during an authorised school sporting or athletic activity. This includes physical education, sport, athletics or representative competitions.
What are the entitlements?
- A lump sum benefit is paid to any NSW school student (or Public Trustee if under the age of 18) who has suffered death or a permanent disability of a certain kind while participating in a school authorised sporting or athletic activity
- The lump sum benefits vary depending upon the severity of the injury
- Should the injury result in death, a benefit may be paid to the personal legal representative of the deceased
- Medical expenses or dental costs are not covered under this Scheme.
How to lodge a claim?
Current legislation requires school principals to report serious sports injuries within 12 months of occurrence to NSW Sporting Injuries.When making a claim under this Scheme for an injury, you must:
- Advise the school principal that you wish to make a claim.
- Complete the Benefit Application Form that NSW Sporting Injuries send to you and forward the Benefit Application Form to NSW Sporting Injuries within 12 months of the date of injury. Include the required witness statements, medical reports and hospital discharge documentation.
- Send all completed forms to the NSW Sporting Injuries Committee
Address to: Claims Manager, NSW Sporting Injuries Committee
Level 4, 92 – 100 Donnison Street, Gosford NSW 2250
What entitlements can I receive?
- Permanent Injuries
- Permanent loss of use of the whole or greater part of the arm (threshold of more than 30%) up to $43,265.
- Permanent loss of use of the whole or greater part of the leg (threshold of more than 30%) up to $39,500.
- Reimbursement of funeral expenses up to $9,000 may be paid.
The maximum benefit payable under the Supplementary Scheme is $171,000, typically for paraplegia or quadriplegia injuries. NSW Sporting Injuries does not cover medical expenses or dental costs.
Details of benefits payable are available in the NSW Sporting Injuries Handbook or visit our website www.sportinginjuries.nsw.gov.au for more information.
Important information if there is an injury
- Your school must lodge the Form 3 – Notice of Serious Injury or Death immediately after the incident
- Lodge the Benefit Application Form within 12 months of the date of injury
- Provide as much information as possible to support your claim
- Lump sum benefits are payable within stated thresholds
- Please contact the Claims Manager on (02) 4321 5392 if you have any questions.
Visit our website www.sportinginjuries.nsw.gov.au