Whole Person Impairment (WPI) for Workers’ Compensation claims is a scale that measures the degree of impairment you’ve suffered as a result of your injury, which will then determine how much compensation you may be entitled to.
Once your injury stabilises so that it won’t get any better or worse in the next year without treatment, an independent medical examiner can then assess your injury to work out the percentage of impairment you’ve suffered. This is known as your WPI assessment percentage.
Once you’ve been assessed, the independent medical examiner will let you know your WPI assessment percentage. The percentage amount will then help determine how much lump sum compensation you may be entitled to as part of your compensation claim.