Is this rare or the norm?
WorkCover cheat caught out A woman who lost a leg below the knee in a workplace accident 27 years ago is being chased by authorities over more than $100,000 in benefits.
Another WorkCover cheat caught out
Over the last 2 years 100 people have been prosecuted for defrauding the workers compensation system in Victoria, 88 in NSW and 21 in QLD and have been ordered to repay a total of $7 million.
There is no excusing people who defraud the system, however, it is equally important to realise that statistically very few people do. This is clear from the amount of prosecutions from the last two years – they amount to probably less that 1% of total claims.
However, the media continues to focus on the few and applying fraudulent intent to the many. It makes no wonder the NSW state Government are applauded every time they cry ‘fraud’ as an excuse for attacking the rights and entitlements of injured workers.
link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrxKq4E7RgA