22 January 2015
One charge of fraud
Two charges of false or misleading information or documents
The worker lodged a claim for a repetitive strain injury to his right hand allegedly sustained over the course of his employment. The insurer paid compensation to or on behalf of the worker.
The worker made representations to the effect that:
Surveillance footage taken of the worker depicted the worker doing a range of lifting and pushing/pulling activities that proved the representations were false as to his physical abilities and limitations as a result of the injury. The representations were made by the worker in support of his claim for compensation.
The total amount of compensation paid during the offence period was $3,792.35.
Workers' Compensation Regulator costs - $10,000.00
|Consideration for Prevention||A worker should be honest about his/her symptoms and capacity to work when speaking to the insurer and/or medical practitioners.|