Let your workers know it’s important to tell their workers’ compensation insurer if they plan to work as a ride-share driver or do other gig work while they’re receiving workers’ compensation benefits—even if they have already told you.
Why this is important
More workers are being reported for doing gig work such as ride-share driving during their workers’ compensation claim.
In many instances workers are not aware that doing this work while unfit for work could impact their claim or that they could also be prosecuted for fraud if they don’t disclose this work to their insurer.
- Advise workers making a workers’ compensation claim that:
If you wish to continue or start any work, self-employment or volunteering (including ride-share driving) during your workers’ compensation claim, please make sure you discuss this with your claims manager at your insurer.
- The Workers’ Compensation Regulator investigates and prosecutes alleged offences against the Workers’ Compensation ad Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act). Find out more about offenses under the Act and maximum penalties, and read summaries of workers’ compensation prosecutions.