Crime does not pay – injured claimant sent to jail

On 31 August 2020, Mr McLean pleaded guilty in the Brisbane Magistrates Court to 10 charges of dishonesty in relation to a claim for compensation made under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003. On 19 November 2020, Mr McLean received a prison sentence for the offences. He appealed the decision in the District Court.

How small businesses can help injured employees recover at work

As an employer you have a requirement to help an injured employee continue to work, or return to work, as part of their recovery from injury or illness. As part of their recovery, you must actively participate in the development of a ‘Return to Work Plan’ for each employee that sustains an injury at your …

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