Fraud is not always restricted to people directly involved in a claim or policy.
Fraud could be committed against the workers compensation system by someone indirectly involved in the claim.
Examples of other types of fraud can include:
- spouse/partner/relative/friend of a worker or employer (eg a spouse or partner) knowingly submits a false document on behalf of the worker
- a witness to an alleged work related injury (eg a co-worker) makes a false statement supporting someone else's fraudulent claim
- staff involved in administering the system (eg internal fraud)
Such people will be investigated and prosecuted in the same manner as anyone else who commits fraud against the system.
If you suspect fraud, there are several ways to report it.