Worker fraud

There are different types of worker fraud.

Examples can include:

  • claiming for an injury that didn't occur at work
  • failure to notify of return to work or change in income
  • non-disclosure of multiple claims relating to the same injury
  • false or overstated travel and/or expense claims
  • falsifying medical certificates
  • supplying false or misleading information in relation to a claim

It may indicate fraud if:

  • the worker's descriptions of the incident conflicts with medical findings or the circumstances described do not fit the type of injury received
  • the worker delays reporting the claim without reasonable explanation

On their own, fraud indicators do not conclusively establish the existence of fraud. Further investigation is required to determine if fraud does exist.

If you suspect fraud, there are several ways to report it.