At ReturnToWorkSA we take fraud seriously and investigate allegations of fraud to protect the integrity of the scheme. We pursue prosecutions where we find evidence of offending and successful prosecutions have increased considerably in recent years.
Employers, workers and service providers found guilty of offending can be liable to criminal convictions, fines, recovery costs and imprisonment. Adverse publicity is also common for people found guilty of fraud.
Examples of fraud include:
- providing false or misleading information in relation to a claim
- claiming for an injury that did not occur, or happened outside of work
- earning a wage while receiving income maintenance and not declaring it
- altering medical certificates
- invoicing for a service over the amount allowed.