Myth 2: Injured workers are rorting the system
- Only about 30% of injured workers need five days or more off work.
- After six months, most injured workers without work receive only $432.50 a week before tax. This is below the poverty line.
- Injured workers who unreasonably refuse to return to work can have their payments terminated.
- Injured workers can’t sue their employer for causing their injury. Lump sum payments are only be made for those who meet high tests of permanent impairment.