Workers compensation is supposed to be a safety net designed to return injured employees to the workplace and provide assistance to those so badly hurt that they can no longer hold down a job. And yet some injured workers say the system has ruined their lives.
Australian workers are guaranteed these protections by law, but there is disturbing evidence the system is failing badly.
In a joint Four Corners, The Age, and The Sydney Morning Herald investigation, we examine the financial scandal and human cost of Australia’s biggest workers compensation schemes.
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