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Federal Government workers compensation authority Comcare accused of unethical behaviour

Lawyers concerned Comcare’s tactics are hurting injured claimants

An illustration of a woman being questioned in court by a lawyer with a judge sitting behind the lawyer.
If a claimant refuses to see a doctor nominated by Comcare, the claimant’s compensation can be suspended and they must go to court to argue their case.(ABC News: Emma Machan)

Australian Lawyers Alliance spokesman Tim White, who has represented Commonwealth work cover claimants for 20 years, said he believed Comcare sent long-term claimants, especially those suffering from psychological injuries, to as many doctors as necessary to cancel their claim.

“IME’s are used too often, especially on longer-term claims,” Mr White said.