Cosying up to compensation? Chances are, you'll take a hit to your health and your wallet

Robert Hughes

What's good about work-related injury and illness that costs $57.5 billion p.a..........? Nothing.

The upside of copping a workplace injury or illness is that in some cases the person gets a little time off work . And yes, it's easy to get used to someone bringing you a sandwich for lunch.  It's nice being there when the kids get home from school.  The novelty of daytime TV is enjoyable... for a day or two.  But there are hidden consequences in what might otherwise seem to be attractive break from the hum drum....

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Published 16 April, 2009 | Updated 08 February, 2016