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Better off without comp?

Dr Mary Wyatt

It's time to question whether some workers should be spared the compensation process.

A few weeks ago I saw a patient, a woman educated at university overseas, who took on an administrative role upon coming to Australia. She developed non-specific arm pain, which was then complicated by a disjointed approach in which her employer and the workers' compensation system responded with an underlying tone of distrust. Her non-specific musculoskeletal problem became a sore arm along with a lot of uncertainty and a moderate l...

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