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Queensland passes new laws to crack down on claim farming

Jun 27th 2022

Queensland passes new laws to crack down on claim farming

The Queensland Government has recently passed new laws banning ‘claim farming’ for personal injury or workers’ compensation claims.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman said the new laws demonstrate the Queensland Government’s commitment to stop the practice of claims farming.

“Claim farmers cold call or approach individuals to coerce them into making a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim and then charge a fee to ‘sell’ their claim to a legal practitioner or other claims management service providers,” the Attorney said.

“These new laws stamp out this practice by prohibiting anyone from approaching another person without their consent and soliciting or inducing them to make a claim.

“It is also now an offence to pay claim farmers for the details of potential claimants or to receive payment for a claim referral.”

To read the full story, visit the Queensland Government website.

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