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Survey by ACC claimant group

Survey by ACC claimant group

An Otago ACC claimant support group has launched an online survey aimed at adding weight to its submissions to the United Nations over ACC-related access to justice issues.

UN response satisfies

UN response satisfies

Dunedin ACC campaigner Dr Denise Powell feels ''great'' satisfaction that a United Nations committee is raising with the Government several disability-related issues highlighted by Otago ACC claimants.

ACC consent form used illegally

ACC consent form used illegally

The onus is on ACC to rectify big privacy-related problems resulting from a consent form the corporation has used unlawfully, Dunedin ACC lawyer Peter Sara says.

ACC actions unlawful: judge

ACC actions unlawful: judge

A district court judge has upheld an appeal by Dunedin ACC claimant Dr Denise Powell against being required to sign an ACC consent form in a case with ''serious ramifications'' for ACC.

Battle with ACC 'worse than robbery'

Battle with ACC 'worse than robbery'

A Dunedin dairy worker held up by a knife-wielding man for 45 minutes, says her battle with ACC left her severely traumatised.

ACC trespass notices few in South

ACC trespass notices few in South

Seven trespass notices were issued to clients of southern ACC offices in the past three years.

ACC claims issues raised with UN

ACC claims issues raised with UN

Some ACC claimants are being ''denied justice'' through problems in accessing a ''very small pool'' of lawyers specialising in ACC cases, and the high costs often involved in challenging ACC decisions.

ACC transport bill rises by 75%

ACC transport bill rises by 75%

The cost of transporting ACC clients in Otago has risen significantly.

Holiday injury toll tops 1000

Holiday injury toll tops 1000

While no injuries involved rogue reindeer or fur-trimmed red-suited men catching fire were reported in Otago, the excitement of the Christmas holiday period still got the better of some people.

ACC 'missed an opportunity'

Through delays in changing a controversial medical privacy consent form, ACC has missed a big chance to rebuild trust and confidence after earlier privacy breaches.

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