ACC

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.

Claim ACC ignoring surgical costs

The public health system should be clawing back all of the money it spends on surgery performed on patients whose claims are later accepted by ACC, Dunedin ACC lawyer Peter Sara says.

ACC levy reductions

ACC levy reductions

Any mention of changes to New Zealand's no-fault accident compensation scheme is bound to be accompanied by howls of outrage from affected parties.

$10,000 goes to Acclaim

An Otago ACC support group has gained a $10,000 New Zealand Law Foundation award to prepare a report to the United Nations over claimed non-compliance with a UN Convention on rights of the disabled.

55 claims to ACC for Taser injuries

55 claims to ACC for Taser injuries

Dozens of claims relating to Taser injuries, including burns and lacerations, have been received by the Accident Compensation Corporation.

Skiers, elderly top ACC injuries

Skiers and older people are most at risk of injury, according to the first geographical breakdown of New Zealand accident statistics.

Forklift injuries cost $1.92m

Forklift injuries cost $1.92m

Forklift-related injuries cost the Government nearly $2 million last year, with the number of claims made the lowest in the past 10 years.

ACC claimants may be eligible to get interest payments: lawyer

Many Otago ACC claimants whose compensation payments have been reinstated will be eligible to receive interest payments which could total several million dollars overall, Dunedin lawyer Peter Sara believes.

Three claimants successful in appeals against ACC

Three Otago residents will receive entitlements after winning appeals against the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).

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