People who lodge Accident Compensation Corporation claims in
December stay off work longer on average than at any other
time of the year and it adds $3 million to the annual weekly
compensation bill, ACC says.
ACC claimants should not have to take court action to avoid
"intrusive" and unnecessary work fitness tests, a distressful
experience as was highlighted in a recent Supreme Court case,
Dunedin ACC campaigner Denise Powell says.