Ben Thompson, Senior Associate at Hazel Armstrong Law has published Accident Compensation Act: Key Sections and Commentary
The authors’ targeted legislative analysis will assist injury prevention practitioners, employers, treatment providers and third-party administrators in gaining a practical understanding of ACC policy and practice, as well as the prevailing judicial attitudes. This authoritative guide is an indispensable resource for anyone dealing with accident compensation legislation.
- – Annotated legislation
– Practical guidance
– Authoritative commentary
– Preface by Hazel Armstrong
The publication can be purchased here: store.lexisnexis.co.nz
Further information is available here: lawsociety.org.nz
Read the review by New Zealand Law Society here
We recently made a request to ACC, under the Official Information Act 1982, for their policy in respect of weekly compensation when an injury resolves and the person is no longer deemed to be incapacitated, but they have then suffered a new injury which is covered by ACC. Attached is a copy of ACC’s response.
A copy of the Report of the Ministerial Inquiry into Tranz Rail Occupational Safety & Health.
If you have any health and safety law issues you wish to discuss, contact us.
The attached document outlines the amount ACC will pay for differing level of permanent whole person impairment.
ACC related services we offer
If you are having any issues with receiving payment for a permanent impairment, or have any other ACC issues you want to discuss with us, contact us, or read more about the ACC related legal services we can provide.
The United Nations is preparing to conduct a review of human rights issues in New Zealand. This process is called the Universal Periodic Review, and interested parties are given the opportunity to prepare submissions for the United Nation’s consideration.
Hazel Armstrong Law has completed a submission addressing discrimination against hearing loss claimants in the ACC legislation. Under the Act, claimants can only be covered for noise induced hearing loss if at least six percent of their total hearing loss was caused by occupational noise exposure. There is no threshold for cover for any other injury under the Accident Compensation Act.
You can find Hazel Armstrong Law’s submission to the Universal Periodic Review below. If you have any questions on this submission, or any other ACC problems, please contact us.
Here you will find key publications relating to our areas of practice, by both Hazel Armstrong Law and others. Also included in this section are presentations by Hazel Armstrong Law’s staff members. We currently have publications relating to:
- Employment law;
- Health & safety;
- Hearing loss;
Attached is a document relating to client choice of providers for ACC assessments.
A report into noise-induced hearing loss, by Professor Peter Thorne, of the University of Auckland.
Attached is a presentation by Hazel Armstrong, for the Fabian Society in October 2012. The presentation is entitled Light Handed Regulation and Work Safety: A Rail Case Study.