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.
Here you will find statutes, regulations, codes and other documents related to accident compensation (ACC), employment and health and safety law. For the most up to date version of any piece of legislation, be sure to check Parliament’s legislation website.
A copy of the Report of the Ministerial Inquiry into Tranz Rail Occupational Safety & Health.
The attached document outlines the amount ACC will pay for differing level of permanent whole person impairment.
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.
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.
Under section 88 of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000, the government has issued the attached notice.
A report into noise-induced hearing loss, by Professor Peter Thorne, of the University of Auckland.
Attached is information from ACC, regarding the occupational causes of non-melanoma skin cancers.
Information from ACC regarding the occupational causes of malignant neoplasms of lymphatic and haematopoietic tissue.
Information from ACC regarding the occupational causes of contact dermatitis.