The Injury Prevention Act

Injury Prevention Act (ACC)
The Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2001 came into force in April 2002. It reflects the government’s key goals of injury prevention, complete and timely rehabilitation, and fair compensation and claimants rights.

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) administers the accident compensation scheme which provides accident insurance for all New Zealand Citizens, residents and temporary visitors. In return people do not have the right to sue for personal injury.

ACC is charged by the government with responsibility for:

  • Preventing injury
  • Collecting accident insurance premiums
  • Determining whether claims for injury are covered by the scheme and providing the entitlements to those who are eligible
  • Paying compensation
  • Buying health and disability services
  • Advising the government

You as an employer must provide your employees with cover for workplace related personal injuries and are required to take all practicable steps to assist in an injured person's rehabilitation, whether the injury is work related or not.

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