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ACC launches new recovery service for clients

Monday, 2 March 2015, 2:13 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC is formally launching its new Integrated Services for Sensitive Claims or ISSC. The service has been underway since November 2014 and provides people who have experienced sexual violence with safe and flexible access to a range of support, assessment and ... More >>

Safeguarding against concussion harm

Friday, 5 December 2014, 1:14 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

The recent tragic consequences of head injuries and concussion has once again brought widespread public focus on the importance of having well defined policies and practices to reduce the harm from concussion. More >>

Safety Week 2014 focused on a safe summer

Monday, 24 November 2014, 3:46 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC’s annual Safety Week kicks off today. With summer just around the corner, Safety Week this year is focusing on keeping safe when playing sport, enjoying recreational activities or drinking alcohol. More >>

Find out the unique ‘injury profile’ of your town or city

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 10:43 am | Accident Compensation Corporation

Where and how do injuries happen in your town or city? More >>

New ACC Executive appointments announced

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 2:45 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC Chief Executive Scott Pickering today announced appointments to the ACC Executive Team effective from 1 September. The new Executive, which contains new roles and responsibilities, contains five members of the existing Executive and two new appointments. More >>

ACC makes recommendations on levy cuts

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 11:17 am | Accident Compensation Corporation

After considering public feedback, ACC has made some changes to the proposed 2015/16 levies it consulted on during May and June, but will still recommend that the Government implements across the board levy cuts next year. More >>

Enhanced ACC support for hearing loss from today

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 12:26 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

An enhanced range of ACC support for people with injury-related hearing loss comes into effect today. More >>

Prominent Kiwi companies join new ACC road safety initiative

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 12:12 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

Fonterra Co-operative Group and Smith & Davies Ltd – they’re both well-known Kiwi companies with a big presence on New Zealand’s roads, and they’re among the first to join a new ACC programme aimed at reducing injuries stemming from heavy ... More >>

ACC levy consultation – easier than ever to have your say

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 10:56 am | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC is currently in the midst of its annual, public levy consultation process, and Chair Paula Rebstock wants Kiwis to know that “it’s never been easier to have your say about levies”. More >>

Car Booster Seats on Offer from ACC and Plunket

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 11:31 am | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC and Plunket have joined forces to subsidise over 10,000 new car booster seats for community service cardholders. The seats can be purchased from Plunket’s Car Seat Service for just $50 each. More >>

13,000 reasons to keep safety in mind this ski season

Friday, 6 June 2014, 12:51 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

This year’s ski season is about to begin, with two South Island resorts scheduled to open tomorrow, and ACC is reminding Kiwis to keep safety in mind on the slopes – to avoid joining the skiers and snowboarders who lodged around 13,000 injury ... More >>

See better and be seen to avoid injury after daylight saving

Friday, 4 April 2014, 1:38 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

After daylight saving ends this Sunday, more of us will be coming and going from our homes in the dark – which can increase the risk of injury. “Two things you can do to reduce your risk of injury this winter are make sure you have good outdoor ... More >>

ACC unveils new approach to injury prevention

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 2:36 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC announced today that it is updating its investment approach to injury prevention, to ensure the best outcomes for New Zealanders. The updated approach reflects current trends in claims information and a strong commitment to addressing improved customer ... More >>

Home detention for woman who defrauded ACC of over $209k

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 4:15 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

Wainuiomata woman Matekino Kine Chambers, aged 63, was sentenced to eleven months home detention in the Lower Hutt District Court yesterday for defrauding ACC of over $209,000. More >>

Home detention for Wainuiomata woman who defrauds ACC

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 4:02 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

Wainuiomata woman Matekino Kine Chambers, aged 63, was sentenced to eleven months home detention in the Lower Hutt District Court yesterday for defrauding ACC of over $209,000. More >>

ACC will cover all medical treatment for Sakurako Uehara

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 3:25 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

Following the serious dog attack on seven year old Sakurako Uehara earlier this week ACC will be covering the cost of all her medical treatment, including any necessary surgery and ongoing treatment relating to the injury, effective immediately. More >>

ACC enhances support for injury-related hearing loss

Thursday, 27 February 2014, 2:39 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

An enhanced range of support for people with injury-related hearing loss will come into effect on 1 July 2014. More >>

Sand, sunscreen & flip flops - their role in summer injuries

Friday, 31 January 2014, 11:35 am | Accident Compensation Corporation

Rusty nails piercing jandals, allergic reactions to sunscreen, sand in the eyes, slips on spilled ice creams, collapsing deck chairs, burns from the barbie, and pulled muscles from playing backyard cricket. More >>

ACC appoints GM Injury Prevention

Tuesday, 28 January 2014, 12:10 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC chief executive Scott Pickering has announced the appointment of Megan McKenna as General Manager Injury Prevention. “This is a key appointment for ACC, given our strategic goal to reduce the incidence and severity of injury in New Zealand. More >>

Keep visiting rellies from going belly up these holidays

Friday, 17 January 2014, 1:16 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

At this time of year, many of us have relatives and friends staying over – so it’s a good time to take a few simple steps to reduce the risk of home injuries. More >>