Category: Publications

Further Injury Weekly Compensation Policy

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.

Submission to the Eighteenth Session of the Universal Periodic Review

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.

Armstrong Thompson 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 Armstrong Thompson’s submission to the Universal Periodic Review below. If you have any questions on this submission, or any other ACC problems, please contact us.

Welcome to our Publication Archive

Here you will find key publications relating to our areas of practice, by both Armstrong Thompson and others. Also included in this section are presentations by Armstrong Thompson’s staff members. We currently have publications relating to:

  • ACC;
  • Employment law;
  • Health & safety;
  • Hearing loss;
  • Rail;
  • Presentations.