Age related discrimination – submission to Select Committee June 2018, opposing age related discrimination in the Accident Compensation Act.
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
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.
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.
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.
A presentation by Ben Thompson, based on the article Experience rating and occupational disease – a New Zealand case study written by Hazel Armstrong and Kristen Bunn.
A journal article written by Hazel Armstrong and Kristen Bunn published in Policy and Practice in Health and Safety Vol 10.1, 2012.