Tag: ACC

Accident Compensation Act: Key Sections and Commentary Publication

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

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.