ACC provide comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all New Zealand residents and visitors to New Zealand. This means you can apply to ACC for help, no matter how you got injured, or whose fault it was. ACC's help can include a wide range of services – from payment towards treatment, to help around the home while you get better, and assistance with your income if you can't work because of your injury.
As a Crown organisation, ACC's role is set out by the Government. ACC are here to:
- prevent injury
- make sure people can get treatment for injury, if it happens
- help people get back to everyday life as soon as possible.
Here are some of the things ACC do to carry out their role:
- receive our clients' injury claims, and tell them if ACC can help
- oversee and coordinate the help clients get, to make sure they get the help they need
- pay weekly compensation (a regular form of income, calculated at a percentage of the client's usual earnings)
- help pay for a wide range of treatment and medical costs, from GP visits and specialist fees, to x-rays, prescription costs and hospital emergency services
- collect levies to help pay for the services ACC provide
- work with businesses and in the community, to help them become safer, injury-free places.
Click here to visit the ACC website.