Story: Workplace safety and accident compensation

ACC claims, 1974–2016

This graph shows the number of ACC claims each financial year (1 July - 30 June) from 1974, when the current system began, until 2016. The sharp rise from 1991 depicts a change in policy to registering all claims involving a medical fee, not just those where compensation was payable. The decrease in 2000 may reflect a short period of privatisation during which people could choose alternative providers to ACC.

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Hazel Armstrong, 'Workplace safety and accident compensation - Accident compensation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 March 2021)

Story by Hazel Armstrong, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 18 Apr 2016