Story: Workplace safety and accident compensation

First aid at work (2nd of 2)

First aid at work

St John ambulanceman R. Gray treats the injured eye of a worker at the Hutt railway workshops in 1952. Employers paid for the treatment of their injured staff until the creation of the Accident Compensation Commission in 1974, after which levies on workers, employers and vehicle owners paid for treatment.

Using this item

Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAVK W3493 B3367

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Hazel Armstrong, 'Workplace safety and accident compensation - Workplace compensation, 19th and 20th centuries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 January 2021)

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