Latest NZ work accident statistics released

Nearly 200,000 claims for work-related injuries were made to ACC last year, new figures reveal. Statistics New Zealand figures show that in 2012, 180,000 claims were made for a work-related injury to the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). The provisional figures show the overall rate of injury claims was 93 claims for every 1000 full-time equivalent employees. Males made 73 per cent of all claims for work-related injuries last year and since 2002, have consistently accounted for about three-quarters of all [...]

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ACC signals reduced levy rates

ACC is proposing reduced levy rates for the 2012/13 financial year thanks to ACC’s improved performance. In 2008/09 ACC disclosed a $4.8 billion deficit for the year and that came on top of a $2.4 billion deficit the year before. This was a trend that couldn’t be allowed to continue. The Board therefore set some challenging targets around improving rehabilitation performance and running the organisation more efficiently. ACC’s performance has improved and for the past two years it has reported surpluses [...]

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