Work-related claims


Claims made to ACC for work-related injuries. The injury can be either due to an accident event or have happened by gradual process related to the person’s work (see Work-related gradual process, disease, or infection). The Accident Compensation Act 2001 (section 28(1)) defines a work-related injury as an injury which happens when the worker is

  • at his or her place of employment including when the place moves (e.g. a taxi driver), or is a place to or through which the worker moves
  • having a rest or meal break at work
  • travelling to or from work in transport provided by the employer, or
  • travelling to or from work in order to receive treatment for a work-related injury.

Please note that it is difficult to determine whether accidents that occur at farms are work-related or not, as the farm could be the home or the place of work of the injured person. If the injured person has a farming-related occupation, then the claim is usually considered work-related. Work-related injuries are identified in the ACC claims dataset using the following technical criteria:

  • any claim in the ACC work account, or
  • any claim in the ACC motor-vehicle account with a work-related flag set to ‘Y’, or
  • any claim in the ACC earners’ account with a work-related flag set to ‘Y’, or
  • any claim with location ‘farm’ by people with agricultural occupations (excluding non-earners and those involved in a sport or recreational activity).

Only accepted claims are included. Claims identified as self-harm are excluded.

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