28 Sep 2021

Changes mean ACC will have to prove gradual conditions not work-related

From Morning Report, 8:11 am on 28 September 2021

The government has just unveiled its proposed changes to the Accident Compensation Act.

This includes putting the onus on ACC to prove a gradual condition - like repetitive strain or exposure to toxins - is not work-related.

To date, a claimant has had to prove this, which can be an expensive process.

Lawyer Hazel Armstrong specialises in ACC claims.

She spoke to Susie Ferguson.