23 Jul 2015

Fighting ACC decisions futile says report

From Nine To Noon, 9:07 am on 23 July 2015

A new report based on more than 500 written court decisions finds that there are serious barriers to justice for those challenging ACC decisions. The researchers working with the University of Otago's Legal Issues Centre and the advocacy group Acclaim Otago, reviewed court decisions between 2009 and this year and found that only a fraction are successful, because claimants lack access to the legal information and resources needed to effectively argue a case. Warren Forster is the lead researcher. The Minister for ACC, Nikki Kaye responds.