Specialising in ACC Advocacy & Dispute Resolution
New Zealanders expect to rely on the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) for support after they have suffered an injury, whether it be for treatment, compensation, or any of a multitude of other entitlements. After all, we all pay ACC levies, and it is not unreasonable to expect it to come to the party when we need help. Such support is precisely what thousands of claimants receive each year, promptly and without argument. That is the system working as it should.
But the system doesn't always work and that is where you need my ACC advocacy and dispute resolution services.
Your ACC Advocate Working for You
A significant number of New Zealanders have their claims for cover and entitlements declined. This leaves them without the support they need after an accident, and reliant on the limited resources of the public health system and WINZ to support them through their recovery.
The only choice you have is to challenge ACC's decision and file a review, taking the claim to independent adjudication.
But ACC will always have the advantage in this process because it is a large and very well-resourced organisation. The legislation and case law can be complex and difficult to navigate, and in most situations you will have to prove ACC was wrong, rather than ACC having to prove it was right. The odds of you succeeding look long, particularly given ACC will employ experienced review specialists or independent counsel to represent it before the tribunal. This is why instructing an independent accident compensation specialist such as myself, can be the difference between success and failure at review.
My job is to use my ACC advocacy experience to make things fairer and help you get your ACC entitlements.