Accident Compensation Corporation
What ACC does
ACC provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all New Zealand residents and visitors to New Zealand. This means you can apply for help, no matter how you got injured, or whose fault it was. ACC help can include a wide range of services – from payment towards treatment, to help around the home, and assistance with your income if you can’t work because of your injury.
Each year ACC receives approximately 1.7 million new injury claims - ACC staff process 7,000 claims every day. ACC pays for 900,000 people to visit their GPs each year and for 600,000 people to receive physiotherapy, surgery, or rehabilitation.
More than 5,000 New Zealanders have a disability as a result of a serious injury.
ACC is here to:
- Prevent injury
- Make sure people can get treatment for injury, if it happens
- Help people get back to everyday life as soon as possible
ACC, serious injury, and disability
ACC has a group of staff who specialise in helping people affected by injury-related disabilities. They will help you every step of the way, right from when you are first injured through to helping you to return home from hospital and plan for the future.
If you’re seriously injured:
You’ll meet your ACC Support Coordinator while you’re still in hospital or a specialist rehabilitation unit. They’ll help you to make plans for going home when you’re ready.
ACC funds a range of assistance services to help with all the tasks you’ll need to do once you return home after your injury. These could include: help with your personal care; equipment; housing; transport; and income assistance.
ACC is committed to helping you work out plans for your future. They’ll help you to make those plans and provide support to help you achieve your goals.