Personal Injury in New Zealand - Westlaw NZ

Personal Injury in New Zealand - Westlaw NZ

Samuel Hack, Hamish Evans, Ian Hunt, Hamish Peart


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Code: 41169062

Thomson Reuters, NEW ZEALAND

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Personal Injury in New Zealand is an essential resource for anyone who is required to research or provide advice on personal injury compensation.

New Zealand is a world leader in intervening legislatively to recognise and mitigate the impact on society and individuals of the social and financial consequences of accidents causing personal injury.

The introduction of the Accident Compensation Act in 1972 and its subsequent amendments and changes means that anyone providing legal advice on personal injury must understand and navigate through a complex set of processes and rules.

Personal Injury in New Zealand provides detailed guidance to lawyers and other professional advisers. Originally published in 1992, it has become an authoritative guide to all New Zealand law relating to personal injury compensation and prevention measures.

This service contains detailed discussion of the effect of legislation and case law, brought together with the practical experience from leading New Zealand personal injury advisers and lawyers.

Table of Contents


  • History of Accident Compensation Legislation in New Zealand

Accident Compensation Act 2001

  • Section-by-section commentary and analysis


  • All current regulations related to personal injury

Code of ACC Claimants’ Rights

  • Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation (Code of ACC Claimants’ Rights) Notice 2002

Common Law Damages

  • Detailed commentary and analysis of the common law relating to the award of damages for personal injury in New Zealand

Safety and Injury Prevention

  • Introduction
  • Accredited employers programme
  • ACC and Department of Labour interface
  • Breaches of employer rules
  • Main difference between old and new legislation 
  • Responsibilities of employees
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Overview of interpretation sections of Health and Safety at Work Act 2015
  • Accident recording and notification
  • Enforcement
  • Exemplary damages

Comparative Tables

Related Legislation

Table of Statutes and Regulations

Table of Cases

Subject Index

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