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ACC help after an injury

Having an injury can be a very stressful and confusing time, especially if it affects your ability to work and earn a living.

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides injury cover for accidents. It's useful to read about how the ACC system works and how it can help you after an injury.

This page gives advice about what to expect when you make a claim. It also has links to information about the support you can get. And this page outlines how ACC can help after an injury.

After an injury, you may be able to do some work, even if you can't perform all your normal work duties. Your doctor will assess this and can give you a certificate outlining what type of work you can do. For more information about this, see the ACC factsheet Fit for selected work medical certification.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed February 2020.

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