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ACC help after an injury

Te Kaporeihana Āwhina Hunga Whara ā-muri i te whara

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 understand how the ACC system works and how it can help you after an injury.

This page outlines how ACC can help 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.

After an injury, you may be able to do some work, even if you cannot 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 Recovery at work guide.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed February 2022.

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