ACC Vehicle to support people who are using wheel chairs due to accidents
ACC Services Charter
The Accident Compensation Corporation would like to take advantage of this opportunity to introduce our service standard, how to make an accident compensation claim, what are measures taken in handling victim’s grievances, which accidents included in the scheme, funding, and different types of compensation.
The primary aim of the accident compensation scheme is to help prevent accidents, assist as much as it could towards the rehabilitation of victims injured by accidents and to provide for financial compensation to persons affected as a result of accident covered by the scheme.
Our Service Standards
The operation of the accident compensation scheme is made possible through the Accident Compensation Act 1989 and the Amendment Act 2003.
1.0 Major features of the scheme include:
- promoting general safety & accident prevention for workers (24 hours) and for the general public in the use of motor vehicles or seagoing vessel which is propelled by means of a motor or engine;
- providing compensation for workers who suffer injury by accident. For non-workers only injury caused by accident in the use of a motor vehicle or a seagoing vessel which is propelled by means of a motor or engine;
- providing compensation for dependants of workers whose death result from work related accident;
- taking all practical steps to promote a well co-ordinated and essential programmes for medical treatment of persons who become injured as a result of accident;
- provide artificial aids and limbs to assist victims with permanent disabilities.
2.0 Who Pays?
Funding of the scheme is made possible through the following three sources:
2.1 A one percent (1%) levy paid for by employers on earnings of their employees;
2.2 A one percent levy paid for by workers on earnings received from their employers;
2.3 A five (5 sene) per gallon levy on fuel used locally for a motor vehicle or a seagoing vessel which is propelled by means of a motor or engine;