Accident Compensation Appeal Authority
The Accident Compensation Appeal Authority (the Authority) hears appeals under the repealed Accident Compensation Act 1982.
If you are appealing a decision under the Accident Compensation Act 2001, then your appeal will be heard by the District Court. Please see the Accident Compensation Appeals District Court Registry website for more information.
Can I appeal a decision?
If ACC’s decision and the review decision were made under the repealed 1972 or 1982 Accident Compensation Acts then you can appeal to this Authority. Generally if your injury was before 1992, the Authority should hear your appeal.
Before appealing to the Authority you must apply for a review of ACC’s decision.
If you are unhappy with the review decision you can appeal to the Accident Compensation Appeal Authority.
About the Authority
There can be more than one Authority, each of whom is a barrister or solicitor of the High Court with at least 7 years experience.
Each Authority is appointed by the Governor-General, on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, and holds office for a term of three years. They may be reappointed by the Governor-General.
An Authority can preside over a hearing on their own and may exercise any power given to them under the Accident Compensation Act 1982.
The current Authority is Mr David Plunkett.