Accident Compensation Appeal Authority

The Accident Compensation Appeal Authority is an independent judicial body that hears appeals about decisions made by ACC under the repealed 1972 or 1982 ACC Acts.

There can be more than one Authority, each of whom is a barrister or solicitor of the High Court with at least 7 years’ practice, appointed by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice. They hold office for 3 years and can be reappointed after this period. The current Authority is Mr David Plunkett.

You can appeal to the Authority if:

  • you’ve had an ACC decision reviewed but you’re unhappy with the reviewed decision and
  • your decision was reviewed under the repealed Accident Compensation Act 1972 or 1982.

Find out how to appeal to the Authority

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