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Fact checking

On Monday the eleventh of June 2012 I wrote a blog about Dr Anthony Burgess.

This Blog commented on a expose by 60 minutes about ACC and Bronwyn Pullar and various other news items published by reputable news outlets such as Stuff & the New Zealand Herald.

In fact that Story "Eye of the Storm" went on to win the Investigation Of The Year at the TV awards in November 2012.

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Fairway Resolution Limited: Is this company independent?

IMHO this company is complicit in the perversion of Justice when dealing with ACC Claimants.

In 1992 the Government "privatised" ACC.

The government also removed the Accident Compensation Appeal Authority (a judicial entity) as the sole arbiter of appeals against ACC decisions.

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We're Back

Well I've basically had the last 18 month's off.

It is a mental drain monitoring the news about ACC and keeping up to date with ACC's latest shenanigans.

It's also disheartening to see the same old shit surfacing year after year.

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Three new 'independant' ACC specialists

The head of the country's Rural Medical Immersion Programme has revealed at least three experienced consultants have lost their district health board positions after a workplace crackdown on bullying and sexual harassment.

So where will these 'bully boys' turn to continue their lucrative feeding from the public purse?

ACC of course!

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Wanting Transparency Following Court Win

I am begging the IRD to do an investigation into where all the money I was awarded, in the past under ACC Tribunals, and recent Court Win has gone...

 

6 months post judgment, I am still not prepared to sign forms when there has been 21 years of wrongful strikeout of my identity, then the creation of 2 identities about me

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freefallnz
IMHO you need a good accountant who can take your figures and compare them to ACC's in a structured manner
Monday, 07 September 2015 12:27
Irene De Marco
I will need to employ a Forensic Accountant to do the math...and all the Act + Legislation plus equations that ACC + Court use...t... Read More
Monday, 07 September 2015 14:45
stuart vivash
I asked for my Party Status file from Henderson Branch and received an A4 page full of numbers- and no explanation as to what they... Read More
Monday, 07 September 2015 21:29
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Provisions of the 1982 Act.

Cause for some thought for all ACC claimant's covered by the 1982 act.

From Wood v Accident Compensation Corporation [2015] NZACAA 6

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ACC Case managers routinely flouting the law.

ACC Case managers routinely flouting the law.

I have often heard of ACC victims being found to be vocationally independent and then dis-entitled with only a months notice.

Section 112 of the Accident Compensation Act 2001 states the following.

112 Claimant with Vocational Independence loses entitlement to weekly compensation 

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Hoist by their own Petard

ACC is a huge stickler for the rules when it suits them.

ACC claimants are often unaware of their rights and responsibilities and many ACC claimant's have lost all recourse to the law through ignorance of the rules.

I was extremely interested in the outcome of Sutton v Accident Compensation Corporation [2014] NZACC 343 (19 December 2014) where in my last blog ACC's manipulation of the medical system; ACC was trying to pay my Dr a lot less to treat Mr Sutton than what its does when he treats me.

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Access to Justice

Access to Justice
Artist Name - 2015-03-03---Acclaim-Otago-and-ACC---Dr-Denise-Powell.mp3

An interesting radio interview by Denise Powell on Otago community radio about Acclaim Otago and ACC claimants access to Justice

 

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ACC's manipulation of the medical system

ACC wields a very big stick when it comes to the medical profession.

Drs and other medical professionals have in the past been subjected to ACC audit's because they chose to stand against ACC and for the good of  their patients.

In the past ACC have denied me treatment because my preferred treatment provider was not an ACC accredited service provider.

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Insurance adjusters otherwise known as acc assessors

Insurance adjusters otherwise known as acc assessors
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complaints against assessors....insurance adjusterscome under:IPRC Act (2002 Notice, The Code)Section 40 (1)ACC assessors by decree are "persons who provide services to claimants on behalf of The Corporation on behalf of, and authorized by the corporatiion"they are persons who provide a service to the claimant (non treating) on behalf of the corporationthis then place's the assessor's under section 39 of the Act...sent your complaint to OCI, the HDC and the Medical Council...while HDC cites no jurisdiction....as they are a government department covering for the government corporation.... 0
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Irene De Marco
there are a few of us who post up relevant stuff...really relevantas in what is lawful and what is notmany unlawful acts have gone... Read More
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 15:00
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Justice?

The price both financially and personally of obtaining Justice from ACC is enormous.

Something that the New Zealand Law Foundation recognised when it granted $10,000 to ACClaim Otago.

ACClaim Otago have done a stirling job in bringing the matter to the fore with their report to the United Nations Convention on rights for the disabled prompting a please explain from the UN to the New Zealand Government.

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stuart vivash
Absolutely right, but it is much worse than that. Not only do you have lawyers out there prepared to take a huge slice of any $ 'r... Read More
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:14
Irene De Marco
get your GP to admit you to the hospitala DOCTOR working in a Hospital Setting, is not entirely under the Influence of ACC, unless... Read More
Monday, 08 December 2014 18:56
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Space cadets one and all

Sometimes I wonder if ACC staff are living on the same planet as the rest of us.

For instance my CM John McElwee in 1998 told me that the field officer of the Waikato Head Injury Society was not allowed to act as my advocate.

He and his team leader were quickly disabused of that notion.

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Douglas
ACC play word games. By engaging the claimant in word games they effectively divert the issue into a circuitous argument - while t... Read More
Sunday, 25 May 2014 13:45
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Games ACC plays

It took my Lawyer 3 months just to get an electronic copy of my ACC file.

Why because ACC simply sent him parts of it not all of it as requested.

So it has cost me several hours of the lawyer's time just to get a complete copy of my file!

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DE Sheridan
Thank you for the information that the electronic file copies you are supplied self-delete within 24 hours. Were you warned of thi... Read More
Monday, 23 June 2014 15:57
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Waiting waiting waiting

More of the games ACC case managers play.

On the first of April my CM wrote

Hi Mark
Thank you for this information.
I will write to Dr Sigera today.
Cheers
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freefallnz
On the 24'th April Ian Devlin of ACC finally got around to writing to my GP requesting an x-ray.What an efficient little clerk eh!... Read More
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 20:04
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Justice

I wholeheartedly support ACCClaim Otago with their submission to the United Nations.

How can an ACC claimant obtain Justice in New Zealand when the odds are stacked against them.

Complaints about ACC's breach of the claimants code of rights can only be contested by review.

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ACC now treading on eggshells

It does seem that ACC are now treading on eggshells.

Had the following request from my CM today. Obviously because the ACC 167 form I signed "under duress" has now been deemed illegal.

Good afternoon Mark,
ACC is currently corresponding with Mr AAAA regarding his request for on going funding of your sessions. Questions were put to Mr AAAA in regards to the progress of your treatment and he has asked for copies of reports held on your file. Can you please advise if you give ACC permission to provide Mr AAAA with a copies of Dr KKKK report from 1998, LLLL Report in 2007, DrMMMM report from 2012 and your Vocational Independence Medical Assessment by Dr NNNN 2014.
If there are any other report that you would like to be made available to Mr AAAA please advise.
If you do not wish for any documentation to be made available please advise"
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Mark D McNicholl
I will be interested to read the new ACC167 form that ACC are developing.There are also problems with the electronic ACC45 form, w... Read More
Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:32
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Express Consent

Consent

  • Implied consent is a controversial form of consent which is not expressly granted by a person, but rather inferred from a person's actions and the facts and circumstances of a particular situation (or in some cases, by a person's silence or inaction).
  • Express consent is clearly and unmistakably stated, rather than implied. It may be given in writing, by speech (orally), or non-verbally, e.g. by a clear gesture such as a nod. Non-written express consent not evidenced by witnesses or an audio or video recording may be disputed if a party denies that it was given.
  • Informed consent in medicine is consent given by a person who has a clear appreciation and understanding of the facts, implications, and future consequences of an action. The term is also used in other contexts.
  • Unanimous consent, or general consent, by a group of several parties (e.g., an association) is consent given by all parties.
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Games ACC case managers play

Just how obstructive can ACC case managers be?

It's been over a year since I applied for an IA (Independence Allowance) assessment.

I fill out and sign the form supplied by ACC.

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ACC's cash appeals to all

There's nothing like a government Department with loads of cash is there?

Yet Surf Life Saving clubs are struggling to stay afloat.

In the first six days of this year there were 63 rescues at 17 beaches from Raglan to the Far North.

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