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High Court Judgements

Here is where you will find Judgements that have been handed down by the Courts. These can be very useful if the circumstances described in the Judgements have a bearing on your own individual circumstances. 

Martin v ACC: This judgement goes into great detail on how the Courts view the assessment and the appeal process. This judgement  is very useful. I would like to draw attention to paragraphs [24] to [27] and [34] in particular. This is the judgement a claimant takes to specialists when seeking a privately obtained medical assessment. This is the counter to ACC trying to convince Practitioners that they should not see ACC claimants unless referred by ACC. 

Ramsay v ACC: Originally the Ramsay decision was an issue for claimants in that the original interpretation of this decision, not only the limitations of the Corporations powers when applying its "decision making" were defined. Unfortunately the appeal process itself came under threat until thankfully Ms Martin took her fight to the High Court and won thus freeing the appeal process once more. However the restrictions the Ramsay decision placed on the Corporation itself remain. The Martin decision summaries Ramsay nicely but the decision is here for examination in its own right. 

Weir v ACC This decision deals with what is a re-viewable decision under the act. This is very useful for when ACC is proposing interventions that ACC is claiming are not linked to entitlement. This often occurs when the Individual Rehabilitation Plan is being "negotiated." 
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Alex Lupine,
Jul 17, 2012, 12:59 AM
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Alex Lupine,
Jul 17, 2012, 12:59 AM
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Alex Lupine,
Jul 17, 2012, 1:22 AM