$17.3m paid to accident victims by ACCF since 2018

$17.3m paid to accident victims by ACCF since 2018

By Shanil Singh
Friday 19/02/2021
CEO Parvez Akbar

Accident victims have received a total of $17.3 million from the Accident Compensation Commission of Fiji since 2018.

This includes $14,379,000 for vehicle accidents, $2,784,000 for employment accidents and $147,000 for school accidents.

The ACCF Board also held its first meeting of 2021 on Wednesday where they were advised that majority of applicants for injuries arising from vehicle and employment accidents would not have received compensation under the previous legal framework.

CEO Parvez Akbar says close to 80% of families who lost loved ones from vehicle accidents would also have missed out from receiving compensation under the old law.

Akbar also says that some victims were unable to recover their entitlement to compensation as a result of companies becoming insolvent.

He says the introduction of the Accident Compensation Scheme by the government removed these challenges.

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