The Accident Compensation Commission of Fiji team has reached out to the family of the couple who passed away after a tree branch fell on their car near Kasavu Road in Naitasiri last Saturday.
ACCF CEO, Parvez Akbar says they express their sincere condolences to the family, and offered assistance and support in respect of applications for compensation that may arise from the incident.
Akbar advised the Board that close to 80% of the victims or families of the victims who were seriously injured or lost loved ones in motor vehicle, employment, and school accidents would have missed out on receiving compensation under the old law.
This was established after analysing payments made by ACCF in the context of the previous requirement to prove fault.
He says previously, some victims of motor vehicle and employment accidents were unable to recover their entitlement to compensation as a result of companies becoming insolvent.
Akbar says the introduction of the Accident Compensation Scheme by the Fijian Government removed these challenges.
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