What does it cost?

ACC will pay the costs of providing a review.

People applying for a review will need to cover their own expenses for attending the hearing, such as travel, parking and accommodation. The costs for medical specialists and witnesses will also need to be paid by the person applying for the review.
The reviewer can decide to award the person applying for the review some money to cover the costs of making the application. The specific amounts of money that can be awarded, and the types of costs covered, are set out in the legislation.

Costs that may be covered

Under the legislation, a Reviewer may award contributions towards some of the expenses incurred during the review process.
Awards may include contributions towards:

Legal Fees –the cost of using a lawyer or an advocate to represent you at the hearing
Medical reports - the cost of a medical report obtained for the purposes of the review hearing
Travel – the cost travelling to the review
Other expenses - costs for other expenses such as photocopying, child care, telephone charges or time away from work.


More specific information is outlined in the Accident Compensation (Review Costs and Appeals) Amendment Regulations 2017 or feel free to get in touch FairWay on 0800 77 44 14.

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