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#1 User is offline   Tomcat 

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 10:20 AM

Greetings,
With luck I will have a copy of the Independance Allowance Manual this week..
The one used by Assessors...
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Posted 31 July 2005 - 02:23 PM

:P Great stuff ... no doubt another interesting read ...
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 11:28 AM

Greetings,
I now have it... "4th edition" June 1993.
339 pages... a bit much to scan... and pages are to large for my scanner.
but will look at what can be done...
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#4 User is offline   Paradigm Shift 

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 12:24 PM

Manual you will find in very small print the identifier number. Could you please post that number of the site so that we can ask the ACC for a copy under the official information act.
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 12:43 PM

2 numbers..

1... ISBN:0-89970-553-7

2... AA82:93-81:20M:6/93
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#6 User is offline   Kiwee 

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 04:51 PM

this is worth the read too..

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Posted 25 June 2007 - 11:26 AM

The ACC User Handbook to the AMA “Guides to the
Evaluation of Permanent Impairment” 4th Edition.


The ACC User Handbook to the AMA “Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment” 4th Edition

ACC
PO Box 242
Wellington
New Zealand
First edition
First printing March 2002
Second printing May 2002
Printed in New Zealand
ISBN 0-478-25172-6
ACC716

Is downloadable until ACC realise Claimants can get a copy from here (3.58Mb)

Then I guess you'll have to PM me for a copy.
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 03:06 PM

these two manuals areused in the assessment for IA.

Take note of page 9 where the injuries to be given the assessment on is the ones that the ACC tells the Doctor. This is were the ACC reduce the number of injuries and also the amount of the Independance allowance.

The Dr has no control and this is all done with in the ACC Offices.
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 04:52 PM

True.!

This means every claimant applying for an IA throught their GP must list every single claim ACC has accepted - Prior too 2002 for inclusion in that assessment.

For instance I am going through this process at present and the assessor added Scarring and disfigurement to his assessment. every extra % counts yay..

Likewise ACC tried to amalgamate a C6 (neck) fracture & an L4 (back fracture) as previously assessed.

I have the documentation to prove that the L4 fracture wasn't assessed and that ACC accepted a back injury 6 years later in 1994!

Still its interesting to note how they manipulate their figures... Rounding down - never up etc...
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 05:41 PM

They still have the calucation of the figures 'combined' not 'added' together. Which means 6% WPI Mental attached to 17% previous WPI Physical equals 21%!!
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:14 PM

when there is one claim for multiply injuries this is when the real cheetings been completed. they then try to claim that the injury is not covered despite that there is a lump sum payment made for the injury that the ACC are trying to denying.
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Posted 26 June 2007 - 07:47 AM

Dopple

At least the persons who collected lump sum, got a decent amount in previous years gone by.

The IA method doesnt even take 'loss of strength' into consideration and when one has both shoulders involved in injury, this causes massive complications with everyday living.

Never mind we carry on trying and keep a smile on the dial. Life is still worth living.

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:54 AM

Mini, decent sums have never been ACC"s good point!
I got a tiny amount for permanent disability cos noone could agree on the figure and when it was worked out, they took 75% off for the knee injury and permanent disabilty cos one leg is 25% of the body. I ended up with $700 and that is sick!!
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:47 PM

Due to the fact that a number of links are not working in various threads on this forum here is, hopefully the correct, document refered to in the above & other links

http://www.acc.co.nz.../wcmz002231.pdf

The ACC User Handbook to the AMA “Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment” 4th Edition
Also known as “The ACC User Handbook to AMA4”

Version 2002.05.01
Filename: H:\Standalones\2002-07-25\User Handbook to AMA4---Version for printing.doc
Printed on 30 July 2002
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