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Humphreys V Acc Don't listen to ACC assessors

#1 User is offline   MG 

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 12:21 AM

A claimant who relied on an ACC needs assessor who told him he had no chance of overturning any decision ACC made on the basis of her assessment cannot use the extenuating circumstances provision of s135(3) to oblige DRSL to hear an out of time review application, according to Judge Beattie in the attached decision.
[MG comment: IMHO, this gives the green light for ACC assessors to talk claimants out of lodging review applications. I'm sure ACC will cotton onto this, if they haven't already]Attached File  Humphreys.pdf (150.36K)
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Posted 11 July 2007 - 02:26 PM

View PostMG, on Jul 11 2007, 01:21 AM, said:

A claimant who relied on an ACC needs assessor who told him he had no chance of overturning any decision ACC made on the basis of her assessment cannot use the extenuating circumstances provision of s135(3) to oblige DRSL to hear an out of time review application, according to Judge Beattie in the attached decision.
[MG comment: IMHO, this gives the green light for ACC assessors to talk claimants out of lodging review applications. I'm sure ACC will cotton onto this, if they haven't already]Attachment attachment


IMHO Beattie on one of his "get back in the box you weasel" days.

Beattie does not like "litigatious" claimants......IMHO he is a bully.

Shows that all assessments need to be taped. The assessor could have been proven to have backed off the claimant, as they often do. Its about time folk like the judges began putting the assessors and their nasty arrogant mouths back in the box.

Of course its about that 24 hours per week of unpaid help the claimant obviously needed and obviously got.....that they were looking at having paid to the spouse. Thats no unreasonable in the circumstances. That would make life a little easier for the family.


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