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#1 User is offline   jordan 

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 02:04 PM

Hi, I am a long term claimant and ACC CM has decided to cease payments as of 7 December. Im desperate for advice or if someone knows of an advocate that i may be able to meet with ???...HELP
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 02:21 PM

you need to inform what is in the decision letter.

Non compliant, found vocational Independent or that your covered injury is not causing the incapacity.Every one is different so need more that just cut the compensation entitlement.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 02:42 PM

theyre saying the cond is because of a birth defect when all reports from specialists clearly state in their opinion it was caused by trauma because of my car accident, he is going by a report from 2007!!!
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 05:04 PM

Lawyers to consider are: Peter Sara (Dunedin), Martin Bell (Christchurch), John Miller (Wellington) or Phillip Schmidt (Auckland). I do not know any advocates.

What type of specialist wrote the report ACC are using to cut your ERC?

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 05:12 PM

View Postjordan, on Nov 10 2009, 04:42 PM, said:

theyre saying the cond is because of a birth defect when all reports from specialists clearly state in their opinion it was caused by trauma because of my car accident, he is going by a report from 2007!!!


Don't be swayed. That's a common ACC ploy; blame injuries on pre-existing conditions. A claimant here was a body builder & worked in a physical job. ACC had initially declined cover, claiming she already had the condition/injury for which cover was sought.

Deception part of ACC's known modus operandi.
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 06:04 PM

View PostSparrow, on Mar 14 2009, 06:17 PM, said:

Jordan, it sounds to me that you need an updated IRP.
It is really important that ALL your injuries are noted on the form along with all your restrictons, like no lifting etc.
This has to be discussed with the GP.
We have advised you earlier it is time to get your GP to refer you to a Specialist in the speciality of your injury.
He can do that independently of ACC, but they will pay for it. The GP can refer you to anyone he choses..
Then he writes a report to GP and you can then give it to CM.

It sounds as tho you were sent on an Initial OCcupational assessment??
Did they discus what jobs you can do.Or was it a secret work trail or hardening program.

You must never sgn anything with these people and if they force you, add "Signed under duress" on your form.You also must never go to these things alone and try and get it recorded as well.

You really do need some GOOD advice

This person has overstepped the boundaries of her job. It is not her job to assess that you have a pre-existing cndition or what ever.
Time to send a letter to ACC complaints about this, it is over the top.

Also it is time to get your file copy and ask for ALL the info sent to this outfit, you are entitled to see it.
The CM got a lot of work to do for you, good



hullo again, This advice was given to you months ago. If you had taken heed you may not be in the state you now find yourself in.
Did you get an independent Othopod report as advised.
Did you update the IRP? did you get the file?
Some of us have been thru the mill and are experienced in ACC ways others just give weasel words.
So did you do all the above?
If so, what was the outcome?
It looks to me that your short course with the lady who dictated conditions to you, has happened to be the VIA that ACC were looking for.
I am in despair for you but did you seek the advice we recommended?
Once you get the VIA letter, it is hard to get back on to ACC. A review should hav e been taken within 90days of their decision.
You need to get busy and find an advocate or lawyer SAP.It will be worth the $$ if you succeed.
Good luck and I hope it isnt too late.
Some of us who give advice on here, really know what we are talking about!!!
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:28 PM

View PostSparrow, on Nov 10 2009, 08:04 PM, said:

hullo again, This advice was given to you months ago. If you had taken heed you may not be in the state you now find yourself in.
Did you get an independent Othopod report as advised.
Did you update the IRP? did you get the file?
Some of us have been thru the mill and are experienced in ACC ways others just give weasel words.
So did you do all the above?
If so, what was the outcome?
It looks to me that your short course with the lady who dictated conditions to you, has happened to be the VIA that ACC were looking for.
I am in despair for you but did you seek the advice we recommended?
Once you get the VIA letter, it is hard to get back on to ACC. A review should hav e been taken within 90days of their decision.
You need to get busy and find an advocate or lawyer SAP.It will be worth the $$ if you succeed.
Good luck and I hope it isnt too late.
Some of us who give advice on here, really know what we are talking about!!!

yes i have done all of the above, i got a list out of five specialists to choose from so my GP and I chose Michael Barnes, went to him for an assessment(medical review), he told me at the time i had nothing to worry about and that it was caused by the accident, he also said he cat comment too much as he is not a neurosurgeon and ACC should get an opinion from a neurosurgeon. CM has told me there arent any neurosurgeons around to do the review so he is basing his decision on an old report..but yes i have taken all the advice so far given to me on here thus being the reason i have returned
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 07:53 PM

Great you did take advice!
Well did this surgeon write a report!!!???

there is one neuro surgeon I would recommend and that is Janus Bonkowski in ChCH. An abrupt manner, rather intimidating but has the knowledge and writes a good report.
See if ACC will fly you to CH for the assessment.
Bonkowski will want an up to date MRI, so get in before ACC start cutting the costs of MRI's!!
I am worried about the work program you went on and the intimidation from this cow. did you complain to ACC complaints?

The CM cant say there are no Neuro sirgeons around, that is rubbish!!! Can you go back to the one who did your op in hospital?
What ever you do, dont go near DU Pleses, ACC toady supreme!!
Have you been sent for a neuropsych report????
I am also worried you are out of time for a Review, however that can be got around.PM for further help away from this rather intimidating forum!!
You certainly need some help and quick.

Did you get your full file???? That is really important. Writre or email CM and ask for your full file under the official information and privacy Acts.. Acc have to give it to you
good luck,. sparrow
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 02:16 PM

Now you got two differnt claims.

One for sexual abuse and the other for physical injury.



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i was assessed a few years ago for a lump sum payout and got classed as 15% impaired and i applied again this year and they said im 13%, does that mean i still get anything paid out??


watch that they are not looking at the injuries on one claim and claiming that they are not covered under the other claim.
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 05:38 PM

cm recommended i get sensitive claim assessed, i didnt even ask about it, he said that my previous ls payment was for my neck injury and was based on physical injury but cm said they should of taken sensitive claim into account at the same time and done it on a mental injury aswell. Now hes just really confusiong me because all my weekly compo is ceasing on 7th december, i dont know what to do or who to talk to . I have tried stupid acc , they assured me i will hear from them by the end of the day and i still havent. they just dont give two shits, An advocate lady i was speaking to said she had four phonecalls from different people all over the country whose weekly compo is also stopping
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 05:46 PM

Can you get to CHCH> Get a referral from GP to Mr Bonkowski. That is my best suggestion. others may know of Neuro surgeons elsewhere of repute.

They cant cut you off on the basis of a 2007 report!!! Push them.
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 06:43 PM

this is all planed with in ACc of removing entitlements in largenumbers so that there is a shortage of people to help the injured.

This is why I would be checking on what the ACC think is your injury and incapacity.
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 07:19 PM

does anyone know if there is any such thing as a free advocate??...and if so are they are in auck??
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 07:34 PM

View Postjordan, on Nov 11 2009, 09:19 PM, said:

does anyone know if there is any such thing as a free advocate??...and if so are they are in auck??


Don't know where you live (?Outrageous Fortune country?) but if you make contact with Dr Huhana Hickey she should be able to tell you of someone locally for your needs.

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Auckland Disability Law is the result of development work by the agency and community law centres across wider Auckland.

In 2005, the agency commissioned a research team to identify the legal needs of disabled people in the region which were not being met.

The team, led by AUT University’s national centre for health and social ethics director Kate Diesfeld, consulted disabled people, their advocates and disability organisations, and lawyers and community law centres.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 08:20 PM

View Postjordan, on Nov 10 2009, 04:04 PM, said:

Hi, I am a long term claimant and ACC CM has decided to cease payments as of 7 December. Im desperate for advice or if someone knows of an advocate that i may be able to meet with ???...HELP




Hello All, Has everybody seen this ?? http://www.accesssup...z/toughlove.pdf


Opoligies if this is old news. Tis new to me ......am in shock .... q:o)

Regards.
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