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Tuesday 11th March
New Zealand is unique in that all citizens are covered by accident compensation insurance, a government-run scheme, covering New Zealanders for death and injury by accident. The Accident Compensation Corporation, or ACC, is located online at www.acc.co.nz. The ACC laws make it impossible for a citizen to sue for damages incurred due to accident.
Under common law, it is the obligation of every individual/company to carry out their business activities without causing injury to other persons or damage to property owned by others.
Public liability insurance is available to the individual or company. This will provide indemnity in the event of the insured individual or company being legally liable for loss or damage to third-party property, caused by their negligence.
In New Zealand, accident compensation legislation looks after claims for injury to third parties, and removes the right of an individual to sue another for injury.
Unlike most countries in the world, statutory liability insurance cover for fines and penalties is available in New Zealand. Covers are typically for $NZ500,000 and contain exclusions relating to deliberate disregard of legislation. With the Health & Safety in Employment Act, the insurance will not cover the Fine, but will pay for your legal costs and costs of reparation.
Your New Zealand line producer or production support person can provide advice regarding your health and safety practices while in New Zealand.
The Data Book, the New Zealand film and television industry reference guide, contains contact details for companies experienced in production insurance.
These files are in PDF format. To view these files you will need to have Acrobat Reader version 8 or 9 installed. Download the latest Acrobat Reader.
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