Accident Compensation Act 2001

Corporation to pay weekly compensation after first week of incapacity

32 Corporation to pay weekly compensation for loss of earnings to claimant who was earner

(1)

The Corporation is liable to pay weekly compensation for loss of earnings to a claimant who—

(a)

has an incapacity resulting from a personal injury for which he or she has cover; and

(b)

was an earner immediately before his or her incapacity commenced.

(2)

The claimant is entitled to weekly compensation for loss of earnings—

(a)

on and from the day after the first week of incapacity ends; and

(b)

for any period of incapacity, after that first week, resulting from the personal injury for which he or she has cover.

(3)

The weekly compensation payable is 80% of the claimant’s weekly earnings, as calculated under clauses 33 to 45 and 48.

(4)

Subclause (3) is subject to clauses 46, 51, 52, and 53.

(5)

The amount of weekly compensation payable to the claimant must be adjusted in the manner provided in section 115.

(6)

In this clause, earner includes a person who has purchased weekly compensation under section 223.

Compare: 1998 No 114 Schedule 1 cl 7