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Commission Awaits Family To Claim Compensation On Sisters’ Death

The commission has so far made six payments of $75,000 each in compensation this year. The Accident Compensation Commission Fiji (ACCF) will visit the family of the Valelevu accident victims
27 Sep 2018 11:51
Commission Awaits Family To Claim  Compensation On  Sisters’ Death
ACCF chief executive officer Parvez Akbar.

The commission has so far made six payments of $75,000 each in compensation this year.

The Accident Compensation Commission Fiji (ACCF) will visit the family of the Valelevu accident victims to assist them make their application for compensation.

Commission chief executive office Parvez Akbar said they had not received any application yet from the aggrieved family, however they were following Police investigations closely.

“We are taking an interest in the investigations because we know there have been deaths from the accident,” Mr Akbar said.

“So it is of interest to us. We are keeping an eye out in terms of the facts coming out from Police investigations and at this stage we are following this.

“We will also be visiting the family of the deceased and assist and support them to make an application once they are ready to do so.

“Right now is not a good time for them but as soon as they are ready we will reach out to them and assist them.”

He said the commission had made six payments of $75,000 each in compensation this year for motor vehicle related deaths.

“For personal injuries compensation, when a person gets injured and for us to assess their application they need to undergo an impairment assessment with the medical specialist,” he said.

“For the medical specialist to do the assessment,there is a waiting period. They need to be comfortable that there is no further healing to occur to the body.”

“As a result of that waiting period we have not made any compensation payments for injuries but they are likely to start shortly as the assessments start coming through.”

He clarified that the waiting period would depend on the injury.

He also said compensation for deaths were turned around much quicker since there were no further assessments made.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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