Glossary of ACC terms



A request to ACC by an injured person, their treatment provider, or other authorised person, for ACC recognition that an injury (known as 'cover') has been caused by an accident.

Acceptance of a claim for cover by ACC allows access to entitlements such as medical treatment, rehabiliatation, and compensation for lost earnings.

Each injury constitutes a separate claim.

Last updated: 12 May 2014

Last reviewed: 22 April 2014