Injury cost calculator

Whether a worker gets injured at home or at work, your business is affected. You need to find and train a replacement, deal with the paperwork and still keep everything working. What if wages for the replacement worker are just the beginning of a larger impact on your bottom line? Do you know the real cost of an injury?

How to use the calculator

The injury cost calculator has two parts:

  1. Case studies - examples of costs to employers that result from injuries in work, home and sport settings.
  2. Create your own - use costs from your business to build your own injury scenario. Find out what the real cost of an injury could be.

Start the calculator.

Note:
This injury cost calculator doesn’t show how workplace injuries may affect the ACC work levies you pay, as a result of experience rating.

Experience rating is a system of modifying a business’ ACC work levy based on its claims history.Under the experience rating framework, employers who have lower-than-average injury rates, with better-than-average rehabilitation or return to work rates, may receive a discount on their ACC work levy. Those with worse-than-average claims experience may receive a loading on their levy.

Last updated: 7 July 2014

Last reviewed: 10 June 2014