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Number New

Number of new paid injury claims in the period. For example, from July 2005 to June 2006, 1,525,550 new claims were paid.

When ACC first makes a payment on a claim, it is . A claim is new in year of first payment.

Number New is included in the Number (of) Active claims.


A period of time is five years based on when ACC last updated the paid injury claim data.

Number Active

The number of paid injury claims in the period (ie the number of claims where ACC made payments in the year, even though an accident may have happened and been registered in previous years). This includes new claims and ongoing claims.

Total Cost ($000s)

Total cost represents the sum of all payments to active claims in the selected group.
Amount of money paid out on active claims in that period.
The total cost is net of GST.

Statistics on our claims

Use our tool to get statistics on our claims over the past five years. You can filter by type of injury, where and how the accident happened, age and gender.

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Where did it happen?

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Your selections

Claim type: All claims Fatal claims Entitlement claims
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Claims and total costs

Financial year New claims Active claims Total cost

This data is current as of 29 April 2017. 


  • These statistics are approximate. If you need data for research or analysis, contact:
    Email statistics@acc.co.nz
  • ≤ 3 means that the cell contains less than or equal to three claims. We've removed this data to protect the privacy of our clients.