21 June 2019
[FYI request #10391 email]
Your Official Information Act request, reference: 000072
Thank you for your email of 27 May 2019, asking for the following information under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act):
I would be interested to find out how many claims have been made in Hamilton in total as a
result of accidents on escooters.
Injury claims involving an e-scooter
Please find information on injuries involving e-scooters in the table below. This information is provided
from 14 October 2018, the date that Lime Scooters were first introduced to New Zealand. When
reviewing this information, refer to the notes section.
Rest of Waikato
Rest of New Zealand
• The claim has ‘scooter’
in the sport field or the accident description and has any of the following
keywords in the accident description: ‘electric’, ‘electronic’, ‘e-scooter’, ‘motorised’, motorized’,
• The data is based on the date of accident and includes only accepted claims. Some accidents
may have occurred in the specified timeframe that have not yet lodged a claim, or for which a
cover decision has not yet been made.
• ACC is reliant on the information a person provides on their ACC45 injury claim form which is
completed when they seek medical treatment for their injury. There is a free-text accident
description field on the form where a person can provide a brief description of how the accident
happened. There is significant variation in the accuracy of information clients provide in this
field. As such, the above should not be considered a definitive count of the number of claims for
the specified criteria.
• The data was extracted on 25 May 2019 and may differ if rerun later.
ACC does not disclose low value data. Accordingly, some entries in the table only indicate that the
relevant number is less than four. This limits the potential for individuals or matters specific to certain
individuals from being identified. Withholding in this way is necessary to protect the privacy of these
individuals under section 9(2)(a) of the Act. In doing so, we have considered the public interest in
making the information available and have determined that it does not outweigh the need to protect
the privacy of these persons.
Queries or concerns
If you have any questions, you can email me at [email address].
If you are not happy with this decision, you have the right to make a complaint to the Ombudsman.
Information about how to do this is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
or by phoning 0800
Manager Official Information Act Services
Government Engagement & Support
Accident Compensation Corporation
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