Other countries that have similar schemes to ACC scheme in New Zealand
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From: D Lohr
Dear Accident Compensation Corporation,
New Zealand has been first to create many things, like the right for women to vote.
I have been doing some research, trying to find countries who had similar schemes to ACC, that denies the right of a person to "have their day in court" when they suffer injury. To date, I have only been able to find similar systems in these countries:
4) North Korea
China, surprisingly, is not on the list as they changed their law to allow lawsuits in 2010, after the tainted milk scandal in 2008.
So my questions are:
1) what other countries have a similar system to ACC, that restricts a person's right to sue for injury, and must accept the benefits the State decides to award them?
2) what other countries have followed in New Zealand's footsteps, to create a scheme similar to ACC, since its adoption of the ACC scheme over 40 years ago?
3) I believe there was a publication made by Geoffrey Palmer regarding the failure of similar ACC legislation to pass in Australia. Please forward me a copy or link to that document.
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