ACCF paid out $3.5m in first quarter of 2018

Accident Commission of Fiji CEO Parvez Akbar. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

MORE than $3.5million has been paid by the Accident Compensation Commission of Fiji for motor vehicle accidents from January 1, 2018, to March 31 this year.

Of this amount, $3.3m was paid out for the death applications received by ACCF while $219,000 was paid out for injury applications.

ACCF chief executive officer Parvez Akbar said there were 74 cases of death applications that his office had received, of which 44 had paid been paid, 21 applications were still in the process and nine were declined.

For injury application, Mr Akbar said 390 applications were in the process whereby 16 applications were already paid out and 31 declined.

“The team at ACCF feel honoured to be able to serve victims of accidents through a scheme that removes these hurdles,” he said.

More details in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times.

 

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