Over $7.5m paid as compensation to accident victims

Accident Compensation Commission, Fiji CEO Parvez Akbar during a press conference at the Land Transport Authority office in Valelevu, Nasinu on Friday, June 21, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU/FILE

TO date the Accident Compensation Commission of Fiji (ACCF) has paid over $7.5 million in compensation to victims of motor vehicle, employment and school accidents since January 1, 2018.

ACCF recently paid $75,000 compensation to one of the victims of the Lakena bus accident after a motor vehicle accident application was received from the mother of the deceased child.

However ACCF CEO Parvez Akbar an application has not been made for compensation for the other death from this accident as the family are attending to legal matters before doing so.

“Upon receiving a completed application, it will be processed in a timely manner and compensation will be paid out accordingly,” Mr Akbar said.

“The ACCF team is assisting with any enquiries for injuries suffered as a result of this accident,” he said.

“On a separate note, the ACCF states that there is no delay in respect of applications for compensation for injuries arising out of the bus accident in Tailevu last year.

“Contrary to a media report, the applicants have been fully informed of the current status of the application and the normal timeframe involved in assessing the injuries. All of the Tailevu bus accident applications are being processed in a timely manner and there are no delays whatsoever.”

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