MORE THAN $42 MILLION PAID BY ACCF
The Accident Compensation Commission of Fiji (ACCF) held its first Board meeting on Friday, 03rd March 2023. As part of Management’s update, the Board was informed of the progress made by ACCF since the last Board meeting. The ACCF Board noted that a total of $42,734,000.00 in compensation has been paid under the no fault scheme since 01st January 2018, of which $29,207,000.00 was for motor vehicle accidents, $12,595,500.00 for employment accidents and $931,500.00 for school accidents.
The ACCF CEO, Parvez Akbar informed the Board that from the applications received, speeding continues to be the number one cause of fatalities from motor vehicle accidents, followed by dangerous driving and pedestrian negligence. To date the nation has lost 15 lives on our roads compared to 10 for same period last year. Most of these deaths could have been avoided if drivers were not driving at an excessive speed.
ACCF has continued to receive positive feedback from satisfied applicants. The feedback consistently referred to expressions of gratitude and appreciation for the team’s customer service, timeliness, empathy, professionalism and simplicity of the process.
The Board noted that whilst compensation was available under the no fault scheme, there were certain exclusions which apply such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, refusing to permit a breath test, not holding a valid driving licence and failure to comply with all the conditions of the driving licence, being convicted for causing the accident and failing to pay the Motor Vehicle Accident Levy, amongst others.
The Board expressed its appreciation to the ACCF team’s hard work and dedication.