Is there any Avenue in the courts i cn claim 4 exemplary damages after breaking my leg due 2 a plumber not fill in a

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Customer: Hi there Is there any Avenue in the courts i cn claim 4 exemplary damages after breaking my leg due 2 a plumber not fill in a hole once finished working in my property
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Customer: New zealand
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Customer: I have filed a clsim in the Dispute Tribunal it was withdrawn as wrong jurisdiction
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I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please give me a minute to read your question
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To bring a claim outside of ACC you will need to file a claim in the District Court. You would need to make a case why ACC was inadequate for this.
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By Acc being inadequate you mean what
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You would get the medical treatment and any paid time off work if you are working. That is usually the limit of what you can claim. In extremely bad cases you can claim exemplary damages but it is difficult and rare
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i had bn working 4 9months at my job, Acc entitlement is 80% of that 9months leaving me a loss in wages of over 8k, the Dispute Tribunal withdrew my claim say wrong jurisdiction. Is the district court different
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You have received the standard statutory payments. Everyone injured has the same payments
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can i claim for financial losses and pain and suffering, in NZ through the court system
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I thought the standard statutory payment on Acc is 80% of 52weeks earnings after the 1st 4weeks prior 2 an accident not just the time u have bn employed at the job.
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You have to make a claim that this was an extraordinary accident so that they need to be punished. You can also review ACC if you think their decisions were wrong. There is a review system
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