Farmer injuries reach five-year high, hitting $84 million in ACC claims

A Stuff article.

Farmers racked up $84 million in injury claims last year – the costliest since 2015.

More than 22,000 farm-related injury claims were accepted by ACC, with an average of 60 workers getting injured every day. Since 2015, ACC has spent more than $383 million on farm-related injuries.

Waikato has had the highest number of farm-related injuries in the past five years with over 22 600, ahead of Canterbury, with more than 17,000, Manawatu-Whanganui, with more than 10,000, and Otago not far behind with more than 9500.