26 Dec 2013

Christmas injuries preventable - ACC

7:10 am on 26 December 2013

The Accident Compensation Corporation says many of the injuries that happen during the Christmas period are easily preventable.

Last summer, ACC received more than 36,500 claims between Christmas Day and 3 January. The cost to date of those claims is about $23 million.

A corporation spokesperson said most injuries during the holidays period happen at home and are quite minor. With a little common sense, many of the injuries could be avoided.