ACCF makes first compensation payment under new scheme

Marika Nakanacagi (middle) receiving his payment. Picture: SUPPLIED

THE Accident Compensation Commission of Fiji has made its first payment of compensation for an employment accident under the new no fault scheme.

The payment was for injuries sustained from falling off a ladder while working.

The applicant, Marika Nakanacagi, on January 31 tis year was trying to assemble solar panels with his team onto a rooftop when the accident occurred.

According to a statement issued by ACCF, he was standing on a ladder with heavy solar panel supported by a co-worker holding the solar panel on another ladder.

Mr Nakanacagi slipped from the ladder and fell from a height of three metres and suffered a fracture on his heel.

When receiving his compensation, Mr Nakanacagi thanked the ACCF team and said he did not expect such a quick turn around and such a large amount.

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