Before the introduction of an accident compensation scheme in 1974, people who were accidentally injured had to claim damages through the courts. This 1918 press report outlines such a case. The statutory accident compensation scheme was a major legal reform that was unique to New Zealand.
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Reference: Wairarapa Daily Times, 31 July 1918, p. 5
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