The Dunedin victim of a “horrific” mauling by three Irish wolfhounds has had another blow after learning she will not be compensated for lost income.
The woman was attacked about 6.30am on December 2, leaving her with injuries over much of her body.
The most serious was to her right leg, where little remained of her calf muscle.
Before the attack, the woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, worked two part-time jobs to supplement her benefit income, but the injuries left her unable to work.
Thinking it would be a formality, she asked for compensation from ACC for lost income, but was shocked to learn they would not give her compensation on top of her benefit.
Instead, she was told by an ACC staff member it would take a dollar off her benefit for every dollar she received in compensation – which in her situation meant she would be no better off than if she received no compensation at all.
The entitlement is strong in that one! Plug her into the national grid and we’d all get lots of free energy. Read more »