Report No. 85
Injuries covered in New Zealand.- As to the injuries covered, the New Zealand scheme provides for compensation for personal injury by accident as also for death. It should be noted that the scheme purparty to be a unified and comprehensive scheme of accident compensation, inasmuch as it is not confined to injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. The compensation awarded under this scheme is irrespective of fault. As a result, personal injury by accident is taken out of the field of the law of torts.