Leave if you're injured
Sick leave arrangements depend on whether you were injured at work or somewhere else.
If you were injured at work
You don't need to take sick leave.
Your employer has to pay you at least 80% of your normal wages for the first week you're off work.
If you were injured somewhere other than work
You can take sick leave for the first week you're off work.
After the first week
ACC will pay you 80% of your normal wages while you can’t work.
Your employer can't make you take the time off as sick leave, but you can ask them to pay you for one day's sick leave each week — this makes up the difference between your normal wages and the 80% allowance.