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If you received any compensation for an accidental needle jab, it would be through accident compensation. But there is no lump sum payment under that system. There is also a possibility of a prosecution under the occupational safety and health provisions of the Health and Safety in Employment Act. Under this act, it is possible to get a payment for compensation, but the health board would need to be prosecuted successfully and there would need to be a claim for compensation for you made by the prosecutor. Any workplace accident should be reported to Work Safe New Zealand, and they will also make a call on whether to prosecute