8.5.2 Whole finger impairments | Military Compensation SRCA Manuals and Resources Library, Permanent Impairment Handbook, Ch 8 Permanent Impairment under the 1971 Act, 8.5 Arm, Hand and Finger Impairments - 1971 Act

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8.5.2 Whole finger impairments

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The impairments to the fingers which were compensable under the 1971 Act, and the applicable percentages of the maximum statutory rate, were set out in S39(4):

39(4) The losses and percentages referred to in Subsection (3) are the losses and percentages set out in the following table:

Nature of Loss

%

Loss of thumb

30

Loss of forefinger

20

Loss of middle finger

16

Loss of ring finger

14

Loss of little finger

13

Note that certain losses affecting the thumb or fingers are covered under other descriptions:

  • total loss of movement of joint of thumb: 'Partial Finger Impairments'
  • loss of thumb and four fingers of one hand: 'Arm and Hand Impairments'.