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8.5.3 Partial finger impairments

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The impairments to parts of 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

%

Total loss of movement of joint of thumb

14

Loss of distal phalanx or joint of thumb

16

Loss of portion of terminal segment of thumb involving one-third of its flexor surface without loss of distal phalanx or joint

14

Loss of two phalanges or joints of forefinger

12

Loss of two phalanges or joints of middle or ring finger

11

Loss of two phalanges or joints of little finger

10

Loss of distal phalanx or joint of forefinger

10

Loss of distal phalanx or joint of other finger

8

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

  • loss of a thumb and four fingers of the one hand: 'Arm and Hand Impairments'
  • loss of a finger: 'Finger Impairments'.