9.1.10 Whole finger impairments | Military Compensation SRCA Manuals and Resources Library, Permanent Impairment Handbook, Ch 9 1930 Act, 9.1 Table of Injuries

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9.1.10 Whole finger impairments

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Whole finger impairments which compensated under this element of the Table of Injuries in the 1930 Act are:

Nature of Injury

%

Loss of right thumb

30

Loss of left thumb

27

Loss of right forefinger

20

Loss of left forefinger

18

Loss of right middle finger

16

Loss of left middle finger

15

Loss of right ring finger

14

Loss of left ring finger

13

Loss of right little finger

13

Loss of left little finger

12

The amount of compensation is higher for the dominant hand of the injured employee, see below.

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

  • loss of parts of a finger or loss of total movement of joint of thumb: 'Partial Finger Impairments', detailed earlier in this section
  • loss of five fingers of hand: 'Arm and Hand Impairments', see below.

Note that the loss of a left finger is a separate injury from loss of the right finger and both losses are compensated by a lump sum.

Loss includes permanent loss of use

Loss of a finger includes the permanent loss of the efficient use of the limb (LOEU) because of the effect of S12(6) of the 1930 Act. A more detailed discussion of LOEU can be found later in this chapter.

Historical Rate Increases – 1930 Act

A table that sets out the dates of rate increases and the applicable maximum amount of compensation can be found earlier in this section.