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6.7.2 Single claim for single incident with multiple injuries


Claims for multiple injuries arising from a single incident (e.g. a spinal injury, a hand injury, lacerations and a knee injury all arising from a vehicle roll-over) should be considered for liability together and be dealt with thereafter on a single file. The liability determination establishes the status of these injuries as a suite of medical consequences of a single injurious incident and this is relevant to the structure of later Permanent Impairment lump sum payments.

Similarly, 'bilateral' conditions (for instance, excessive wear to both knee joints due to a single ongoing cause such as vigorous exercise) should also be dealt with in the same manner, i.e. result in a single determination of liability and a single file.