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5.2.3 Guide to the Assessment of the Degree of Permanent Impairment
The Guide to the Assessment of the Degree of Permanent Impairment (the Approved Guide) is a document prepared by Comcare in accordance with S28 of the SRCA. Its purpose is to provide an objective basis for the assessment of the amount of lump-sum compensation for permanent impairment payable to an injured Commonwealth employee, including Defence Force personnel.
Part 2 of the Approved Guide comprises:
- Introduction and Principles of Assessment
- Part 2 Division 1 – Tables 1–13 which are used to assess the degree of permanent impairment
- Part 2 Appendix 1 – The Combined Values Chart which is used to combine scores under several tables in certain scenarios
- Part 2 Division 2 – Tables 1–5 which are used to assess the degree of non-economic loss.