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


Loss of forefinger


Loss of middle finger


Loss of ring finger


Loss of little finger


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'.